Magento, originally created in 2008, is now one of the more popular E-commerce platforms available today. To get the absolute most out of your Magento store and have the best user experience/performance…. there are certain needs and requirements as a minimum that your host should provide for you. For more reasons why Magento is exceptional Ecommerce solution, read here.
What is Optimized hosting for Magento mean?
A hosting server that includes the below would be a excellent first choice for your Magento website:
- Linux X86, X86-64
- Apache 1.3x and above
- No less than 256Mb memory_limit
The simplest way to check if your server meets the requirements is by downloading the Magento-Check file from the Magento website. You can upzip this file and upload the .php file to Magento directly and this inform you if your current host is capable of running Magento. It may also be easier to search out and find the right hosting company from the start, one that specializes in Magneto hosting. At PowerSurge we meet or exceed all needed requirements for a Magneto website.
What are the “Pros” of Magento Hosting?
By doing your research on the right hosting you can expect a number of benefits, such as amazing speed and performance. Ideally a true Magento website should be on a dedicated server (better security and ability to handle larger traffic volumes) however you can start with shared (optimized for Magento) as long as you have a host that you can grow with and move you to VPS or dedicated if and when that time comes.
Whether its Magento, WordPress, Dedicated Servers, Cloud or simply a customized solution based on your needs, PowerSurge offers the full spectrum of hosting services. Let us Power your business today!