Bulk Variations Manager plugin will work on dedicated hosting (for now, because of higher requirement of dedicated resources). It’ll not work on a shared hosting environment (support for shared hosting is in development). However, if you’re processing only a few hundred variations then it can work in a shared hosting environment as well.
If you’re trying to create or update a high number of variations (more than thousand), then it’ll also need higher values for WordPress memory limit, PHP post max size, PHP time limit, and PHP max input vars. You can check current values for your website from the admin panel under WooCommerce > Status.
Suggested values are listed below. However, you can increase these values if the variations are not getting created.
- WordPress memory limit: 512MB – 1GB
- PHP post max size: 512MB – 1GB
- PHP time limit: 60
- PHP max input vars: 1000000 – 10000000
To set these values you might need to take help from your system administrator or host provider. These values can be set temporarily and are required only when you’re doing some operations using Bulk Variations Manager plugin.
For the rest of the time, you can set lower/default values.
And along with the above-mentioned values, it’ll also need FILE privilege enabled in MySQL.