David Hilditch: Scaling WooCommerce to 1 Million Products on a Basic Server

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  1. Dave Hilditch

    I would love it if the guys who asked the questions could get in touch. I’d like to find out more about the MongoDB solution, I’d like to look at the problem queries one guy was having as well as finding out more about his particular approach to using Elastic Search and I’d like to answer the question about using memcached with PHP 7 a little better too.


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August 14, 2016

I have been working a lot on building WooCommerce stores that scale. I built a server stack and plugins, which combined, deliver phenomenal performance and scalability – catapulting WooCommerce into the leagues of enterprise eCommerce stores.

I have helped Datafeedr and WP All Import optimise their plugins, and my WooCommerce plugin makes the /shop/ page load in 0.2 seconds compared to the standard 63 seconds for a 45,000 product store.

I’ll talk about:

How this level of performance is going to change the market place, making it possible and easy for store owners to massively expand their inventory – particularly through drop-shipping and affiliated products.
Best practices for selling stock alongside drop-shipped and affiliated products to maximise your store’s revenue and provide a better service for your customers that grows more quickly as a result.
How I have achieved such levels of code performance, the common performance bottlenecks that exist and how developers can make sure their plugins don’t cause the same mistakes.

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