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What Is The Best Hosting Option?
Magento community is an open source e-commerce platform, similar to Zen Cart. It has gotten excellent reviews and is gaining popularity quickly.
Some of the great features it includes are easy blog integration, CMS pages, supports multiple languages, and multiple stores from one installation.
The trouble many people have run into is that Magento is a very big program. This makes finding the right hosting company a difficult task.
I’ve found that it does not do well on shared hosting, which is what most affordable hosting is. I talked with several hosting companies who said that Magento has to have a Virtual Dedicated or Dedicated server to function properly. This means that your hosting bill will go from $6.00 a month to at least $30.00.
If Magento were to come out with a Lite version this may no longer be an issue. The Lite version could be hosted on shared hosting and only those looking for the mega-site, that is Magento’s potential, would look to other hosting options.
Finally, I found a hosting company that can not only host Magento stores at a reasonable price ($6.95 per month) but also specializes in Magento. They have information documents on various aspects of this e-commerce platform, great customer service, and are optimized specifically for Magento users. This wonderful hosting company is called SiteGround.
If your want to use Magento community for your online store I highly recommend going with SiteGround hosting. Their setup process walks you right through the steps. The admin interface is the standard cPanel, which is easy to use. The staff responds to support tickets quickly and their documentation is very good. So check them out for your hosting!