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Please recommend some web hostings for magento
 
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Please recommend some good web hostings that fully supports magento or recommend some web hostings that you have already installed magento and run well.

 
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Don’t use DreamHost, they’re super slow.

I just switched to HostGator because of recommendations here, but I haven’t been there long enough to give you a firsthand evaluation yet.  I’ve also heard Helping Hand LLC, Media Temple, and Simple Helix are good.  Try searching the forum—you’ll find quite a few threads about it.

 
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I’m now with downtownhost. Don’t use 1and1. siteground charges you 50$ to install required extension.
You can pretty much sign up for every hosting to try it. All of them have 30-day money back.

 
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Hi i have a slow trouble with (gs) media temple in my Demo Magento Store
Im enable all cache

 
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mikeyork - 17 April 2008 09:36 PM

Hi i have a slow trouble with (gs) media temple in my Demo Magento Store
Im enable all cache
http://demo.vauxmedia.com/ck-one.html

Well you have to realize that MediaTemple is setup a little differently than a traditional shared environment. You’re using remote everything basically and that’s where the disadvantage comes into play. Even MT is aware of this (isn’t that the primary reason why they’re either dropping GS or completely revising it?).

Like, I know they use a remote MySQL server, so there’s going to be speed issues with that. I think they use remote disk too (e.g. local disk vs. something like iSCSI), and I’m sure there are other things that are not local either.

That’s one of the primary disadvantages with a system like that, it results in the sporadic loading times...sometimes you might get a normal response, like 2-3 seconds, but then a refresh later it could be 30+ seconds. At least, that’s what we found on our test account with them going back to the 0.9x preview versions and up.

You could upgrade to the DV plan (a VPS) I suppose, but you’ll certainly need more than 256MB RAM on it. Or you could try purchasing a dedicated MySQL GridContainer (a VPS that only runs MySQL) from them, but I’m not sure how much that will help either.

I don’t think (and I can’t find the thread/wiki about this but I believe I saw it on here) that Magento performs well in the kind of environment MT and similar hosts run though.

 
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I read somewhere on here that HostMonster will work with the php.ini needs (the memory_limit = 64M)

I was about to post this same question. I need to find a good testing host so I can finish my test with the software before pursuing it as the new script for my store.

 
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@Crucial - how much memory do you have available for the Magento Containers Lite product?

 
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Ross - 18 April 2008 01:00 PM

@Crucial - how much memory do you have available for the Magento Containers Lite product?

Check your inbox, not sure if we should be posting in here, as I’ve mentioned before, we prefer to keep sales related stuff off the forums. You can either PM us or submit a ticket to Sales from our website.

 
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BuyDigital - 18 April 2008 07:31 AM

I read somewhere on here that HostMonster will work with the php.ini needs (the memory_limit = 64M)

I was about to post this same question. I need to find a good testing host so I can finish my test with the software before pursuing it as the new script for my store.

I am certain that most hosts would be willing to make this modification to their default configuration.

The change itself takes only seconds and has no impact on the performance of a (professional) web server.

If you’re ‘testing’ or really evaluating Magento, you should do so on the same hardware platform from which you intend to engage in ecommerce -

If I wanted to test a Filet Mignon I wouldn’t order a hamburger.

 
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i’m using Simple Helix to take the test drive, their support is great, server is fast, and you only need to pay us$5 isnt that too cheap?

so i will definately upgrade my hosting if magento working fine on their server.

 
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Andrew Shooner
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I have not put any work (i.e. data) into my store, but I am with Crucial (using the $100/month semi-dedicated container) and I can say that the 1-click install is as easy as advertised, and Magento itself runs sufficiently fast.  I wouldn’t call it snappy, but has Magento ever been snappy? Of course I know the data volume plays a pretty key role, and mine is empty now, but so far so good!

 
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I’ve been trying to evaluate good hosting providers for a possible project also. Some research on Simple Helix doesn’t really paint a good picture of them. Do a search on Simple Helix on webhostingtalk.com and the results are not pretty.

Anybody got any other suggestions?

Thanks.

 
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leonard
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i wasnt guess or forward other ppls oppinion but only telling the truth i ‘ve been facing, and simplehelix is the best magento hosting i’ve ever tested until now.

theres a chance you may feel them bad but they are best to my oppinion and experience, and i havent met any problem for a few months.

 
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I’m still working on my first two Magento sites, and a lot of the delay has been because of BlueHost. One of them screwed up their backup system on the server I was on. They did some “maintenance” and erased 183 of 193 mysql tables. And their new backup software wasn’t working, so it didn’t get backed up! So, I whole heartedly recommend AVOIDING BLUE HOST. And, in my research, I found the HostMonster and FastDomain are the same company as BlueHost, so I’d avoid those too.

I’ve moved to Simple Helix for the time being. Hopefully they’re not awful.

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I been using a lot of companies, mt, crucial, and now simplehelix.

I been pretty satisfied with simplehelix so far. they have a great support team and certainly fast as advertised.

i’d say they are the top choice right now

 
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@none: I am very well satisfied with the speed, the high level of support and not least the price that SimpleHelix offers. And right now, I am told they move my site over to new faster servers for Magento. grin

 
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