For over 16 years, Hosting Magento has provided cloud hosting solutions for e-commerce stores that run on Magento. It’s based in Italy and provides specialized Magento hosting through servers located in six data centers that are located in Europe.
Its website is in English but it provides links to and Italian and another English version that are both redirecting to another website.
Features and Ease of Use
If your e-commerce store is on the Magento platform or you plan on developing the store on Magento, then Hosting Magento’s plans might work for you. However, if you’re looking to run a corporate website or a store on any other platform, you might have to look elsewhere.
Here are the features that it provides:
- 99.98% uptime SLA
- Daily and weekly automatic backups
- Free SSL certificate on some plans
- 100GB, 500GB, or 1TB storage
You can choose a plan depending on the power you want. Hosting Magento offers three plans. They all come with the same bandwidth but different storage space, RAM, and vCore. If you’re uncertain of which to pick, you can reach out to its sales team for a free consultancy.
Magento comes pre-installed but customers also get cPanel or a control panel – depending on the plan – to monitor their server and website. You can scale your resources easily; upgrading or downgrading the server resources that you use is easy from the control panel.
Hosting Magento uses Solid State Disks (SSD) to serve clients. It’s way faster and more reliable than conventional hard drives. For web servers, you either get Apache or Nginx depending on the hosting category that you choose.
Databases are MySQL and it provides Memcached to improve performance. What this system does is to reduce the pressure on your server by storing database objects in dynamic memory to reduce the number of times requests to the database are made.
There’s also another caching tool – Redis Cache. Also, for customers on dedicated hosting, the company provides a content delivery network which also enhances website load time and performance.
Hosting Magento is developer-friendly. Asides from GIT and SSH access, it provides a testing environment. You can make edits and run different ideas in that environment without having to touch your website and only push the edits to your website when you’re satisfied with them.
Pricing and Support
Hosting Magento’s prices are low for the features that it offers. Similar features are higher-priced by many of its competitors. Also, it provides a free trial of 15 to 30 days depending on your requirements.
If you’re looking to move your Magento store to the company’s servers, it will handle the migration for free. However, if your website is not on Magento, it doesn’t provide the free migration to Magento servers for you.
Customer support is available 24/7 through phone and email. There’s no live chat nor knowledge base. I sent an email but didn’t get a response.