Best WooCommerce Hosting
We have two hosting companies we’ve worked with extensively and recommend to host your WooCommerce website: Liquid Web and SiteGround. They both have excellent support teams with a focus on security and performance, and they do a great job of working with eCommerce sites.
For larger WooCommerce stores, you can’t beat Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting offering. You get excellent security, scalability, and support, along with tons of bundled services, including Jilt (built by our team). Liquid Web’s entire infrastructure is designed to keep your site super-performant and to help sell more. You can learn more here.
If you’re launching a new site, SiteGround is a great choice. We’ve used SiteGround for small sites and have not been disappointed with their services — they offer the best shared hosting for sites under 100,000 visits per month (we like the GoGeek plan for great features & performance). You can sign up here to get 50-60% off of your hosting services.
If you need to scale up a very large eCommerce site, moving to Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce hosting is a great choice with all of the essential tools you need for a growing store. When you’re just getting started, SiteGround’s GoGeek plan or cloud hosting also work very well for WooCommerce hosting.
Jilt is an email marketing app built by our team. It’s built from the ground up for eCommerce stores, giving you the emails and segmentation tools that you need like customer and order properties. Jilt even has full support for WooCommerce Memberships and WooCommerce Subscriptions emails.
We work on some custom plugin development, but we don’t have availability for all requests. In these cases, we recommend rtCamp, Wisdm Labs, or Codeable.
rtCamp has extensive experience with WooCommerce core and plugins from the SkyVerge team. They offer a full range of services for enterprise clients looking for a long-term technical partner.
Wisdm Labs has extensive experience with WooCommerce customizations, including those involving SkyVerge plugins, and takes projects ranging from small customizations to frontend builds.
Our team writes frequently on the Jilt blog about marketing and eCommerce optimizations. If you’re interested to learn more about email, marketing, and optimizations, check out our articles on Jilt.blog.
Chris Lema frequently writes about eCommerce and membership solutions, but also writes general business articles about pricing and marketing. His site is great for overall business leadership learning.
Speaking of learning and stories, got one of your own? Shoot Josh an email to tell us about you and your store’s journey. 🙂
We have a few plugins we really like at SkyVerge (one of them is, of course, WooCommerce). However, there are a lot of other useful plugins out there.
AffiliateWP is our favorite plugin for creating an eCommerce affiliate referral network for your store. It’s well-built, delivers high performance, is easy to use, and is backed by excellent developers.
We love Gravity Forms for building contact forms, quizzes, surveys, and more — it’s installed on every one of our sites. It also integrates with MailChimp, can be used as a registration form, and can even be used for payments.
You can also check out our free plugins here.
If you’re looking for other premium themes, here are some of our favorites.
Our team loves Astra, and often uses it as our default testing theme. It’s lightweight and amazingly performant, with just enough display options to help reflect your brand. Astra has WooCommerce styles built-in to maintain consistency with the rest of your site.
We also recommend themes from Codestag on ThemeForest, which are well designed and coded. They won an award for the best new WooCommerce theme on ThemeForest with the Crux Theme. Their site also has themes they sell directly.
Learning WordPress Development
We give out a lot of tips and advice at SkyVerge. However, if you want to become a better developer, we highly recommend the VIP Membership from WPSessions, which is $50 off for a limited time. Their standard presentations always provide some valuable information and tips for WordPress development, but the VIP membership is geared towards helping WordPress developers improve and earn more by learning from WordPress experts.