We all know Magento, claimed to be the most powerful online eCommerce platform recently. Magento is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. However, all these features make Magento very resource-demanding platform and overloads the servers of many hosts.
To solve this problem, there are 5 affordable and reasonable hosting providing to suit your demands. The servers of these Magento hosts meet all Magento system requirements and their technical as well as support teams will be able to help you out with web hosting problems and most if not all Magento related issues you might encounter.
is a reputed hosting provider founded in 2003 and keep growing at an
incredible rate. According to our test, Bluehost’s performance was good
for WordPress but just decent for Magento. As traffic increased so did
response time, when Bluehost approached the 40 concurrent users, load
times jump to over 200ms. They did come back down, but performance was
still highly inconsistent with huge variances from one second to the
next. Bluehost is recommended for small Magento site only. One strong
point of Bluehost is server-uptime, 99% server-uptime is recorded in my
test, there support staff can help with simple Magento-related issues
Testing Server Location: Ashburn, US (Amazon) Bluehost Server Location: Provo, UT Max Response Time: 220 milliseconds Minimum Response Time: 120 milliseconds
is one of the most well-known Magento-dedicated hosting provider, the
company started in 2000 and has been service thousands of Magento
website. Unlike other providers in the list, they are dedicated to
Magento, you can see Silver-partner badge on their website. Hosting
quality is great so price is a little bit higher than other providers in
the list, which starts at $19.95/mo, response time remains stable at
70ms all during the test. They offer 3 server location: US, UK and
Australia. If you’re looking for a Magento-dedicated hosting with
professional support on Magento issues, this is the way to go.
Testing Server Location: Dallas, TX Nexcess Server Location: Southfield, US Max Response Time: 100 milliseconds Minimum Response Time: 70 milliseconds
SiteGround are one of the best top performers, and price is especially impressive considering the $3.95/mo for their StartUp hosting tier. It does have a limitation of one website at that price, but considering the average response time was ~70ms all the way to 50 concurrent users with no real hiccups, SiteGround offers a great value.
Testing Server Location: Dallas, TX SiteGround Server Location: Chicago, IL Max Response Time: 125 milliseconds Minimum Response Time: 64.98milliseconds
This is Another well-know shared hosting provider.HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 8,000,000 hosted domains. While
not boasting the fastest load times, Hostgator was rock solid all the
way to scale. Variances were 150-170 milliseconds, regardless of the
number of users. Hostgator is a good option for those who need a
reliable Shard Magento hosting provider.Testing Server Location: Portland, OR Hostgator Server Location: Charlotte, NC Max Response Time: 212 milliseconds Minimum Response Time: 148.67 milliseconds
Arvixe is also a good Magento hosting provider at affordable price, with $4/mo for their Personal package . Arvixe doesn’t limit the number of domains, even on their Personal package, however, as per my experience you should not run more than 2 Magento sites on Personal package due to hardware limitation. The average response time was ~115ms, which is good enough for a Magento site running on cheap shared hosting plan.
Testing Server Location: Ashburn, US (Amazon) Arvixe Server Location: Dallas, TX Max Response Time: 125 milliseconds Minimum Response Time: 105 milliseconds
You always see everything marked as Unlimited (HDD, Bandwidth….) but they are not the truth, because there’s nothing unlimited at that price, so just select the provider that best fits your need. When looking to host brand new magento websites, choosing a web hosting service and plan is a simple task: get the smallest shared web hosting plan with thecheapest price / lowest response time / highest uptime(anything less than $10/month would be ideal), and simply upgrade only when your business grows big enough. Hope you all will find a reasonable hosting to serve your eCommerce website.