What is WooCommerce hosting?

Hey, fellow e-commerce entrepreneur! So, you’ve been navigating the world of online retail for a while now, and you’ve likely come to appreciate the power and flexibility of WooCommerce for building and managing your store. But what if I told you there’s a game-changing ingredient you might be missing out on? Enter WooCommerce hosting – the secret sauce that can take your online business to the next level.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just dipping your toes into the e-commerce waters, understanding the ins and outs of WooCommerce hosting can be a game-changer for your store’s success. Let’s dive in and uncover why that might be one of your best decisions for your thriving online empire.

Let’s start simple

WooCommerce hosting is like having a specialized team dedicated to making your online store the best it can be.

Here’s the scoop: When you choose WooCommerce hosting, you’re opting for hosting specifically tailored for online stores built with WooCommerce.

So, what makes WooCommerce hosting different from regular web hosting? Well, it’s all about customization and optimization.

WooCommerce hosting providers fine-tune their servers and support systems to meet the unique needs of e-commerce websites. This means faster loading times, enhanced security features, and expert support from folks who know their way around WooCommerce and WordPress.

In a nutshell, WooCommerce hosting is the VIP treatment for your online store, ensuring it runs smoothly, securely, and efficiently.

What a Growing WooCommerce Site Needs:

Alright, so your online store is picking up steam – high fives all around! But as your store gains traction and more customers start flooding in, it’s time to level up your hosting game. Here’s what your growing WooCommerce site needs to keep the good times rolling:

  1. More Resources, Please: Picture this: Your store is like a party, getting bigger by the minute. With more visitors, products, and transactions happening, you need extra juice to keep things running smoothly in hosting terms, which means more CPU, RAM, and storage space to handle your growing user base’s increased traffic and activity.
  1. Speed, Speed, Speed: Ain’t nobody got time for slow-loading pages – especially not your customers. As your store grows, keeping things snappy and responsive is crucial. Upgrading to a hosting plan with faster servers, advanced caching, and content delivery networks (CDNs) can help ensure your customers don’t hit the brakes while browsing your store.
  1. Level up Security: With great popularity comes great responsibility – especially when it comes to protecting your customers’ sensitive information. Investing in robust security measures like SSL encryption, firewalls, and malware scanning becomes non-negotiable as your store expands. After all, nobody wants their party to be crashed by cyber-criminals!
  1. Expert Support: As your store grows, so do the challenges you’ll face along the way. That’s where having a team of WooCommerce wizards on standby can be a game-changer. Whether you’re troubleshooting technical issues, optimizing your store for peak performance, or need a pep talk, having expert support at your fingertips can make all the difference.

If I had to name one thing that’s most important for the productivity of your WooCommerce site, it would be Great Performance.

Performance encompasses factors such as speed, responsiveness, and overall user experience. A fast-loading website ensures that customers can quickly find what they’re looking for, complete transactions efficiently, and navigate between pages seamlessly.

How is performance impacted when it comes to hosting?

Performance in WooCommerce hosting is impacted by several factors, each of which plays a critical role in determining the speed, responsiveness, and overall efficiency of your online store:

  1. Server Resources: The resources allocated to your hosting plan, including CPU power, RAM, and storage space, directly impact performance. Insufficient resources can lead to slow loading times, website downtime, and poor user experience.
  1. Optimization: The optimization of your website’s code, images, and database queries significantly influences performance. Well-optimized websites load faster, reduce server load, and improve user experience, leading to higher conversion rates and customer satisfaction.
  1. Caching Mechanisms: Caching mechanisms, such as server-side caching and content delivery networks (CDNs), help reduce the load on the server by storing and delivering static content more efficiently. This results in faster page load times and improved performance for users, especially those accessing your site from different locations.

In my experience, when it comes to performance and e-commerce, one of the most important things to look out for is CPU power. That’s because stores have more moving parts than blogs, for example. Every click, every order, every cart interaction, and every purchase is a process that needs to be handled accordingly. Caching can’t equalize things here because we are working with many more dynamic requests that are unique for each user and their buying experience.

How does WPX do WooCommerce hosting?

While some hosts like to slap a ‘WooCommerce plan’ label on any old WordPress hosting plan and hope its customers won’t notice the sluggish, mediocre performance, WPX’s e-commerce WordPress hosting plans are different. 

They are highly tuned, adequately resourced, and custom-built for optimum WooCommerce performance.

Our plans are designed to work best with WooCommerce websites but are also great for any website with higher computing power needs.

We do that by allocating CPU power to each site, so whenever you have a big promotion or campaign, you can rest assured that we can handle it.

Based on our experience with hosting and, more specifically, hosting WooCommerce websites, we set up three resource levels for our plans so they can best suit the needs of different users. 

It all began with the Powerstore plan. We wanted to allow people to build or bring their sites to the next level without worrying about resource shortages, unexpected traffic spikes, or high traffic volumes.

What we did:

  • We allocated two physical CPU cores to the plan – this gives the site hosted there a lot of space to grow its user base with no slowdowns or resource shortages.
  • We added 4PHP workers with 4GB RAM each – or 1 GB of RAM for each PHP worker; this will ensure that your processes won’t ever run out unless they get stuck in a loop, which no amount of RAM can help. 
  • We assigned 20GB storage – you can have that extra space when you want to give extra details to your clients through images and videos of the product.
  • We distributed 300GB bandwidth – no visitor limitations were added.

We built upon the idea from there with two additional plans, Superstore and Hyperstore, that aim to give all our clients more space for growth and expansion.

Respectively providing 3 CPU and 4 CPU cores with 6 PHP workers each with 6 GB of RAM and 8 PHP workers each with 8 GB of RAM.

50 GB of storage for the Superstore plan and 100GB of storage for the Hyperstore plan, and no hard limit on the Bandwidth for both of them.

Which WPX WooCommerce plan to choose?

Powerstore – Great for building a new website or hosting small to medium-sized stores.

Superstore – A very nice middle ground for people expanding their online business and wanting a “smooth sailing” experience that won’t hinder their growth or traffic. 

Hyperstore – Exceptional for resource-hungry sites or sites with high traffic volumes. Putting the owners at rest, knowing that their site CAN handle it.

With WPX plans, you get all the needed resources for your store’s success, so you can rest easily knowing your site will always stay up.

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Vladimir Nenkovski
Vladimir Nenkovski

Vladimir is the lead of the WPX WooCommerce project. His long journey as a Technical Support Team Manager introduced him to all kinds of WordPress and WooCommerce services and their impact on your website. If there is a solution to a better performing website, he will find it.

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