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WooCommerce Server Recommendations


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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.

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 itself. But before doing so, you should check your hosting environment. As a guide, we recommend:

You should also check WordPress requirements.

PHP version less than 7.3+ and MySQL version less than 5.6 no longer receive active support and many versions are at End Of Life and are therefore no longer maintained. As such, using outdated and unsupported versions of MySQL and PHP may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.

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.

Moving Hosts

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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 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.