Woocommerce is one of the most popular, open source plug-ins available for Word press sites. It came into being around 2001 and has since become one of the highest downloaded plug-ins available to date, with over 48 million users. Woocommerce, albeit open source and free to operate, customers can expect to spend a nice chuck of cash on its web hosting, and other advanced feature options.
It is a great option to consider for all forms of companies, small or large. However for those who desire to keep their online presence the main attraction, with lots of products and services, finding a web hosting server which can meet high bandwidth demands, and something which can be flexible enough to accommodate large flows of users, needs to be a main consideration.
The company does not regulate bandwidth or charge storage costs itself. These amounts are regulated and charged as per website hosting costs, and to retain services offered by WooCommerce, it is essential. The initial pricing is for basic services, however to avail advanced features, customers will have to purchase add-ons, which range in price from a few dollars to a couple of hundreds. This service is still an economical alternative however since purchases are a onetime investment.
Customers are required to man web hosting / licensing on an individual basis for WooCommerce is merely an extension suited for WordPress customers.
Pro’s & Con’s
- One time purchase of add-ons.
- Free basic services.
- A domain is completely customizable.
- Less than satisfactory customer support.
- Upgrading, a necessity rather than a choice.
- Not ass user-friendly for novices.
- No web hosting support.
To run the service there are a number of hardware and software requirements that are a priority, even though the service can easily integrate, it works when paired with another WooCommerce service known as WooTheme. It includes;
- 7.2 or higher PHP version.
- MariaDB 10.0 or greater.
- 6 MySQL or greater.
- HTTPS supported.