I used to host with godaddy, and my ecommerce site…
…worked great, but was incredibly slow. I switched to Dreamhost and have been experiencing super fast speeds, but my website is so full of bugs and at best is unreliable. The issues I’m having all vary from customer to customer and are very inconsistent. Some of the issues are…
- Add to cart issue: When adding a product to my woocommerce cart, sometimes, for whatever reason, I got taken to a page that said there is nothing in my cart. Searching online… I found this:
Where the first comment is… “Most common cause - PHP sessions aren’t set up correctly on your server (hosting issue).”
- I’m seeing tons of users not able to finish checking out through my Verotel gateway. I tested my payment gate out relentlessly across different browsers and platforms, and everything works fine for me, but one of my regular customers showed me this when he tried clicking on the gateway to check out:
Again… another random issue that isn’t happening consistently.
- Could be completely unrelated but after configuring my SSL certificate, when I use https:// to test my site, often times my page assets won’t load. AKA, I just get the bare minimum with no visual elements.
Honestly, all of these issues only began after switching to dreamhost. They sound trivial, but are costing me hundreds of dollars and are causing me to loose trust in my userbase. Is it possible that Dreamhost has some odd setting that is causing some PHP in woocommerce/wordpress to glitch out? Issue #1 seems to point to that…
Thanks and sorry for the long winded question