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Semenov says

I’ve got a few questions regarding WooCommerce performance, would be very grateful if anyone experienced in it share some thoughts

- Have you tested, or seen live examples where WooCommerce works fast with 3000+ products? (including active usage of filters and search)

- Have you seen any studies comparing WooCommerce to popular e-commerce solutions (like Magento and OpenCart) in terms of performance?

- Do you have any recommendations regarding caching plugins for it? Should I just use WP Super Cache?

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SamBerson says

Great question. Providing that your hosting package and databases have enough room, then I don’t see why not!

You should be fine, and for caching I’d also use WP Super Cache.

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Semenov says

I guest that I’ll have to do all testing by myself :)

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kriskorn says

I guest that I’ll have to do all testing by myself :)

I think you should ask this at Woocommerce forums. They know how much it can handle.

All the best,
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codenegar says

I’m really interested in the answers of your questions. If you do some test, share it please. :)

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candeed says


I guest that I’ll have to do all testing by myself :)

I think you should ask this at Woocommerce forums. They know how much it can handle.

All the best,
Kris

Maybe we can invite Woo staff to jump into this thread?

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candeed says

.... Have you tested, or seen live examples where WooCommerce works fast with 3000+ products? (including active usage of filters and search)...

FYI, 150 products in the catalogue is fine here..

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Semenov says

I’ve found/asked a few questions:

http://support.woothemes.com/entries/22707431-How-large-can-WooCommerce-scale- http://wordpress.org/support/topic/examples-of-websites-with-big-number-of-products-on-woocommerce?replies=3#post-4128514

No real examples however. I’ll probably go with WooCommerce anyway, as admin area is very intuitive comparing to big and fat Magento.

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GravityDept says

If you’re actually measuring scale in eCommerce, the relevant metric is transactions/second. That is how many orders the DB can intake in a fixed period of 1 second. The number of SKUs is pretty irrelevant because DB reads are way faster than DB writes. And you can put a cache like Varnish in front of static pages to skip DB read all together.

This is where “fat” platforms like Magento will blow WordPress out of the water. WP is not engineered for high-scale write operations. It’s impossible for it to compete with a platform designed specifically for performing under this duress.

That may not be your exact concern, but the same principle applies to any discussion between WordPress add-ons for eCommerce and a single-purpose platform like Magento. Shipping, payments, taxes, inventory, wholesale, CRM, rewards, 3rd party integrations, APIs — everything a store needs out-of-box will be more mature on a native eCommerce platform.

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WebSmacker says

If you’re actually measuring scale in eCommerce, the relevant metric is transactions/second. That is how many orders the DB can intake in a fixed period of 1 second. The number of SKUs is pretty irrelevant because DB reads are way faster than DB writes. And you can put a cache like Varnish in front of static pages to skip DB read all together.

This is where “fat” platforms like Magento will blow WordPress out of the water. WP is not engineered for high-scale write operations. It’s impossible for it to compete with a platform designed specifically for performing under this duress.

That may not be your exact concern, but the same principle applies to any discussion between WordPress add-ons for eCommerce and a single-purpose platform like Magento. Shipping, payments, taxes, inventory, wholesale, CRM, rewards, 3rd party integrations, APIs — everything a store needs out-of-box will be more mature on a native eCommerce platform.

+1 thanks for the words of wisdom

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