What are the server requirements to import 1000 items or more from eBay?

Depending on your product data, this plugin might require more RAM or execution time that is configured by default on your server or webspace. This mainly depends on the number and quality of your product images – but might be affected to a smaller amount by the number of products as well.

This means that you might have to increase the available RAM from the default 40M to 96M or more – the default timeout of 30 seconds shouldn’t cause any issues unless your server is really really slow.

Some hosters (see below) have additional limitations on how much ressources like CPU a PHP script is allowed to use. In the case of Dreamhost, if that limit is reached, the script is terminated without further notice – which makes it impossible to use this plugin on their shared webspace.

If you want to read some more about these issues with Dreamhost there is an interesting  thread on wordpress.org and of course the great codex page about webhosts on ithemes.com.

The following hosting providers are known to use extraordinary measures which keep resource intensive applications like WP-Lister from running properly:

  • godaddy.com (see this article for more details)
  • dreamhost.com
  • zen.co.uk
  • fatcow.com
  • netregistry.com.au
  • dominiofaidate.com
  • tlh.ro
  • pressable.com
  • ipage.com
  • netorigin.com.au
  • wiredtree.com
  • all-inkl.com
  • simpleservers.co.uk

If you’re currently with one of these hosters, you might have to change your provider to be able to use WP-Lister. Maybe you won't notice any problems at all - as there are certainly many sites hosted with Dreamhost or GoDaddy running WP-Lister without any problems. 

The list above simply lists hosters where we encountered issues over the years which could only be solved by migrating the site to a better hosting provider. That's why can't guarantee that WP-Lister will work without problems on these hosters, and we'd like to warn you that depending in your use case, you might hear the same suggestion from our support team as well.

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