The 5 Best Magento Hosting Companies Compared


When choosing the best Magento Hosting or Magento 2 hosting to host a small/medium sized Magento store, I always try to find out which company offers customers the most value. In my opinion, there are 4 things that make up a best Magento hosting.

  • Hosting performance, including Load speed, uptime, and capability to handle concurrent requests.
  • Magento specialized tool
  • Support: Knowledge, speed, and reliability of support on hosting problems and common Magento problem
  • Pricing: Price/value, Cheap and Affordable Magento with decent power.

In this best Magento hosting comparison and reviews, I conducted a detailed comparison of 5 most popular Magento hosting companies that are being used by many Magento site owners. I will keep extending this list so that Magento website owners will have a trusted resource for choosing best Magento hosting.

Here are the 5 best Magento hosting we rated after carefully researching and testing their performance.

5 best Magento hosting companies compared

CompanyMagento ToolHosting perfomanceSupportSpecialsOverall RatingPrice
SiteGroundsiteground magento hosting1-Click Install Magento*Free Backup toolMagento Optimized24/24 support Livechat + Ticket for common Magento issuesFREE SuperCaching +CDNFree Magento theme10$3.95/monthmore details siteground magento hosting
a2hostinga2hosting magento hosting1-Click Install Magento*Magento Optimized24/24 support Livechat + Ticket for common Magento issuesFREE CDN + Life-time free domain9.5$3.92/monthmore details a2hosting magento hosting
NexcessNexcess Magento hosting1-Click Install Magento*PCI complianceHardware Optimized for Magento24/24 Magento dedicated supportFREE SuperCaching1 Dedicated IP9$19.95/monthmore details bluehost magento hosting
Blue Hostbluehost magento hosting1-Click Install Magento*NoHosting Issues OnlyFREE CDN and shared SSL certificate8.5$3.95/monthmore details bluehost magento hosting
HostGatorhostgator magento hosting1-Click Install Magento*No24/24 Live chat, ticket hosting issuesFREE CDN for More Speed8$3.96/monthmore details hostgator magento hosting

*Read our tutorial: How to install Magento in 5 minutes using Softaculous

Obviously, having the best performance doesn’t make a host the best Magento host, but it’s certainly one of the most important factors for handling a Magento site. Therefore, I will go into detail on each hosting company, focus mainly on their performance, including Latency test and Load and stress test, I hope the data from here will be valuable to your Magento hosting research.

  • Latency test: We check how fast a Magento hosting is by checking time interval between user request and server response. We use locaping to test min and max latency from different locations around the world.
  • Load and Stress test: We check how strong and stable a Magento hosting is by constantly and steadily increasing the load on the hosting until it reaches the threshold limit. We use loadimpact to test how Magento hosting can handle an increasing number of concurrent users.

1. SiteGround

Average Ping Speed: 106 ms

Magento specialized tool: 1-click Magento installation

Pricing: Start at 3.95$/month

Support: Livechat + Ticket, Average response time: 30 mins

Performance testing:
  • Latency
Throughout my performance test, SiteGround returns a good average ping over different locations, take a look at the ping detail of a real Magento store running on SiteGround Magento hosting.

siteground magento hosting performanceServer location: US Min RTT: 20.971 mmsMax RTT: 228.075 mms

Website: –

SiteGround offers 3 server locations: US (Chicago), Europe (Amsterdam) and Asia (Singapore) and the site in this performance test is hosted in US datacenter. As you can see from the test result, US server returns best response time only 20.971 ms while the highest response time was from Singapore server at 228.075 mms.

With three datacenters in 3 continents, you will be able to choose the server location that is nearest to the majority of your website users. This helps reduce load time > improve user’s experience > better conversion rate for an e-commerce store

  • Server Load and Stress testing
Server location: Dallas US

Testing machine location: Washington

Minimum response time: 0.8

Maximum response time: 3.2s

siteground magento hosting loadimpact test

Click here for result page

Loadimpact is a great tool for checking website load and stress, it shows how your website performs when the number of concurrent users grows up. We tested SiteGround hosting using Starter package (3.95$/month) and the result is really impressive. As you can see from the chart, Minimum response time with 25 active users is consistently at 782ms, which is very notable for an affordable shared hosting for Magento. The hosting only shows its limitation as the number of active users hits 85~100, response time now reaches 2.26s – 3.2s. In fact, if your website can reach this number, I suggest moving your website to a VPS or server.

Magento specialized tools:

Siteground offers their users a handy tool for Magento installation – Softaculous which allows to install Magento in just 1 click. This is especially helpful if you’re a new Magento use. In addition, they also provide free tutorials, application templates, and educational webinars on their website.

Free backup tool is also integrated with their hosting control panel.

What we don’t like from Siteground:

– Limitation of websites per hosting account: with the Startup hosting plan, Siteground only allows you to run 1 website. However, this is not so bad as Magento is a resource-demanding platform, we should run only 1 store in startup plan.

– Expensive renewal price: Web hosting companies often offer very low signup price to acquire new customers and charge a higher renewal price. Unfortunately, SiteGround is one of these companies. If you plan to go with SiteGround – please note that the renewal fee is higher than signup price.


2. A2hosting

Average Ping Speed: 129 ms

Magento specialized tool: 1-click Magento installation

Pricing: Start at 3.92$/month

Support: Livechat + Ticket, Average response time: 1 hour

Performance testing:
  • Latency
With the site I tested on A2hosting hosting, although average ping is a little bit higher than SiteGround, ping from United Stated server is really amazing. Check the ping detail below:

a2hosting magento hosting performance test

Server location: US Min RTT: 0.825 mmsMax RTT: 242.217 mms


A2hosting also provides 3 server locations: The US, Europe (Amsterdam), Asia (Singapore). I tested 3 server locations and US server location returns best average ping results. There’s also a good thing that A2hosting will give you free HackScan Protection when you sign up for a hosting plan.

  • Server Load and Stress testing
Server location: Ann Arbor, US

Testing machine location: Washington

Minimum response time: 0.3s

Maximum response time: 6.5s

a2hosting magento hosting loadimpact test

Click here for result page

In this experiment testing, we tested with swift plan ($3.30/month) and as you can see from the graph, A2hosting gives great load time at a low number of concurrent users, we can see a steady and quick load time as the number users are less than 50, around 300 ms.  However, the hosting shows its unstable load when the number of users is larger than 50, the hosting seems to be overloaded when online users reach 65. This is acceptable for a shared hosting plan starting at $2.64. Overall, A2hosting is definitely worth trying to host new Magento website with low traffic.

Magento specialized tools:

A2hosting also integrates Softaculous in Cpanel of their hosting, a great tool that allows installing Magento in just 1 click.

What we don’t like from A2hosting:

– The Lite class shared hosting option is limited to 1 domains, support for Magento issue sometimes is not very fast.

– Unlike what they advertise, the unlimited hosting is not real; when you overuse your hosting’s CPU or Ram your websites will stop functioning.


3. Nexcess

a2hostingAverage Ping Speed: 80 ms

Magento specialized tool: 1-click Magento installation, Percona Server with XtraDB

Pricing: Start at 19.95$/month

Support: Live chat + Ticket, Average response time: 2 hour

Performance testing:
  • Latency
Throughout my Magento shared hosting test, Nexcess has the best performance. With their Sip100 start package ($19.95/month) I tested on Nexcess hosting, although average ping is a little bit higher than SiteGround, ping from United Stated server is really amazing. Check the ping detail below

nexcess magento hosting performance test

Server location: US Min RTT: 26.337 mmsMax RTT: 252.477 mms


There are 3 server locations to choose: US, Australia, and the UK. With their demo site in US server, lowest ping

Nexcess Magento hosting comes with strong hardware specifications along with high price, $19.95 for starter package – SIP 100, Percona Server with XtraDB is used on all of Nexcess Magento plans to improve the performance of Magento. What makes Nexcess stands out is that they are using 15K SAS in RAID 10 configuration, which makes your store load much faster

nexcess magento hosting price

  • Server Load and Stress testing
Server location: Southfield, US

Testing machine location: Washington

Minimum response time: 0.6s

Maximum response time: 0.65s

Nexcess magento hosting loadimpact test

Click here for result page

Nexcess Magento hosting is not recommended for those who are looking for cheap hosting. Nexcess did a lot of tweaks for their hosting to make it fully compatible with Magento requirement and so, as you can see from the graph, the hosting remain stable even at 100 concurrent users. Average load time for Nexcess at the 100 concurrent users was 650ms — faster than any other shared hosting at the same situation. The hosting can handle at least 200 concurrent users before it slows down. Nexcess hosting is recommended for websites that have strong traffic growth rate.

Magento specialized tools:

Nexcess provide a free tool to install Magento Community in Control Panel of their hosting: Simple Scripts, you can install various CMS, including Magento. All Magento hosting packages are fully optimized for Magento, you can see full detail here.

Nexcess support staff is equipped with strong Magento knowledge and they will be able to help you solve common Magento issues.

What we don’t like from Nexcess:

– Hosting price is quite high, the starter plan starts at $19.95, not recommended for small Magento store.


4. Bluehost

a2hostingAverage Ping Speed: 129,70 ms

Magento specialized tool: 1-click Magento installation

Pricing: Start at 3.49$/month

Support: Livechat + Ticket, Average response time: 2 hour

Performance testing:
  • Latency
Bluehost is considered to be one of the oldest web hosting company, Bluehost is well-known for its affordable price and credibility, it’s one of the most popular hostings for small and medium-sized business. So how’s its performance toward Magento? I tested a medium Magento store on Bluehost’s Starter package and the result was g0od

bluehost magento hosting performance test

Server location: US Min RTT: 26.337 mmsMax RTT: 252.477 mms


Unlike other providers, Bluehost has only 1 server location: US Datacenter in Provo, Utah and you’re not allowed to choose server location. Thus, I recommend using this reputed hosting provider if you want to host your website in the US.

Bluehost Magento hosting starter plan starts at $3,49, I recommend using this plan only if your store’s daily visitors < 1000. There’s no limited period for Moneyback, you can request refund at any time if you’re not satisfied with their service.

About support, they’re more dedicated to WordPress, not Magento, so you cannot expect their support staff to fix your advanced Magento issues.

  • Server Load and Stress testing
Server location: New York US

Testing machine location: Washington

Minimum response time: 1.4s

Maximum response time: 3.2s

Bluehost magento hosting loadimpact test

Click here for result page

Bluehost is a reputed hosting company and generally, people know them for other open source hosting like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, so how about the performance of a Magento website running on Bluehost? Bluehost server load time stable at 1.5s all the way up to the 75 concurrent users mark. Their hosting performance results are respectable as they have just shifted their efforts to Magento land. The hosting is overloaded at the time concurrent users reach 75, which is more than we expected. Bluehost seems to be a good choice for new Magento website that does not require lighting load speed but stable website performance.

Magento specialized tools:

Bluehost uses Cpanel for their shared hosting, and Magento installation tool is also integrated into the panel. You can make your Magento installation with just 1 click. In case you want to install Magento manually, remember to check PHP version to see if it meets Magento’s requirement.

What we don’t like from Bluehost:

– Support is not good at solving complicated Magento issue, they can only deal with common Magento and hosting related issues.

– Starter plan only allows 1 domain.

– To enable SSH access, you will have to send a scan of your driver’s license to Bluehost, it will take up to 2 days.


5. Hostgator

hostgatorAverage Ping Speed: 94.76 ms

Magento specialized tool: 1-click Magento installation

Pricing: Start at 3.96$/month

Support: Livechat + Ticket, Average response time: 1 hour

Performance testing:
  • Latency
Hostgator started their empire in 2002. As you can see from ping result, Hostgator returns very low RTT from US server location (only 7mms) and RTT in Eupore is decent. However, RTT is quite high in Asia (Malaysia, Singapore)

hostgator magento hosting performance test

Server location: US Min RTT: 7.061 mmsMax RTT: 220.777 mms


There are 2 server locations to choose, both are located in the US: Houston, TX and Provo, UT, you can see more detail about their datacenter location here. We recommend using Hostgator for Magento store in US/EU only because the RTT in from Asia is not good. Starter plan fee is 3.96/mo but this price is only available if you purchase 2-year billing cycle and you can get full refund in a 45-day period if you’re not satisfied with their hosting.

  • Server Load and Stress testing
Server location:Washington

Testing machine location: Dallas us

Minimum response time: 1.8

Maximum response time: 4.1s

hostgator magento hosting loadimpact test

Click here for result page

We can see an initial spike in Hostgator server load time when the number of the concurrent users exceeds 78. Also, the response time is quite good even at a high number of active users but Hostgator seems to be not very stable. Although the hosting is overloaded at the time concurrent users is 78, it’s still a decent hosting to start off with Magento. Overall, Hostgator is a good choice due to its affordable price, but we will need to manually do some tweaks to our Magento hosting in order to have a smoother performance on our website.

Magento specialized tools:

You can install Magento in just 1 click with Hostgator’s Quickinstall tool.

What we don’t like from Hostgator:

– We can host only 1 domain with their starter package.

– The renewal fee is higher than registration fee.


Magento hosting FAQ

What is Magento?

  • Magento is an open source application used to a build fully-functioned e-commerce websites

Magento is free or paid to use?

  • Previously, there are 3 versions of Magento 1.x, including Magento Go, Magento Enterprise, and Magento Community. You need to pay to use Magento Go, Magento Enterprise while Magento community is a free open source platform.
  • In Magento 2 there are community edition (free) and enterprise edition (paid)

What is Magento System requirement?

  • Magento 1.x: Magento 1.x versions work only on Linux OS (x64 or x86) with Apache or Nginx Webserver. PHP 5.x and MYSQL 5.6 are required. memory limit  > 256mb. Read full system requirement for Magento 1.x
  • Magento 2.x: Magento 2 works only on Linux OS (X64 or X86), Apache 2.2 or 2.4  or Nginx 1.8. PHP 5.6 or later, MYSQL 5.6 or later. Magento 2.x requires ~2gb of ram to run upgrade task for extensions or application, so a server with >2gb ram is recommended for a stable Magento 2 performance. Read full system requirement for Magento 2

How to check if my hosting meets Magento system requirement?

  • You can check if your Magento meets Magento system requirement using this tool. Upload this file and open it from your browser and you will see if your hosting meets Magento system requirement. The result will be like this

check magento server compatibility

Should I use Magento 1 or Magento 2

  • This depends on your situation, there are 2 things should be considered before making your decision: Your budget and your demands.
  • If you are already using Magento 1 and your store is performing well, there’s no rush to upgrade to Magento 2, you should first explore Magento 2 and when your store is really outdated, plan for a big upgrade is a safety plan that could save you lots of time and budget.
  • If you are setting up a new Magento store, you should consider your budget for Magento 2 server, extensions and theme because almost all Magento 2’s applications are much more expensive than Magento 1.x, it’s likely 2 or 3 times higher.
  • Magento 1 has been released for a long time so almost all known bugs got a solution while Magento 2 are still fresh and there maybe some unexpected bugs that take times to solve.
  • Technical reference source about choosing Magento 1 or Magento 2: Magento 1 vs Magento 2 – should I stay or should I go? – by Inchoo,  Magento 1 vs Magento 2 performance comparison: speed test results – by Amasty, Magento 1 Vs Magento 2: Which one Fares Best as the Choice for your Multi Vendor Marketplace? – by Apptha

How to install Magento?

Where can I purchase Magento extension and theme?

  • For extension, you can purchase from Magento marketplace or dev companies like Aheadworks, Amasty, Magestore
  • For theme, you can purchase from ThemeForest

How to install Magento 2 on windows?

Can Magento run on shared hosting?

  • Magento can run smoothly on shared hosting, however, when the number of products and visitors grows higher, you may need to move your website to a VPS or dedicated server for better performance

Magento requires https or not?

Best Magento hosting for UK?

  • We recommend Nexcess, Simple server and Nimbushosting for UK websites.

How Magento hosting affects SEO?

  • Websites running on a hosting that located in their target market will have an advantage in SEO. For example, your website serves US customers, then using a hosting with US IP address will be a plus for your SEO effort.


Choosing a hosting is one of the most crucial step when creating a Magento website. There’re thousands of web hosting companies in the industry. Obviously, choosing a good and reliable Magento and Magento 2 web hosting is a really hard and complicated job to most of the site owners. I hope with clear and detailed figures about hosting RTT will help you easier to pick a hosting that best fits your need.

Last but not least, for Magento, I still recommend using a VPS Hosting instead of a shared hosting as a VPS can handle more task and we can install/integrate more useful addon to VPS.

However, if your Magento store is new and you have a limited budget, then just go on to pick a shared hosting in this article to start your Magento store.

The 5 Best Magento Hosting Companies Compared
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About Author

Daniel is a Magento developer with 5 years of experience with customizing Magento extensions, Magento templates. He's main author at Magento explorer


  1. Hi Daniel, thanks for the Magento hosting review. I love the part in which you compare load speed of these hosting providers. I’m considering SiteGround and Nexcess due to their good average response time.

    • Hi Jorge, if you have enough budget you can choose Nexcess. They are Magento-dedicated hosting and they can help you with many Magento issues.

  2. My website targets customers from Canada and US, which Magento hosting provider should I choose? Could you please give advice.

    • If your visitors are mainly from US, try SiteGround. According to my test, SiteGround Magento hosting has quick and stable response time from US and Canada.

  3. Thanks for your Magento hosting review. I have a new Magento store with ~500 visitors/day, I plan to use a shared hosting due to limited budget. Could you please give advice which provider should I choose? I’m using Godaddy at the moment but it’s always overloaded so I decide to change hosting provider.
    Thanks in advance

    • Hi Spane, with the number of your daily visitors, you can use Nexcess SIP-100, or SiteGround GoGeek hosting package to save your money.

    • Hi Spane,
      According to my experience with Magento hosting, you should not use Godaddy for running Magento store. They are better at selling domains, not hosting.
      If you want to run a stable Magento store, try using Nexcess or SiteGround hosting service, their hosting are optimized for Magento and they also have good support on Magento problem.
      Hope this helps

  4. I’m on a year plan with Siteground (GoGeek plan) and I’ve been with them for 6 months. I love their daily backups and supercacher feature, this really helps improve my Magento site’s performance.
    Many other stuffs like constant server monitoring, software patching and account isolation feature and with 20+ addon domains there’s no slight down time on any of them.
    What I don’t like about SiteGround is that they have limited addon domain and HDD space, which is not good for store with many product images.
    Still highly recommended because of their excellent support service.

  5. What is SiteGround Magento hosting’s super cache feature, can you explain more about it? Is is good for Magento website

  6. Hi there Daniel, thanks for your Magento hosting performance review, now I have some insights on how Magento hosting affect website speed. I’m looking for ways to improve my Magento website speed, I use pingdom tool to check for score but it always return low score (50~60) although I have made lots of code optimization. I’m using Godaddy shared hosting to host my website, are they good and optimized for Magento? I didn’t see Godaddy in your list.
    Thanks in advance for any advice

  7. Most of the listed magento hosts solution isn’t tht fast. Compare their magento demos with our demo and decide if their hosting truely the best. Our demo magento installation Loading time under 1.5 seconds and response time under 0.3 seconds you won’t believe how fast will be your magento site.

  8. Nexcess has great support with Magento issue! The only problem was with sometimes I get a 500 internal error while working in backend of Magento site, but other than that – nothing was bothering me

  9. Although the hosting price is quite high, Nexcess is the most professional company in Magento hosting. I’ve been running 5 store on their hosting and rarely encounter downtime or error.
    Siteground or Arvixe is a good option for new website with limited budget, however they can’t handle high traffic because their hosting is not purely optimized for Magento like Nexcess

  10. I’m using SiteGround starter package to run a Magento store and it can handle ~500 visitors a day or 50 concurrent online user. I think it’s a budget Magento hosting to start off with, however I’m going to use VPS hosting for my upcoming project because I don’t think a shared hosting can handle a heavy Magento site with lots of functions.
    Daniel, do you have any suggestion on VPS hosting companies that are optimized for Magento?

    • For VPS hosting for Magento, I suggest Ramnode, they are very affordable and high efficiency. However, you will need to have decent knowledge on VPS in order to setup and optimize your vps for Magento. I will update my blog with more tutorial on setting up VPS for Magento.

  11. We are current using SiteGround for our small Magento eCommerce store, which is serving 500+ daily visitors/day and the store contains around 100SKUs. I’m happy with their customer service but not sure if their hosting supports Magento 2 because we are planning to migrate our site to Magento 2 in next year.

  12. Your suggestions are great for shared hosting, but when you outgrow those heavily populated servers (which we did in about a year after opening) we moved to a VPS over at ecomlane and also host our wordpress site there as well. Managed VPS costs more than inexpensive shared, but when you need speed and reliability without the fear of neighbouring sites slowing you down it’s worth it.

  13. I’m running a new Magento site with about 400 daily visitors on Godaddy hosting. The hosting usually overloaded and becomes 404, do you know how to fix this and should I move to another hosting provider? Should I use VPS instead of shared hosting for my Magento site?

  14. I’m running a new Magento site with about 400 daily visitors on Godaddy hosting. The hosting usually overloaded and becomes 404, do you know how to fix this and should I move to another hosting provider? Should I use VPS instead of shared hosting for my Magento site?

    • Hello John, Godaddy is not recommended for Magento hosting because they limited hardware resource on each hosting. I suggest you to try SiteGround or Hostgator shared hosting if your site has around 200 visitors/day. Consider using a VPS only if your site has lots of product (~3000) or ~2000 daily visitors.
      Hope this helps

  15. I have tried several managed Magento hosting providers and end up with Rosehosting. The service is second to none and they provide full hand holding support.

  16. Hi Daniel, thank you for this in-depth hosting performance review, this is exactly what I’m looking for.
    Do you have any tips or guide on optimizing load speed for a Magento site on shared hosting? I have looked at my competitors’ websites and most of them have faster website load speed, even they hosted their site on a poorer performance hosting.
    Thanks in advance

  17. I have been using SiteGround for 3 years on GoGeek plan and I rarely encounter downtime with their hosting, There support are good for common hosting problems but for Magento problems, they can only help handle basic issues that are related to hosting, for other problems they can give advice which are quite useful.
    I highly recommend using SiteGround only for new Magento Store with ~500 visits/day on average, when traffic grows up, it’s better to use VPS for running Magento instead of shared hosting because you can install and customize many more components for your VPS.

  18. I decided to move my hosting SiteGround after 3 months of bad experience at Godaddy upon recommendation by this Magento hosting review and I’m totally satisfied with SiteGround hosting service.
    Previously, I have experienced downtime whenever the number concurrent users on my website reaches 30, I tried to contact Godaddy support all the time but what they always asked me to do is upgrade my hosting plan or move to VPS because shared hosting is lack of resource for running Magento.
    Now I’m running on shared hosting on SiteGround (GoGeek package) and I have never encountered such problem, my Magento website run smoothly at 50 online users and I only encountered downtime only once when they notify that they will maintain system in 30 mins.
    Although there’s a shortage that every shared hosting has: load time, Siteground is still good to me till now but I’m considering a VPS plan to improve user experience, do you have any recommendation, Daniel?
    Thanks in advance

  19. I give a thumb up for Siteground!
    I have been using Magento since Magento 1.x and currently I’m running my online store on Magento 2 platform. My store have been growing steadily thanks to Magento and I choose to use SiteGround since the site’s traffic increases rapidly. They helped me to move my site from shared hosting of another provider to SiteGround with no added fee.
    Currently I have around 800 visitors a day to my online store and SiteGround’s GoGeek plan can handle that number without any problem. I rarely experience downtime since I used SiteGround and the hosting can handle many cronjobs without any disruption.
    There’s only a problem about Siteground that I’m planning to move my site to their VPS plan when the traffic number reaches ~1000/day but they don’t offer free site moving from Shared hosting to VPS, which requires me to hire a freelance developers to do that task for me.
    Overall, there’s no significant problem with their hosting quality.
    This is my website:

  20. Hi there Daniel, thanks for your hosting review, it’s currently the best comparison of Magento hosting I can find but if possible, please add time to first byte (TTFB) to the hosting comparison. TTFB would help people on choosing best budget Magento hosting because TTFB is an important factor for every website, especially Ecommerce website.
    About my experience after trying some Magento hosting providers, SiteGround customer support and after sales service are great, but I had to ask for refund 1 week after using it for my Magento store because the time to first byte was not as good as Nexcess. Customer support from SiteGround did help me to check and make some adjustments to reduce time to first byte by install some extensions to my hosting.
    Although time to first byte was reduced a little bit, it’s still higher than other hosting providers so I decided to terminate my account on Siteground and switch to Nexcess and I’m satisfied till now.

    • You may want to take a look at ecomlane. I’ve been using them for just over a year and they are excellent. My TTFB Is less then half a sec. I got this by using there Cloud Server and Cloud DNS

  21. H hello Daniel,
    I have been looking for managed Magento hosting since I lack of Magento knowledge and I just want to focus on my business, what is the best hosting company for Managed hosting? Could you give some suggestions?

    • I recommend using Magento Managed hosting if you want to focus on your business activities because with managed hosting, the hosting provider will do all the management and maintenance tasks of the servers so that you won’t need to do anything with your server. Some good managed hosting providers are Nexcess, Rackspace, Simplehelix.

  22. My Magento website is currently hosted on Godaddy and it usually runs out of resources and cause my website frozen. My business is small (shoes store) and there’re about 300+ products with a peak of 50 concurrent online users and I’m using Magento version 1.9.
    Could you please give advice is this issue caused by hosting or Magento code not optimized? Should I move to another hosting provider or find a way to optimize code?

  23. Hello Daniel, I have a store running on Magento 1.9 version and I’m going to change hosting, is there anything should be notice when moving from a hosting to another? I currently using Godaddy and it’s terribly slow, I’m planning to move to Fastcomet, is that a trusted hosting provider for Magento? Could you give me advice on this?

    • Hi Bob, Fastcomet is a trusted provider for Magento and their hosting fully support Magento, it’s fine to move your current hosting to Fastcomet. There are points when moving hosting:
      – Make sure all files will be moved to new hosting, any missing file may cause error on your Magento store, especially core system file of Magento
      – Make sure the process of importing and exporting database is properly done, better use PHPMyAdmin to export large database.
      – Go to /app/etc/local.xml to change your database configuration after moving to new hosting (refer
      – Point your domain to new hosting’s name server after moving all file and databases to new hosting

  24. I’m moving my Magento website from Godaddy to SiteGround and I’m happy with SiteGround customer support, they helped me transfer all website data including code and database, after that they helped me fix some issues caused after moving hosting.
    Although the hosting specification looks poorer than Godaddy, the site’s overall performance was better than Godaddy.

  25. I own a store for many years, i was using shared hosting and store went slow when there is a load of users, after that i migrated to cloudways and i choose vultr as a provider, it has auto scalable service, when there is load of users it goes expand as much it needed to manage.

  26. I have been using GoGeek plan on SiteGround for my Magento store, the hosting is stable with 1000 visitors/day and it also support PCI Compliance. There’s one thing I don’t like from SiteGround is that the renewal price is higher than first year price. For those who are looking to purchase hosting from SiteGround please notice this!

  27. I have moved my Magento store from Godaddy to SiteGround (Go Geek) plan. It’s currently serving around 800 daily visitors and 1200+ products and I’m happy with SiteGround’ support.
    They helped us a lot with moving Magento website and properly config them to run on new hosting. They also helped us to fix 500 internal error which is caused by .htaccess file.
    I recommend their service to store owner without technical knowledge like me.

  28. Daniel,
    As usual, we are happy to read your post which is very appreciating. We have one ranking record which we want to show as per our client’s feedback below list also good:

    1. SiteGround(Rating 5.0) – Monthly Price: $3.95
    Magento-optimized server with 1-click Magento install
    FREE CDN with Railgun for top-notch performance
    SSD drives are standard across all plans
    Account isolation on servers protects your Magento store
    Easy Magento version control with Git

    2. Bluehost(Rating 5.0) – Monthly Price: $2.95
    Get started with Magento with one click
    Tons of popular shopping carts to choose from
    Over $150 in complimentary Google offers available
    Intuitive eCommerce setup and 24/7 support
    Trusted by over two million site and store owners

    3. iPage(Rating 4.8) – Monthly Price: $1.99
    FREE tools to build your site or online store
    1-click installs for Magento, WordPress, Drupal, etc.
    FREE online store, PayPal integration, and shopping cart
    Protect your store with advanced security ($100 value)
    FREE domain to host your online store or blog

    Yes one thing, if you have enough budget then go for Nexcess.

    Thank You.
    MagentoGuys for Magento Ecommerce Developmet & Support

  29. Thanks for your experiment, I especially love the load and speed test part of your Magento hosting reviews. I finally decided to use Nexcess although they are not very affordable as I don’t want to move my hosting. I want to have a stable environment for my business.

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