Many of our customers asked us to recommend a better Magento Hosting for their Magento store. We were simply pointing them to one of the best hosting providers who support Magento well. Unfortunately, there were many customers who felt that either support wasn’t that great or the pricing was too high. We took the challenge to figure out which hosting will suit most to small-medium sized Magento stores. Our quest ended when we tested Host1Plus.com, we tried Magento CRON, setup entire store, setup multi-stores and did many more tests on their VPS to ensure it works well and supports Magento as required.
As we dug deeper we figured that Host1Plus.com has already prepared a special pricing plan and a set of features for Magento hosting. The basic plan for Magento hosting is Cloud VPS Level 8 with 4.8GHz dedicated CPU, 2048MB Dedicated RAM, disk space of 80GB, Network speed – 20 Mbps. Of course, you can buy additional parameter that can be added depending upon your requirements.
Although, Magento is safe enough, still to be fully trustworthy, you should consider setting the SSL certificate for your online store. SSL certificate can be purchased on demand. Trust me you need SSL certificate especially if you are running an online e-commerce business.
One more interesting thing we liked about Host1Plus is that they have prepared special payment gateways to be customized when launching a Magento store. You can customize Payflow Pro and Authorize.net payment gateways and select which payment options you will use in your shop.
Features of Magento Hosting
Magento hosting require some specific features and has some minimal requirements. Magento has been built using Zend Framework and PHP5, therefore it is essential to host the applications which are compatible with PHP 5.2.0 or greater, including the proper database management with MySQL 4.1.20 or greater. Linux VPS hosting is the right OS for Magento. If the eCommerce is predicted to be growing fast, we recommend Linux cloud hosting solution.
Following are the features which caught our attention in Host1Plus
- Fully Elastic Environment
- 24/7 Professional Technical Support in 3 Languages – English, Russian and Lithuanian
- Full DNS Management
- Full Root Control
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Full Daily Backups
- Over 120 OS Templates
These features are the general ones. Additional features such as additional disk space or network speed can be added for the additional cost.
Magento Hosting Special Offer for Magik Customers
Click here and with discount coupon MAGIKCOMMERCE20 get 20% off on all VPS servers for up to one year.
For MagikCommerce customers – with each payment made for MagikCommerce Magento themes or Magento extensions Host1Plus will provide you 50% discount for any Cloud VPS. Just send us your order id and we will send you the discount code.
Anyway, we would recommend getting your questions answered by their technical support team via Chat, Phone Call or Ticket Submission. Please feel free to share your views about Host1Plus Magento Hosting with us.