Open Source Myths
There are a lot of misconceptions about open source software (OSS) in terms of its price, when it can be used, and whether it’s a good fit for businesses.
Are open source solutions for small stores?
Can open source solutions like WooCommerce scale for large businesses? Of course — “scaling” software doesn’t matter whether the software is open or not.
And in fact, if you do run into areas that need optimization, at least you’ll have control over the source code to make potential improvements with an open platform vs. one where you don’t have access to the code that runs it.
Here are some benchmarks that WooCommerce can hit:
- Up to 5 orders per second
- That’s 20,000 orders per hour, and about half a million per day, if your store can sustain that rate for more than a flash sale
- 4,000 – 6,000 concurrent shoppers on the site