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WooCommerce Server Recommendations

WooCommerce Server Recommendations are a guide to setting your site up for success and longevity. If your WordPress site doesn’t meet our minimum requirements, then many plugins, including WooCommerce itself, won’t function as expected. Read over the WooCommerce Server Recommendations and additional items below.

Server Requirements

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The first step in setting up your WooCommerce-powered online store is to install WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin. But before doing so, you should check your hosting environment. If they don’t meet these requirements, the security and performance of your site will suffer. As a guide, we recommend:

  • WordPress version 6.3 or great.
  • PHP version 7.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.67 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.4 or greater.
  • WordPress memory limit of 256 MB or greater.
  • HTTPS support.

It’s also worth checking the server requirements for WordPress

Optional Items

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Other optional things that may be required include:

  • cURL or fsockopen support, used by WooCommerce and by several of our integrations, e.g., PayPal IPN
  • Some Woo.com extensions require SOAP support
  • Multibyte String support if you’re running a non-English store.
  • Additional requirements listed at Using Permalinks, if you want WordPress “pretty” permalinks.

After installing WooCommerce, check if your server has the items listed using the System Status page.

Need a new host to meet the WooCommerce server recommendations? Check out our hosting partners here or dedicated WordPress web hosts listed here.

Questions and Support

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Do you still have questions and need assistance? 

  • Get in touch with a Happiness Engineer via our Help Desk. We provide support for extensions developed by and/or sold on Woo.com, and Jetpack/WordPress.com customers.
  • If you are not a customer, we recommend finding help on the WooCommerce Support Forum or hiring a WooExpert agency. They are trusted agencies with a proven track record of building highly customized, scalable online stores. Learn more about WooExpert agencies.