Top 5 affordable Magento web hosting

Reviewed By: Rating: ★★★★¾ (4.75)Price from: $3.95/mo

Have you every asked yourself what the best Magento hosting is? How to choose a Good and Affordable Magento hosting that meets Magento requirements? After several years working with customers who want to open their own Magento store,  I decided to write this article to summarize top 5 Hosting for Magento that you should start with.

As you may know, Magento has overcome many other strong eCommerce platform to become the most powerful online eCommerce platform. Magento is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL databases. These features make Magento very heavy-resource platform and many hosting can’t handle Magento. With this article, I hope to provide our readers with insights on things you need to consider when choosing a Magento hosts.

With the 5 carefully-chosen Magento hosting listed below, you can save your time choosing a good provider for your online business as these hosting meet Magento system requirement and also come with professional support on hosting/Magento issues.

Top 5 best magento hosting

Web Host Magento Installation Theme Installation Magento Support Specials Rating Price
SiteGround  1-Click Instal FREE Professional Installation FREE & Magento Optimized 24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application Issues FREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed 10 $3.95/mo
Nexcessnexcess magento hosting Professional Installation by Nexcess staff Free & Magento Optimized Hosting & Some Application Issues FREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed Dedicated IP 9.9 $24.95/mo necxess magento hosting
Arvixearvixe magento hosting 1-Click Installation FREE Professional Installation No 24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application Issues FREE CDN + Life-time free domain 9.8 $4/mo arvixe magento hosting
BlueHostBlue Host magento hosting 1-Click Install No Hosting Issues Only FREE CDN 9.7 $4.95/mo Blue host
HostGatorhostgator magento hosting 1-Click Install No 24/24 Live chat Hosting & Application Issues FREE SuperCaching FREE CDN for More Speed 9.6 $3.96/mo blue host magento hosting

 

Now, we will go in more details of these top 5 best Magento web 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.
  • Server location: US, EU, ASIA
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Free MAGENTO THEME.
  • Home page: www.siteground.com.

2. Nexcess.

  • UNLIMITED Disk space, Bandwidth, Domains.
  • Price: $24.95/month
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee.
  • FREE DOMAIN for LIFE.
  • ONE-CLICK TO INSTALL MAGENTO.
  • Home page: http://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. BlueHost.

Bluehost 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. Hostgator.

Hostgastor 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…

Make sure to start with an affordable hosting plan for your Magento site as you need to spend lots of money for other activities like: Marketing, hiring staff, advertising… Also, remember to upgrade your shared hosting plan to Magento VPS hosting immediately when your current hosting can’t handle your site anymore.

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30 Responses to “Top 5 affordable Magento web hosting”

  1. October 9, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    Good review, thank you

    • Josh
      October 23, 2013 at 12:55 am #

      Hope it helps you to find a good hosting for your business

  2. November 5, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Thank you for this hosting review. I think these hosting are quite good for new business or blogs, I’m gonna buy one for the blog of my Magento store.
    Good review

    • Josh
      November 5, 2013 at 3:54 am #

      Yes, these hosting are perfect for new business or development sites. It’s good to start off with these hosting before upgrading your hosting to the next levels

  3. November 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

  4. Irfan
    November 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Thank you very much for the list. One of my main concern is will hosting with company like SiteGround which has datacenter based outside UK for .uk domain will that have an impact on ranking.

    • Josh
      November 10, 2013 at 6:00 am #

      SiteGround has datacenter in Europe, it works well for all countries in Europe including UK, so of course, you can have well ranking on their hosting for uk domain. Just let me know if you need and SEO advice
      You can try this tool to test SiteGround host load speed and site’s overall score http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ (you can try with Magentotutorial.org, we are hosting on SiteGround)

  5. December 2, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Thank you for this review, I decided to use Nexcess, although their fee is not as good as others, they are dedicated to Magento and their magento support is very professional.
    I’m not familiar with coding so I want a good Magento support team

    • Josh
      December 13, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Yes Nexcess montly fee is quite high compared to others but as you can see, they provide Dedicated IP for your hosting and server hardware is also better

  6. Milton
    December 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Thanks for these recomendations.

    Please can you tell me how to get this price from $6 month in Nexcess? The link you indicated, the lowest price is $24.95!

    Thank you!

    • Josh
      December 11, 2013 at 8:35 am #

      Hi Milton, you’re right
      Nexcess just updated their monthly price. Now their lowest Magento hosting package’s monthly fee is $24.95 (SIP-100), as the price is updated, the hosting comes with more powerful server specification (Nexcess shared hosting plan is the most powerful compared to shared plan from other providers). I’ve just updated their price, thank you.
      The lowest price for Shared Basic Hosting plan ($9.95)

  7. Ashley
    December 26, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Hi Josh,
    Thank for your magento hosting review, could you let me know benefit of Dedicated IP for magento hosting?

    • Josh
      December 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Ashley, with a dedicated IP address for your hosting, you will archive better SEO results since their will be no website in the same nichie running on the same IP with your site

  8. Tomaz
    January 24, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    For Magento Shared hosting, SIteGround offers the most affordable plan. I think I’m gonna use SiteGround for my new site while upgrading my main store to Nexcess service. I’m now quite frustrated with Godaddy hosting

    • Mark
      April 11, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      I think that’s a wise move, we’d better start with an affordable plan. Then, if the business is good, a few extra pennies is not a big deal

  9. January 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I have found Bluehost to be really slow lately – taking 10-40 seconds to serve a page on a smallish WordPress site. And also their uptime for the past week has been 94% (checked with Monitis) and not much better the week before.

    These results concern me a lot.

    Have you any comment on this regarding their suitability for Magento hosting?

    Thanks, Malc

    • Josh
      January 29, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      Hi Malc,
      Actually, Bluehost hosting is not perfect for Magento hosting, their hosting is optimized for WordPress, however, Magento can still run well on Bluehost. Bluehost usually has 97-98% uptime, you can recheck, some of my sites running on Bluehost have good load speed, not that bad (10-40 seconds). They have good support team.
      You may also take a look at other options like SiteGround and Arvixe, their hosting quality and support are very good
      p/s: If your Magento website has lots of traffic and price is not a big concern, I highly recommend Nexcess hosting, their server’s specifications are strong and Nexcess is also dedicated for Magento.
      Hope this helps

  10. February 22, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Goos afternoon, What hosting company would you recommend in terms of price?

  11. Henderson
    February 24, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    When it comes to Magento, you should definitely be looking for a web host that has a hosting environment that is optimized for Magento hosting. It is definitely a resource hog and the technical knowledge of a good host is essential in ensuring that your eCommerce store operates and its peak speeds. Magento actually provides a list of hosting partners, so that’s a great place to start. Personally, I would recommend SiteGround. They know their stuff and are quite active in the Magento community.

    • Josh
      March 3, 2014 at 1:27 am #

      Thank you for sharing your recommedation

  12. Dannis
    March 11, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    I’m using SiteGround, everything is good but price. I think it’s so expensive to spend 15$ per month to get a host plan which is only suitable for 25k visitor per month.
    Anyway, everything else of Siteground is good: Speed, Fucntion, Especially their supporter.

    • March 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Dannis: if you are serious about your business, how can you think $15/month is expensive? It is a very small price to pay to ensure your shop is open for business I think. As an online business your website is a very valuable asset, and I am sure most business owners agree that paying a little extra to avoid downtime and slow page loads is worth every penny. To put it in perspective: $15 is less than many people spend on their lunch and coffee every day.

    • Josh
      March 28, 2014 at 5:04 am #

      Hi Dannis, unlink other cms like WordPress or Joomla, Magento is a resource-demanding platform due to its powerful eCommerce functions, so I can say that $15 is not very expensive.

  13. SAKSHI TALWAR
    April 7, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Hey Josh,

    Im on the verge of launching my own ecommerce website which is currently in its testing phase and on my developers website. The website is CMS based and on magento platform-php. After a thorough research, my top 2 choices are AMAZON and HOSTGATOR which leaves me confused. Can you please provide your recommendation. FYI- Im in india at the moment, however, the website it mainly for US, Europe and UK customers.

    you can also email me at talwar.sakshi27@gmail.com.

    Waiting for your reply..

    thanks

  14. Felix
    April 25, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    I have tried about 3 different top service providers for our large site. When i first looked for hosting for my friend’s website, built on Magento (crazy large system) i found SiteGround. They look a bit not promising at first because they new in business i think, but after just 1 hour you can see the difference. You get more for your money, you get tech support even after you pay the annual service! it’s great.

    I decided to transfer our large site too, which built on WordPress and they transfer it all free for us without asking or telling them that i have my friend’s site with them. Also, since then, we got about 20 times issues (i made all of them) and in less than 2 minutes of opening ticket, less than 2 minutes!!! they respond and fixed it!

    I give them 5 stars and #1 over any other hosting service today.

    • Josh
      May 19, 2014 at 7:33 am #

      SiteGround hosting is good for both WordPress and Magento, I’m currently running a Magento store and a blog on SiteGround GoGeek package, the server is performing well without any issue

  15. Rickey
    June 25, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    When you hire professionals to take care of your website maintenance,
    they can make sure that you’re doing everything you should to impress the
    search engines. International and offshore hosting
    is not something simply used by criminals to avoid legal trouble.
    Don’t expect Hostgator to go out of business anytime soon, as they are
    a fairly large company also.

  16. Jack
    October 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    As a Magento store owner with 5 years using hosting to host Magento website, I think everyone should start with a decent shared hosting plan for starting stage of your site, when the traffic and number of product increase, you can think about VPS. This strategy’s saved me lots of money to spent on marketing, advertising….

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