Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce hosting offers enterprise-grade performance, security, and support for your online business regardless of its size or your monthly budget.
One of the most prominent aspects of Nexcess-managed WordPress and WooCommerce plans is having a catalog of premium platform features, enhancements, addons, options, themes, and plugins hand-picked by Nexcess WordPress experts available to you from the admin dashboard.
About the complimentary plugins that make Nexcess WordPress hosting stand out
The total value included with WordPress and WooCommerce plans at Nexcess is undeniable. Nexcess WordPress setup using the Nexcess Installer plugin gives you access to a plethora of free plugins for optimizing your WordPress/WooCommerce website in the following functional areas:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
In this Nexcess Knowledge Base guide, you will learn how you can install the best plugins and extensions for your WordPress or WooCommerce website in one click using the Nexcess Installer plugin.
Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce hosting
Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce hosting plans combine a robust infrastructure, fully optimized for Content Management Systems (CMSs), with industry-leading software solutions to offer all business owners high-performance cloud and enterprise hosting. Whether you run a small business website or a large online store, Nexcess is ready to accommodate your needs and find the best hosting solution to match your business objectives.
As an open-source content platform for website building, WordPress provides an excellent platform for building your online presence. WordPress plugins and WooCommerce extensions expand the native capabilities of the platform to provide additional functionality to your website. Although you can make great use of free solutions, premium plugins and extensions often offer more advanced functionality.
Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce hosting is designed to provide a platform where the best tools are built-in, saving you time and money on finding the best software add-ons and purchasing them separately. The Nexcess Installer plugin is a unique solution that we use to connect you as a business owner with a catalog of carefully curated premium plugins for WordPress and WooCommerce, with one-click installs and licenses as long as you remain a Nexcess customer.
Unlock the power of premium WordPress solutions with the Nexcess Installer plugin
The Nexcess WordPress plugin installer package offers over thirty plugins and extensions on all managed WordPress and WooCommerce hosting plans. The software solutions are broken down into seven categories:
- Performance. The performance plugins group includes software solutions for caching, lazy loading, code minifications, and more. Those plugins will improve your website performance and ensure a faster web page load time.
- Features. The features section includes a set of plugins that extend the functionality of your WordPress or WooCommerce website. It has solutions for SEO optimization, contact form plugins, some additional ecommerce solutions, and more.
- Integrations. The integrations category features WordPress plugins used to integrate various services into your website. It includes payment gateways for WooCommerce and email marketing tools, among others.
- Design. Design plugins include website builders and other software solutions designed to simplify the process of content creation.
- Revenue. The revenue section includes ecommerce plugins for abandoned cart recovery, email marketing, and the Nexcess Sales Performance Monitor.
- Security. The Nexcess Installer plugin offers industry-leading security solutions to protect you Nexcess WordPress website from various threats and known vulnerabilities.
- Support. Support plugins simplify the process of website administration.
Top premium WordPress plugins included with Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce plans
Of all Nexcess WordPress plugins and their configurations, three premium solutions deserve extra attention. These are the Sales Performance Monitor, Solid Security Pro, and Object Cache Pro.
1. Nexcess Sales Performance Monitor
The Nexcess Sales Performance Monitor features personalized revenue insights and intelligent analytics for your ecommerce store. It is a powerful ecommerce solution designed by Nexcess to keep you ahead of the competition in today’s saturated market. The Sales Performance Monitor is free of charge on all WordPress, WooCommerce, and StoreBuilder plans.
2. Solid Security Pro
Solid Security Pro is an award-winning security plugin that protects your WordPress website on the application level. Featuring several tools for update management, vulnerability scanning, and securing the critical areas of your website, using Solid Security Pro reduces the "attack surface" and keeps you protected from all common network attacks.
Solid Security Pro plans start at $99/year when billed annually. Nexcess WordPress, WooCommerce, and StoreBuilder customers can leverage the security solution free of charge.
3. Object Cache Pro
Object Cache Pro is an enterprise-grade object caching solution for WordPress that can significantly speed up your website. The software solution is highly customizable and fully optimized for WooCommerce. You can easily install and enable Object Cache Pro through the Nexcess Installer plugin.
This object caching solution is valued at $95/month, but the premium plugin is included in all Nexcess WordPress, WooCommerce, and flexible cloud hosting plans free of charge.
How to use the Nexcess Installer plugin
The Nexcess Installer plugin is available through the WordPress or WooCommerce Admin Dashboard. You can view the WordPress admin credentials in the Nexcess Client Portal, which has a helpful guide available.
Step 1. Open the Nexcess Installer plugin
After logging into your Nexcess Client Portal, open your WordPress Admin Dashboard and select Nexcess > Install Plugins from the dropdown menu, as shown below. It will open the Nexcess Installer plugin interface:
Step 2. Learn more about the plugins the Nexcess Installer plugin offers
The Nexcess Installer plugin lists premium plugins for WordPress and WooCommerce broken down into seven categories. You can install individual plugins from each group, all solutions from specific or multiple categories, or select all plugins simultaneously.
As you have just the names of the plugins, you may need more information about each of the solutions listed to understand what functionality you would like to add to your WordPress or WooCommerce website. Click on the Help button at the top right corner of the page to open an additional menu that will briefly describe each plugin the Nexcess WordPress installer feature set offers:
For more information, click the Learn More button next to the plugin description. It will open the chosen software solution’s page on WordPress.org, containing a more detailed overview of the plugin, its rating, and links to documentation:
Once you have reviewed all plugin descriptions and found the information you sought, click the Help button again, and the help section will disappear. If you have any additional questions about the plugins the Nexcess Installer plugin offers, do not hesitate to contact Nexcess support via phone, chat, or email. We will help you match the needs of your website with the best premium solutions.
Step 3. Choose the plugins you would like to install
Check the WordPress plugins you want to activate using the checkboxes or click on one of the select buttons below the plugin section. Select All Plugins to install and activate all software solutions in the Nexcess Installer plugin groups. Alternatively, you have buttons available for selecting all plugins belonging to a particular group.
You can uncheck all checkboxes by clicking on the Reset Choices button. Then, confirm this action in the subsequent window by clicking on OK button:
Step 4. Install premium WordPress plugins from the Nexcess Installer plugin
Once you have selected the plugins you want to install on your WordPress or WooCommerce website, click the Install Selected Plugins button. The Nexcess Installer plugin will download, install, and activate your chosen software solutions. After the installation process is complete, new WordPress plugins will appear on the Plugins page of your WordPress dashboard.
Plugins installed on request
Several plugins for WordPress and WooCommerce are included in your hosting plan but are unavailable to you through the Nexcess Installer plugin. These include Solid Central for Nexcess WordPress hosting plans.
On managed WooCommerce plans, Nexcess customers can additionally set up Glew Reporting if it is provided with your plan. Glew is not a plugin but a service that uses the WooCommerce REST API to connect to the site.
To have these plugins installed on your website on Nexcess WordPress and WooCommerce plans, contact the Nexcess Support Team for assistance.
Plugins that require a license
Some plugins from the Nexcess Installer plugin catalog, for example, Solid Security Pro and Object Cache Pro, require a license, which Nexcess offers with all WordPress and WooCommerce hosting plans. Setting up premium WordPress plugins will include an additional step — activating the license key to use them. More on that below:
Step 5. License the premium WordPress plugins installed
Upon installation, you will see a message warning you that the installed premium plugins require a license. Click on the Click Here link to complete the installation process. You should see a message informing you that the chosen plugins were licensed:
That's it! The premium WordPress solutions are now available to you through the admin dashboard.
Consider managed hosting with Nexcess
The Nexcess Installer plugin is a catalog of the best enterprise-grade solutions for WordPress and WooCommerce that Nexcess customers can leverage free of charge. Available on all Nexcess WordPress, WooCommerce, and StoreBuilder hosting plans, the Nexcess Installer plugin offers one-click plugin and extension installations.
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Note about the original publication date
This article was originally published in November 2019. It has since been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.