To create a webstore with AliDropship plugin you will need:
- Domain name
- WordPress CMS (you need to download it from WordPress.org)
Hosting server requirements:
Open incoming connection Hosting 32bit (64bit recommended)
cURL libraries ver 7.58.0 recommended (minimum required version is 7.29.0)
PHP 7.1 or 7.2
ionCube activated on your hosting
File size upload limit: min. 16MB.
Browser and extensions required:
Google Chrome browser
AliDropship Google Chrome extension
Recommended hosting providers:
AliDropship plugin is supported by almost all popular hosting providers (Godaddy, Hostgator, BlueHost, etc.) You can also consider AliDropship hosting solution that is perfectly optimised for WP-based dropshipping stores and comes with a free SSL certificate.
We do not recommend using iPage hosting provider as it uses outdated cURL libraries (7.22.0) and it is not going to update them in the nearest future.
Siteground hosting provider: ionCube works properly only on PHP 7.2.
GoDaddy Web Hosting plans are not recommended because these plans has no option to activate ionCube Loader properly.
We do not recommend adding more than 400-500 products to your WooCommerce site. It can lead to the issues with high CPU usage on your server and heavy database load created by multiple WooCommerce queries.
If you use AliDropship original plugin without WooCommerce you can add up to 10,000 products to your site.
WP Cerber: this plugin is not compatible with AliDropship plugin now – it may cause 403 error when importing products with AliDropship Google Chrome extension.
Rocket: Cloudflare Rocket blocks some AliDropship plugin scrypts.
Advanced Ads: blocks AliDropship plugin scrypts and prevent its update.
Please note, AliDropship plugin does not support WordPress Multisite Network and does not work on localhosts.