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.

1. Blue Host.

Blue Magento Hosting
  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $4.95/month
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • Home page: www.bluehost.com.
Bluehost 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

2. Nexcess.

Nexcess Magento Hosting
  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $6/month
  • Server location: US, UK, Australia
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • Home page: www.nexcess.net/magento-hosting.
Nexcess 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

3. Siteground.

SiteGround Magento Hosting
    • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
    • US, EU, ASIA Server location available.
    • Price: $3.95/MONTH.
    • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
    • Home page: www.siteground.com.
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: 64.98 milliseconds

4. Host Gator.

Hostgator Magento Hosting
  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $3.96/MONTH.
  • 45 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • $100 GOOGLE ADWORDS Credit (US only).
  • Home page: www.hostgator.com.

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

5. Arvixe.

Arvixe Magento Hosting
  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $4/MONTH.
  • 60 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • Home page: www.arvixe.com.
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 the cheapest 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.
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