Any server with the components we’ve discussed here is capable of supporting a WordPress site. But, as you might imagine with such a complex system, there are many ways to configure a server and the software it runs. A non-specialized web host will optimize their servers for the general case (or not at all). A WordPress host optimizes specifically for WordPress. When we build our networks and servers, and configure the software stack, every decision we make is designed to create an environment suitable for hosting a WordPress site – WordPress hosting.