Minimum Requirements for WooCommerce

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Below are the minimum requirements for WooCommerce and (by extension) WordPress. Some are taken from WooCommerce, some from WordPress, and also, some, we are adding as recommendations. It should be apparent, below, which is which! Before getting started, if you’re here to assess a WooCommerce host, then you may be interested to check out our …

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How to run WordPress cron with WP CLI via crontab on Cloudways

Sometimes you need to run WordPress cron a non-standard way, in order to guarantee successful execution on a regular schedule. The issue with “standard” WordPress cron tasks (which are a pseudo cron in themselves) is these are processed upon certain triggers, which run under PHP as your admin is loaded. This can both slow life …

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WooCommerce Hosting – Best Hosts for your Store

Clients often ask for our recommendation when buying web hosting for WordPress and particularly WooCommerce websites. Here, WooExpert Robin Scott gives guidance on choosing the right home for your WP site. The below will be updated in future as recommendations are updated. Best Hosts for WooCommerce Here’s a list in order of my personal preference …

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A Fresh Look for Silicon Dales

A new look Silicon Dales website has just launched.   If you like the new website and would like something similar for your own website, simply get in touch to discuss your ideas. Update – March 2018 To keep you posted on this, since going live on this version we have: Restructured our URLs Updated the …

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Cloudways Voucher Code – a 20% off Coupon from Silicon Dales

Remember when we told you about our favourite WooCommerce hosts, and we mentioned a service called Cloudways, which gives low cost all-but-instant access to managed cloud hosting which doesn’t cost the Earth, and doesn’t require a sysadmin on your payroll? Maybe you don’t. Don’t worry, the important thing is: we have scored ourselves a unique …

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Cloudways Black Friday Sale 2020

A massive 40% exclusive discount on all hosting plans for the next four months with code ‘BFCM2020’ Discount ends 2nd December 2020 Cloudways What’s this? Cloudways is a Managed Cloud Hosting Platform that allows customers to install, launch, and quickly scale preconfigured apps onto AWS, Vultr, DigitalOcean, Linode, Google Cloud Platform and Kyup cloud instances. …

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Getting Started with Cloudways Guide

As we often recommend Cloudways as an excellent mechanism through which to access cloud instances from providers like AWS, Vultr, Digital Ocean, Linode and Google Cloud Platform, without taking on the technical debt of managing your own stack, particularly for WordPress and WooCommerce clients, we often find we are repeating some instructions. As a result, …

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Cloudways Black Friday Offer for 2019 – 40% off

Here at Silicon Dales we recommend Cloudways as the fastest and best performing host for WooCommerce. As a Black Friday treat, they’ve got you covered with this great new offer for 2019: The offer 40% off for 3 Months on all plans Click here to visit cloudways and signup now. Offer expiry This offer runs …

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How to setup WordPress & WooCommerce on AWS using Cloudways

This guide is intended to show how to setup a WordPress and WooCommerce installation on Cloudways (a managed cloud hosting panel, which does most of the “heavy lifting” when it comes to setting up all the necessary components to run a cloud hosted web application). It contains our Cloudways referal link and also there’s our …

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Cloudways Summer Voucher Code – 30% off

Our favourite WooCommerce hosts, Cloudways, are now offering a summer sizzler – 30% off for 2 months: Code: SCALEINSUMMER Valid until: 8th July 2019 Use code You can read more about how to use your voucher code in Cloudways here. You can also read about why Cloudways is our favourite WooCommerce host here.