WooCommerce Server Recommendations are a guide to setting your site up for success. If your WordPress site doesn’t meet our minimum requirements, then many plugins (including possibly the core WooCommerce plugin) won’t function as expected. Read over the WooCommerce Server Recommendations and optional items below.
The first step in setting up your WooCommerce-powered online store is to install WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin itself. But before doing so, you should check your hosting environment. As a guide, we recommend:
- PHP version 7.4 and up to version 8.1
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater
- WordPress memory limit of 256 MB or greater
- HTTPS support
You should also check WordPress requirements.
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 WooCommerce.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.
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 WooCommerce.com, and Jetpack/WordPress.com customers.
- If you are not a customer, we recommend finding help on the WooCommerce Support Forum or hiring a recommended expert on our customizations page.