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Top 5 affordable Magento hosting

What is the best and most affordable magento hosting provider? I know this is a big question that many magento store owners are searching for an answer to! Well, actually, there’s no BEST Magento hosting, you guys should know that Quality often comes with Price.

When it comes to Magento, we all know that it’s become the most powerful online eCommerce platform. It is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. All these features, however, make Magento very resource-demanding platform and overloads the servers of many hosts.

Finding a good and affordable Magento hosting is very necessary if you want to run a stable and quick-loading Magento store.  Our goal with this article is to offer insights on things you need to consider when choosing a fast Magento hosts. We will also share our list of cheap Magento hosting providers with good hosting quality based on our experience.

With the Magento hosts listed below, we make it easier for you to choose the provider best suitable for your needs and start selling your products online immediately. The servers of these hosts meet all Magento requirements and their technical teams will be able to assist you with web hosting problems and most if not all Magento related issues you might encounter.

Best magento hosting

Web HostMagento InstallationTheme InstallationMagento SupportSpecialsRatingPrice
SiteGround 1-Click Instal FREE Professional Installation(*)FREE & Magento Optimized24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application IssuesFREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed10$3.95/momore details siteground magento hosting
Nexcess1-Click InstallFree & Magento OptimizedHosting & Some Application IssuesFREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed9.9$7.95/momore details Nexcess magento hosting
Arvixeyes cheap magento hosting 1 click installation1-Click Installation FREE Professional InstallationNo24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application IssuesFREE CDN + Life-time free domain9.8$4/momore details arvixe magento hosting
Blue Hostyes affordable magento hosting 1 click installation1-Click InstallNoHosting Issues OnlyFREE CDN9.7$4.95/momore details bluehost magento hosting
HostGatoryes best magento hosting 1 click installation1-Click InstallNo24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application IssuesFREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed9.6$3.96/momore details hostgator magento hosting

*Refer: How to Properly install Magento in 5 minutes

What is the most prominent features of these top 5 affordable Magento hosting?

1. Siteground.

SiteGround Magento Hosting

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $3.95/MONTH (60% OFF NOW the regular $9.95/mo).
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Free MAGENTO THEME.
  • Home page: www.siteground.com.

2. Nexcess.

Nexcess Magento Hosting

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $6/month
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Home page: www.nexcess.net/magento-hosting.

3. Arvixe.

Arvixe Magento Hosting

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $4/MONTH. Use coupon MAGENTO25OFF to get 25% OFF for first order
  • 60 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • Home page: www.arvixe.com.

4. Blue Host.

Blue Magento Hosting

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $4.95/month
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Home page: www.bluehost.com.

5. Host Gator.

Hostgator Magento Hosting

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $3.96/MONTH. (Enter coupon code: Magentotutorial to get 25% more discount)
  • 45 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • $100 GOOGLE ADWORDS Credit (US only).
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Home page: www.hostgator.com.

To Sum It All Up…

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 smallest price (anything less than $10/month would be ideal), and simply upgrade only when absolutely necessary!
If your website(s) require more muscle, VPS or ultimately dedicated hosting is the way to go. Use your site’s existing server data to help decide on a plan that is financially and technologically feasible for your means. As always, never go for “overkill” in terms of server requirements. Only pay for what’s necessary, and upgrade when you have to, let’s make a wise choice that’s appropriate and affordable!
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Rodriguez is a content editor at Tutorial Magento. His passion is to write about review, comparison of magento extensions, magento hostings, magento themes from different providers

71 comments

  1. avatar

    Hi Brian, thanks for the review. I have a question, I have purchased Siteground GoGeek package and successfully installed Magento, how can I install a better theme for my Magento site? (Also, my store is selling watches, could you recommend some good themes?)

  2. avatar

    I just signed for siteground.com and I was surprised to see that servers went down for half an hour. I asked them about the situation, and told me that they were doing a regular maintenance and to compensate me they can just extend my contract 30 minutes. I am not looking for a new host…

  3. avatar

    Hi Brian, how do I know if a hosting supports Magento or not? how much traffic can a shared hosting handle?
    My store is new and it will have around 2-3k products, could you give advice which type of hosting should I use for my business?
    Thanks
    Bernardo

    • avatar

      Hi Bernado,
      It depends on hosting providers, with the providers I listed in the review:
      SiteGround: Startup Plan ~ 400 visitors/day, GrowBig ~ 1000/day, GoGeek ~ 3500/day
      Nexcess: Sip 100 ~ 800/day, Sip 200 ~ 2500/day, Sip 300 ~ 6000/day
      For big-sized business (more than 5000 visitors/day), I suggest using VPS and dedicated server rather than shared hosting
      Hope this helps

  4. avatar

    We are currently use Host Gator, but thinking about switching to some other hosting provider, so your post is very timely :)

  5. avatar

    Hi, I’m using SiteGround to host my Magento sites http://nailbox.co/. They offer all the premium features of the top-end managed sites, but at a fraction of the cost. In the Geek package, you get Varnish caching, Memcache (both of which can be controlled by their own custom plugin) AND Clouflare Railgun support. This combination makes your site blazingly fast.

    But what’s best is their support. They boast about a 10 minute response time to their tickets, and that’s no idle boast. The last four tickets I raised were responded to in an average of 8 minutes, and all of them resolved immediately.

    You’ll get the most out of SiteGround with a bit of technical knowledge (it’s not fully managed, after all), but you don’t have to be a genius, and the support is truly second to none.

    I’ve had several web hosts over the years, and I’ve been satisfied with all of them, and delighted with most – but so far, SiteGround surpasses them all.

    • avatar

      Thank you for sharing your experience, one of the most prominent features of SiteGround is Supercacher, that function enable caching which helps visitors load your website more quickly at their next visit. It increases the number of hits a site can handle and boosts the website loading speed

  6. avatar

    Thanks for the magento hosting review. Could you let me know which of these hosting are good for SEO? I plan to run an online store in United State and my customers will mainly come from SEO, so I really need one that is optimized for SEO

    • avatar

      Hi Luiz, rest assured that all the hosting listed above are optimized for SEO, also, please choose a hosting that have server location in your market. For example, if you target USA visitors, make sure you choose a hosting that has server placed in USA, this will help improve load speed of your site and of course, SEO.

  7. avatar

    Oh, I meant to add that we are based in the USA. And even though my website has many products and decent traffic, much of it is small items, postcards & stickers. So we do not make that much through the website, and the bulk of our business is selling wholesale to retailers, who are still best reached offline, by catalog and sales visit.

    Therefore, I want to keep my website costs low where I can, even while I want the site to offer a great presentation and work fast for customers. Right now it seems the presentation is much better on the new site, but perhaps it is kinda slow with my current host, esp. while they have limited me.
    Thanks in advance for your advise.

    • avatar

      I think with that number of visitors, you definitely can exploit your website to gain more sales (even your main clients are wholesales and retailers). With the size of your business, I think spending $15 – $20/month for hosting is worth. Feel free to let me know if you need any advice on optimizing your store’s SEO and conversion rate

  8. avatar

    Hi Brian. I recently had our website rebuilt from OS Commerce to Magento platform. Seems like it gives us way more options, but have so many questions. Your article is very useful.
    My site has about 4,300 products and was getting 300+ visitors per day. When we changed to the new site in January that jumped to 1,400 visitors, but since has settled back to maybe 7 or 800 daily. I was very happy with my host, but now they say I have been using too much CPU resources, so they have limited my site and I should optimize or upgrade. The upgrade would be going from $5.00 per month to $19.95 per month which they say will give me twice the space, but it now occurs to me that they do not really seem to be optimized for Magento sites. Even though they referred me to the team that rebuilt my site. So this makes me think perhaps it is time to consider changing hosts. What do you recommend?
    I am also hungry for contact with others who can give me some good advise, since Magento is new to me.

    • avatar

      Hi Dick,
      Since your site is growing very fast from 300+/day to 1000+/day and it has a big number of products, you’d better upgrade your hosting right away. There are two options that I know best fit for your store’s visit:
      - Nexcess hosting: optimized for Magento + dedicated support
      Recommeded package: Sip100, Demo store at http://sip100-demo.nexcess.net/
      - SiteGround hosting: optimized for Magento + price is affordable, good support
      Recommeded package: Go Geek which can serve up to 100.000+ visit
      Those two hosting have server in US, which is good for SEO and load speed.
      Hope this helps!

  9. avatar

    What is your opinion on Simple Helix for Magento Hosting?

    • avatar

      SimpleHelix is good for medium-sized business, so their price is also a little bit high (that’s why I didn’t include some good hosting in the list). SimpleHelix provides good support on Magento issues and their hosting is also optimized for Magento, server uptime 98.5%, their starter package has 50gb bandwidth and 5gb diskspace which are not very high, you will need to upgrade hosting package very soon or it’ll be out of bandwidth. This starter package is good for store with around 300 visits/day and 1000 products. In short, SimpleHelix is also a trusted provider to start with if you have decent budget on hosting
      I will write a detailed reviews on others Magento hosting very soon, so stay tunned!

  10. avatar

    Over your top 5 magento hosting, I’ve been using 3 hosting: SiteGround, Nexcess, Bluehost
    This is my personal experience:
    SiteGround: best at support and hosting speed, low at bandwidth and hosting space.
    Nexcess: most optimized hosting for magento, professional support, high price.
    Bluehost: best for wordpress blog of your magento hosting, affordable price, support is not as good as others

  11. avatar

    I don’t have much experience with different magento hosting providers but Siteground is ok, their support is quick and they are good at Magento (although seems like they are better at Joomla and WordPress)
    I’ve been running a decent Magento site on SiteGround and I think their hosting quality and support are trusted.

  12. avatar

    I have been using SiteGround for my Magento store http://www.innsbruck-shop.com/ you guys may take a look :) SiteGround have good support

  13. avatar

    I love SiteGround for their professional Magento hosting support, their staff are very good at Magento and they can solve lots of magento issues.

  14. avatar

    Nexcess Hosting is really good, even i have suggested few of my client for hosting there online store.

  15. avatar

    Hi, I’m looking for cheap Magento hosting India, could you please recommend a trusted provider?
    Thanks

  16. avatar

    I have a online gift store with 100-200 products. It’s still a relatively smaller business, but viewed around the world. I am looking to use a Magento Template. I understand that not all hosts work well with Magento. Which host would you reccomend for me?

  17. avatar

    Hi Brian, I would like to buy a VPS hosting for my Magento site, which provider should be chosen?

  18. avatar

    Hi Brian,
    Which hosting is good for US, UK and NL based websites?
    I will run 3 magento stores in the 3 countries above
    Thanks

  19. avatar

    If you are serious about your Magento store, you should choose a high performance hosting service optimized for Magento. magespeedtest.com shows real, automated benchmark from various top hosting providers. I recommend that you check them out.

  20. avatar

    I can imagine the speed on shared hosting @ hostgator. not really the best performance .. If anyone is serious in succeeding better off getting a bigger budget for their hosting in the first place.

    • avatar

      Yes, these hosting are good for development or new business, if size of you are not running a small business, it’s better to have VPS/ Dedicated magento hosting
      About Hostgator, recently they are having some hosting issues, so load speed is not good as before. I think they will handle this very quickly :) if not, we will make a ranking update.

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