Server Recommendations

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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 <7.2+ and MySQL <5.6 no longer receive active support and many versions are at End Of Life and therefore are no longer maintained. As such, using outdated and unsupported versions of MySQL and PHP may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.

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Some other optional things that may be required include:

  • CURL or fsockopen support, used by WooCommerce and by several of our integrations, e.g. for PayPal IPN
  • Some of our extensions require SOAP support
  • Multibyte String support if you’re running a non-English store.

If you want WordPress “pretty” permalinks, there are some additional requirements listed here

Check if your server has the items listed above after installing WooCommerce from the System Status page.

Moving Hosts ↑ Back to top

Need a new host? Check out our hosting partners here or dedicated WordPress web hosts listed here.


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