WooCommerce Server Recommendations

WooCommerce Server Recommendations are a guide to setting your site up for success and longevity. If the server running 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 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.

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? 

This documentation is about the free, core WooCommerce plugin for which support is provided in our community forums on WordPress.org. Searching there you’ll often find that your question has been asked and answered before.

If you haven’t created a WordPress.org account to use the forums, here’s how.

  • If you’re looking to extend the core functionality shown here, we recommend reviewing available extensions in the Woo Marketplace.
  • Need ongoing advanced support, or a customization built for WooCommerce? Hire a WooExpert agency.
  • Are you a developer building your own WooCommerce integration or extension? Check our Developer Resources.

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