This year we are introducing WooCommerce hosting plans to our customers. They are designed to work best with websites that use WooCommerce but are also great for websites with higher needs regarding server resources.
Why do the WooCommerce plans have more?
We created those plans for a couple of reasons, but the main one being we wanted to create WooCommerce plans “the WPX way”. Providing Great support, Transparency, and even more Speed.
WooCommerce sites in general have bigger resource needs and some of our normal WordPress plans just didn’t cut it in terms of CPU power.
Another one of our goals with these plans is to be really transparent, a type of “what you see is what you get”, not like other providers, where a promise is made about a crazy amount of CPU cores or other resources but in the end limit you in some other way so you can’t really use all of it.
What is the difference between a normal WPX WordPress Plan and a WPX WooCommerce Plan?
The main difference between our WordPress and the new WooCommerce plans is the amount of resources you get to work with from the get-go. Focusing more on housing less sites but giving them a better performance in times of high traffic or growth.
Another important topic is business growth. Like many of our clients here at WPX that started with the normal plans grew their businesses and sites accordingly. This is another great opportunity for us as a hosting company to provide the needed “next step”, which is to continue hosting bigger sites that demand more resources and have higher traffic and spikes in CPU.
What more are you getting with the WooCommerce Plan?
CPU and CPU time – WooCommerce and store sites in general are more dynamic and work with more active processes that need to be handled by the CPU. In times of high traffic or active campaigns, we are giving you more CPU cores and time so your users don’t experience slowdowns while browsing or purchasing anything from your site/s.
RAM – Having more CPU at times is not enough, because nowadays newer and updated plugins and themes require more and more RAM to function properly so we are giving our new plans enough so you don’t need to worry about running out.
PHP workers – We also increased the amount of PHP workers you have for any one of your sites on the new plans so you can efficiently use the amount of RAM and CPU you have available now.
Redis cache – This is a new addition to our hosting that’s going to be the baseline for our new power plans. It makes your dynamic resources load even faster and increases database speed and overall site performance by a significant amount. It’s going to be enabled easily by a switch in your WPX control panel so setting it up is easy.
If you have any other questions on the topic, don’t hesitate to contact the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.