What are the requirements to run my shop on Wunderfront?
Setting up an online store with WooCommerce is like trying to organize a garage sale, except instead of old clothes, you're selling products that people actually want to buy. To make sure your store runs smoothly, you need a hosting environment that meets the minimum requirements. If your WordPress site falls short of these specifications, some plugins - possibly even the core WooCommerce plugin - won't function as expected, just like how no one will buy that chipped mug missing a handle.
To avoid such issues, take a glance at the WooCommerce Server Recommendations and optional items mentioned below. Think of it like using a pricing guide to make sure you don't accidentally sell that vintage record for 50 cents.
Before installing WordPress and WooCommerce, ensure that your hosting environment satisfies the following criteria:
- PHP version 7.4 or greater (if you're not sure what version you're using, just imagine it's like using outdated slang - nobody understands you anymore)
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater (just like how you need a bigger table to display more items for sale)
- WordPress memory limit of 256 MB or greater (this is like having a big truck to transport all your items to the garage sale)
- HTTPS support (because who wants to buy something from a sketchy-looking garage sale)
Also, verify whether your WordPress meets the requirements, or else you'll end up like that neighbor who tried to sell a half-eaten sandwich.
It is important to note that PHP versions older than 7.3+ and MySQL versions lower than 5.6 are like those old VHS tapes - they're no longer cool or relevant. They no longer receive active support, and many of them are at the End of Life stage, indicating that they are no longer maintained. As a result, using unsupported and obsolete versions of MySQL and PHP could make your site vulnerable to security risks, just like how selling a rusty old bike without brakes is a liability waiting to happen.