We have worked with Magento since its inception in March of 2008. Since that time we have worked with thousands of different Magento stores. These stores range from startups to stores doing over 500 million dollars in business. These businesses lean on our eCommerce expertise to guide them through the management of their online store. So when something goes wrong, even if it is not directly our fault, it can still reflect badly on us. Because of this we have learned the hard way who to trust and who to recommend, from extension developers to hosting providers.

That being said I want to share the fruit of our hard learned lessons so you don’t have to make the same mistakes. First off I’d like to mention why is it so important to pick a good hosting provider. The following are some of the hosting issues we have run into:

  • Slow support responses
  • Support not familiar with Magento
  • Support blaming the developer for issues, when in actuality, the root issue is a hosting problem that they do not recognize
  • Site crashing during peak periods
  • Magento performance issues
  • Bottom line for us: Losing clients' respect due to hosting provider issues
  • Bottom line for our clients: Losing revenue due to hosting issues

Due to these reasons we have found two outstanding hosting providers that we trust to give high quality hosting solutions and support at a more than reasonable cost. While these providers are not the cheapest they are a lot less expensive than some of the higher end providers that have failed us and our clients in the past.

So without further ado...the two hosting providers that we highly recommend to our clients (and now you) are:

MageMojo

  • One of the newer guys around...but we have really enjoyed working with them
  • Amazingly fast and friendly support
  • "Faster Or Free" guarantee
  • Free security patching
  • Free migration assistance
  • Auto scaling capability - Helps with large spikes in traffic
  • Dedicated Server Plans starting at $58/mo
  • Use coupon "iwd" for your first month free!

Nexcess

Weeetail

  • A stand-alone hosted eCommerce platform
  • Create your own Magento 2 eCommerce store in minutes (no need for designers or developers!)
  • Comes with MageMojo's hosting. Their expert support team will ensure your site is always up and running smoothly
  • Amazon Autoscaling is included to manage spikes in traffic
  • Includes Amazon's Aurora Database and Cloudfront CDN services so all your images load super fast
  • Plans as low as $58/mo
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