Hosting for WooCommerce

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Hello,

I am running an online shop powered on wordpress & woo commerce plugin.

The theme I use is called 'Sistina'.

Both the theme and woo commerce plugin are really heavy.

Problem is the pages loading time is to long...

Could you recommend me a good hosting provider (and witch hosting plan) capable of bearing my website?

I am now hosted on ASO (A Small Orange) on a business plan.

Thanks all for your help

Myungho ~
#hosting #woocommerce #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by koreahallyu View Post

    Hello,

    I am running an online shop powered on wordpress & woo commerce plugin.

    The theme I use is called 'Sistina'.

    Both the theme and woo commerce plugin are really heavy.

    Problem is the pages loading time is to long...

    Could you recommend me a good hosting provider (and witch hosting plan) capable of bearing my website?

    I am now hosted on ASO (A Small Orange) on a business plan.

    Thanks all for your help

    Myungho ~
    Do you have any idea on what the theme/plugin is actually using on average as far as RAM/CPU goes?

    It's hard to say though, since we don't know much about the site itself. What's the amount of users like? By users, I mean purchasing, logging in etc, not just people browsing the site.

    Could you give a list of other plugins you have installed & activated?
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    • Profile picture of the author Underxman
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by Underxman View Post

        You can come and try at Samusure Web Hosting - We provide solid web hosting & domain registration services!
        I will give you a full month for free to try the services at any package you choose before you purchase the services. Our shared hosting uses SSD which means they are faster than the usual ones that use HDD. Our support is there 24/7 and when it's not online we have technical support with a ticket response average of less than 8 minutes, uptimes 100% this month and the previous one, dailyback ups, Instant setup and more. Just let me know if you need a promo for one free month on our highest package.
        That's a great, useless post. It's also against the rules to self advertise.

        How about helping the OP out and not advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author koreahallyu
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Do you have any idea on what the theme/plugin is actually using on average as far as RAM/CPU goes?

      It's hard to say though, since we don't know much about the site itself. What's the amount of users like? By users, I mean purchasing, logging in etc, not just people browsing the site.

      Could you give a list of other plugins you have installed & activated?
      Thank you for your reply. The woocommerce has been eating up ram as high as 2GB.

      Here is the plugin list:

      Akismet
      All In One SEO Pack
      BWP Google XML Sitemaps
      Contact Form 7
      Cookies for Comments
      Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
      Jetpack by WordPress.com
      Link Manager
      P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
      Really Simple CAPTCHA
      Reveal IDs
      SEO Friendly Images
      SEO Slugs
      Use Google Libraries
      VaultPress
      W3 Total Cache
      WooCommerce
      WooCommerce Currency Converter
      WooCommerce Print Invoices & Delivery Notes
      WooCommerce Sold Out Products
      WooThemes Helper
      WordPress Importer
      WP Htaccess Editor
      WP Minify
      WP Smush.it
      YITH Topbar Countdown
      YITH WooCommerce Ajax Navigation
      YITH Woocommerce Compare
      YITH Woocommerce Featured Video
      YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
      YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

      I do not have stats about logging in customers, just I can tell that there is approximately around 500 unique visitors per day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by koreahallyu View Post

        Thank you for your reply. The woocommerce has been eating up ram as high as 2GB.

        Here is the plugin list:

        Akismet
        All In One SEO Pack
        BWP Google XML Sitemaps
        Contact Form 7
        Cookies for Comments
        Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
        Jetpack by WordPress.com
        Link Manager
        P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
        Really Simple CAPTCHA
        Reveal IDs
        SEO Friendly Images
        SEO Slugs
        Use Google Libraries
        VaultPress
        W3 Total Cache
        WooCommerce
        WooCommerce Currency Converter
        WooCommerce Print Invoices & Delivery Notes
        WooCommerce Sold Out Products
        WooThemes Helper
        WordPress Importer
        WP Htaccess Editor
        WP Minify
        WP Smush.it
        YITH Topbar Countdown
        YITH WooCommerce Ajax Navigation
        YITH Woocommerce Compare
        YITH Woocommerce Featured Video
        YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
        YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

        I do not have stats about logging in customers, just I can tell that there is approximately around 500 unique visitors per day.
        With that number of plugins in addition to running a storefront, this is mots likely your problem.

        You mention "2GB" - how do you know this?

        While sql wait still applies here, it's most likely due to the number of plugins attempting to connect, users as well as the theme itself.

        I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're either going to need to do one of the following:

        1. reduce the number of plugins. (the sheer number of "woo" plugins is crazy!)

        2. use shared hosting with much higher resources.

        3. start looking into a VPS - I'd recommend going the managed route for this one.

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        Now, with that said, since I don't have access to the site from the server side, I can't really tell you exactly what's going on.

        I do know that there have been more & more reports of the hosting company you're using (ASO) having issues with tightening up things similar to HostGator/BlueHost and the other EIG companies. Yes, ASO is an EIG company as well.

        The points I listed, would most likely be an upgrade for you - I'd recommend double checking the RAM usage though, 2GB sounds quite high.
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      • Profile picture of the author LarryKowalsky
        Originally Posted by koreahallyu View Post

        Thank you for your reply. The woocommerce has been eating up ram as high as 2GB.

        Here is the plugin list:

        Akismet
        All In One SEO Pack
        BWP Google XML Sitemaps
        Contact Form 7
        Cookies for Comments
        Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
        Jetpack by WordPress.com
        Link Manager
        P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
        Really Simple CAPTCHA
        Reveal IDs
        SEO Friendly Images
        SEO Slugs
        Use Google Libraries
        VaultPress
        W3 Total Cache
        WooCommerce
        WooCommerce Currency Converter
        WooCommerce Print Invoices & Delivery Notes
        WooCommerce Sold Out Products
        WooThemes Helper
        WordPress Importer
        WP Htaccess Editor
        WP Minify
        WP Smush.it
        YITH Topbar Countdown
        YITH WooCommerce Ajax Navigation
        YITH Woocommerce Compare
        YITH Woocommerce Featured Video
        YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
        YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier

        I do not have stats about logging in customers, just I can tell that there is approximately around 500 unique visitors per day.
        I think that you must go on dedicated server.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayodejiaa
    Hey Koreahallyu, Like has been pointed out, some more info will be needed to know wheter something is actually wrong with your current host. Most times a combination of plugins may start to drain your server resources! However a quick google search for best web hosting services will show you some hosts you could actually bet your money on! Hope this helps
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      • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
        Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

        Really? You can't offer any better assistance/advice as questions other than a link to your affiliate site & saying to use a caching plugin?
        I deliberately refused to comment on your false claim because i don't want it to become a trade of words.

        You are angered because your premature hosting company didn't make it's way into the list and there is no way i can recommend something i can't vouch for.

        I think you are the one being self-promotional here, all your response is seamlessly targeted at the OP having a bad hosting, so appalling.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
          Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

          I deliberately refused to comment on your false claim because i don't want it to become a trade of words.

          You are angered because your premature hosting company didn't make it's way into the list and there is no way i can recommend something i can't vouch for.

          I think you are the one being self-promotional here, all your response is seamlessly targeted at the OP having a bad hosting, so appalling.
          Lol, please...I don't want my company listed on a site with fake, bogus reviews. Sorry.

          "The list of top 10 web hosting providers, the most reliable hosting services & reviews of their best web hosting plans combined in the top ten hosting table."
          Right.....entire datacenter has been down multiple times over the past few months, hardly what I'd call "reliable".
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        • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
          Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

          I deliberately refused to comment on your false claim because i don't want it to become a trade of words.

          You are angered because your premature hosting company didn't make it's way into the list and there is no way i can recommend something i can't vouch for.

          I think you are the one being self-promotional here, all your response is seamlessly targeted at the OP having a bad hosting, so appalling.
          Come on man, let's not be disingenuous. 6 out of the 10 companies you list are EIG companies (which have a reputation for having issues) and the other four just happen to have the exact same $100 payout for referrals? Part of it is the hosting, part of it is the number of plugins and hopefully part of it is the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    I'd also like to note, that if it's the site in your signature, it seems more like sql wait to me, which is indicative of either an overloaded server. The long wait times between loading pages is usually a tell-tale sign.
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    That is a huge amount of plugins. Was the page loading time ever good for your site with your current setup and hosting (a small orange)? If it was and has declined then it's most likely that your biggest problem would be on ASO's end...
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketer Matt
    Hey there koreahallyu, I noticed one thing that made my install of woocommerce go really slow was the # of taxonomies I had (product tags, cats, attributes, etc.). You may want to try reducing them if possible and/or get rid of any unused ones.

    If your single product pages are slow, you could also edit the query that pulls in the related products. This is a pretty resource intense query, especially if you have lots of taxonomies. Fixing it reduced my page loads by 90%. It's in the abstract-wp-product.php file within woocommerce.
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  • Profile picture of the author koreahallyu
    Thank you everybody for your help and your concern. I moved my site to a VPS 2 cores and looks it is working much better now.

    I am on the same hosting: ASO.

    I will see now if it will be fine on the long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonydbaker
    With WooCommerce we had some issues with pages taking up to 12 seconds to load. However, I hired someone on Odesk to go in and optimize everything from cache settings, cloudfront CDN, database, css and javascript to optimization of all images on the site. Now it loads completely in less than 3 seconds.

    I also disabled plugins that were not as useful as we thought they might be. The sites have good traffic, so we also use a dedicated server with plenty of ram. (8GB and up)

    -Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Weblover50
    If you want best service, go for a specialist Wordpress host like WPEngine, page.Ly or Synthesis. They will not just host you, but take care of your site, optimize the plugins etc. Cheap oversellers are not going to help you much.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamOne
    VPS is the way to go for sure.. I know having many plugins on woo-commerce is usually necessary but can bog things down pretty good... VPS and someone to go in an optimize everything is Key for an ecommerce store.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    Screw a small orange, they suck. My woocommerce websites are loading for 2-4 seconds tops. I pay $30/m. For faster load time, you should also optimize your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmservers
    With proper optimization WooCommerce pages can be loaded in under 2sec. Definitely too much plugins some are redundant and some of are total resource wasters. You need to get somebody to optimize your shop.

    Most WP users are just throwing in every plugin somebody recommends and this is where problems usually begin. Once site is barely loading they blame WP
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  • Profile picture of the author malia
    When using WP as ecommerce, there's no way you should load on a bunch of plugins. You should only have what you need. For example, you have contact form 7, but the Sistina theme (as do all the themes from that company) already has a contact form as part of it.

    Do you really need a captcha? Do you really need cookies for comments? Even with better hosting, the plug ins should be pared down
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