Ebay has acquired Magento with big money some time ago, However seems people's favor are never affected by this acquizition because of the outstanding design for ecommerce website. The number of magento users are still increasing day by day. Indeed, magento is by far the most powerful ecommerce system for large business solution. As far as we can tell, magento will still occupy the high-end market for a long time in ecommerce.
Magento Hosting Server side Requirements
As from Magento commerce official site, your hosting server must meet the following minimum requirements in order to run magento website properly.
- Linux x86, x86-64
- Apache 1.3.x+
- PHP5.2.13+ with following extensions:
- SOAP (if Webservices API is to be used)
- Safe_mode off
- Memory_limit no less than 256Mb (preferably 512)
- MySQL: 4.1.20 or newer
- InnoDB storage engine
- If HTTPS is used to work in the admin, SSL certificate should be valid. Self-signed SSL certificates are not supported
Server – hosting – setup:
- Ability to run scheduled jobs (crontab) with PHP 5
- Ability to override options in .htaccess files
TOP Magento Hosting Providers
If you search around the web for magento hosting you will find the following names are frequntly mentioned: siteground, hostgator and arvixe. have you ever heard any of them? Ok, if you never heard of these company names, I will introduce for you and compare which is the best to deal with.
Siteground vs Hostgator vs Arvixe
Here's a basic table list of their hosting features and advantages for magento hosting
|Magento Hosting Brands||Arvixe||Hostgator||Siteground|
|Disk & Bandwidth||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Number of hosted domains||3+||1||1+(extra fee)|
Siteground is pretty smart in SEO. Except for magento hosting, if you search other terms related to hosting service, their website is always ranked in the first few results. Surprisely, their official site PR is unbelivable 9 which is by far the highest one for such website. Personally I have no experience with them for hosting service, but I think it's worthy of a try because of the cheapplan.
Hostgator is well known to most people and still expanding their popularity on the globe. The good of hostgator is you will get everything standard in the industry with no blasting advertisement, what you get is what you see on their website. In some degree, hostgator is one of the most honest company in this market.
Arvixe is one of our most familiar with companies because we're still hosting our website on their hosting server. The personal feeling is so far so nice. Like hostgator, arvixe magento hosting plan also comes with the industry standard offers like free domain name, unlimited space & bandwidth etc. They are both featured cpanel hosting providers. If you would like to deal with arvixe for magento hosting. It's highly recommended.
As you see from above explanation and comparison, Arvixe and hostgator can be better choice. With our personal experience, I would personally recommend arvixe because for the past few months we're 100% satisfied!