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How to install WooCommerce on Hypernode

Modified on: Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 at 10:48 AM

This article will explain how you can setup the latest version of WooCommerce on Hypernode as easy as possible.

Upgrade your PHP version

WooCommerce supports a wide range of PHP versions, but for this article we'll choose the highest possible version. Run the following command to upgrade to PHP 8.1:

$ hypernode-systemctl settings php_version 8.1

Upgrade your MySQL version

To make sure you're on MySQL 8.0, run the following command:

hypernode-systemctl settings mysql_version 8.0

Setting your NGINX vhost type

To be able to host WooCommerce on Hypernode you need to set your vhost type to 'wordpress':

$ hypernode-manage-vhosts --type wordpress
INFO: Managing configs for
INFO: Writing HTTP config for
INFO: Writing HTTPS config for

Installing WooCommerce

To install WooCommerce, there are two options:

  1. Using our preinstall command-line tool
  2. Installing WooCommerce manually

Download and install WooCommerce using the preinstall

On Hypernode we offer an easy way to install WooCommerce using one of our pre-install presets. Use the following command to install WooCommerce:

$ hypernode-systemctl preinstall woocommerce

To follow the progress of the preinstall, run the program livelog.

Installing WooCommerce manually

First you need to create a database for the WooCommerce application and create some directories:

$ echo create database woocommerce | mysql
$ mkdir -p /data/web/wordpress
$ Backup public directory. If the directory is empty or wasn't being used, feel free to remove it instead.
$ test -d /data/web/public && mv /data/web/public /data/web/public.bak
$ ln -s /data/web/wordpress /data/web/public

Now we can start downloading, configuring and installing the base for WooCommerce onto the Hypernode.

$ ~/wordpress
$ wp core download
$ #  Please check your mysql password at ~/.my.cnf for the next step
$ wp core config --dbhost='localhost' --dbuser='app' --dbpass='your_mysql_password' --dbprefix='wp_'
$ wp core install --admin_user='mynode_admin' --admin_password='insecure_wp_password' --admin_email='' --url='' --title='My WooCommerce Shop'

At this point, you should be able to access your application at '', but you'll note that it's just a WordPress site. To change that into a WooCommerce site, run the following commands:

$ # Optional: before installing the WooCommerce plugin, we set the email from address so we can make sure that our mails arrive.
$ wp option set woocommerce_email_from_address ''
$ wp plugin install redis-cache nginx-helper woocommerce wordfence --activate
$ wp theme install storefront --activate
$ wp redis enable

Now when you reload your site, you'll see that some things have changed and that there's a 'Shop' link in the menu. WooCommerce is now up and running! Below are some recommended settings you can do:

$ # Use SEO friendly URL rewrites
$ wp rewrite structure '/%postname%/'
$ # Run the WordPress cron from the system and not during web page requests (2 steps)
$ wp config set DISABLE_WP_CRON true
$ # Open your crontab editor with `crontab -e` and add the following line:
$ */2 * * * * chronic php /data/web/wordpress/wp-cron.php

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