Should Scalability Matter to Me?
Performance matters on a small scale and small infrastructures just as much as it does for large brands with expensive hardware. Scalability is the successful ability to handle suddenly more demand/traffic on a particular hardware infrastructure.
Problems occur equally, just on a different scale
This demand/infrastructure ratio usually is proportional for both small and large clients and their systems. Smaller clients and e-commerce stores tend to have less traffic handled on their smaller and less powerful hardware. Large e-commerce stores have proportionally more demand and infrastructure to handle their needs.
No matter if you are small or a large e-commerce store, when your system runs slowly to begin with at regular demand it won’t scale up when sudden traffic spikes occur. We test WooCommerce stores on basic hardware to locate system and configuration problems. If it can run fast on this configuration it will run even faster on your production environment and will be able to scale up.