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Is it possible to run magento in share host?

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Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hey Its K & this is my first post here. 

 

I am planning to open a eCommerce store alongside with my physical store. And I am not sure yet how it will go, so I need to do little experiment before invest money here. 

 

Ques. 1. Is it possible to run Magento from share host. (Max. 500 Product & 250 expected visit per day.) I will use basic magento theme come with magento installation.

 

Ques. 2. After installation is it possible to maintain magento by a non tech person. (Have experience with mybb vBulletin, wp cms for long time but no professional coding knowledge.)

 

Ques. 3. Which version of magento is better. I tried magento2 on localhost and its remarkably slow. 

 

Thankyou. 

K
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Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hello @streetboy 

Let me answer your queries to the point.

1. Yes, it's possible you can use Magento on shared hosting, but for making sure hosting provides SSH access for your server. For Magento2 you will need that.

2. Yes, but may need to learn some stuff to manage the Magento store. I would advise to watch video tutorials and Blogs. 

3. Magento 2.3.3, its latest Magento 2 version, In local it will work slow. In shared hosting too you may find low performance but overall it is worth to go with Magento 2 as Magento 1 is no longer supported after june 2020 by Magento.

About performance, you can find Magento optimized server to host your website and hire someone for performance optimization.

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Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hi @streetboy 

 

1. You can definitely use the share hosting server for magento but i would personally not recommend it as it will slow down your website and in eCommerce website if you are slow you will lose your customers.

 

2. The basic work like creating products, add cms pages all these work will be handled by a non tech person.But if you need any changes on coding part that is not possible and also you need one Devops who will configure and maintain your server.

 

3. It  is always the best practice to use the latest magento version with latest php.

So currently magento 2.3.3 is running so you can go for it.

 

Let me know if you any questions.

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hello K,

 

Welcome to the Magento Forums!

 

1. Yes, it is definitely possible to run Magento from shared hosting. However, do make sure that the hosting provider is fully optimized for Magento or you may experience various issues like performance being slow and incompatibilities. 

 

2. This is possible but you will want to learn about all the quirks with Magento. You will also want to have a go to tech person in case you face any issue that you can't resolve. You will also want to make sure that your hosting provider is very familiar with Magento in case you face any issues that may need their assistance. 

 

3. It is always recommended to go with the latest stable version if you can even if you are looking at Magento 1.x. For Magento 2, the current latest stable version is 2.3.3. 

Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hello @streetboy 

Let me answer your queries to the point.

1. Yes, it's possible you can use Magento on shared hosting, but for making sure hosting provides SSH access for your server. For Magento2 you will need that.

2. Yes, but may need to learn some stuff to manage the Magento store. I would advise to watch video tutorials and Blogs. 

3. Magento 2.3.3, its latest Magento 2 version, In local it will work slow. In shared hosting too you may find low performance but overall it is worth to go with Magento 2 as Magento 1 is no longer supported after june 2020 by Magento.

About performance, you can find Magento optimized server to host your website and hire someone for performance optimization.

Was my answer helpful? You can accept it as a solution.
150+ professional extensions for M1 & M2 with free lifetime updates!

Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hi @streetboy 

 

1. You can definitely use the share hosting server for magento but i would personally not recommend it as it will slow down your website and in eCommerce website if you are slow you will lose your customers.

 

2. The basic work like creating products, add cms pages all these work will be handled by a non tech person.But if you need any changes on coding part that is not possible and also you need one Devops who will configure and maintain your server.

 

3. It  is always the best practice to use the latest magento version with latest php.

So currently magento 2.3.3 is running so you can go for it.

 

Let me know if you any questions.

 

Thanks!

 

Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

It 's fine to host magento on shared host. But you need to be carefully to choose an optimized magento hosting provider or it just take your time. Other than that you must turn on the back up to make sure your shop is safe with any attack

Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hey K, what's up?
Welcome to the Magento Community Smiley Happy

 

Let's get straight to your questions.

Answer1 Yes, you can host Magento websites on shared hosting, but VPS and dedicated hosting offer more performance and reliability to the store.

 

In my case, I would go for cloud hosting because if you look at the Magento devdoc [server requirements] they have explained what exactly Magento needs to get the unbeatable performance. I'm mentioning a few over here PHP 7.3, MariaDB, MySQL, latest cache technologies such as Redis, Varnish, etc.

 

So, with cloud hosting, you get all those elements that the Magento platform requires. But prices are slightly are high as compared to other shared hosting. At last, you get complete peace of mind with managed cloud hosting.

Answer2 It's better to learn some coding stuff so you can manage your store on your own. (watch some YouTube tutorials and blogs)

Answer3 Magento 2.3.3 is the latest version and it works perfectly fine.

 

I hope, I've answered your questions. If you need more information or still have any confusion? Do ping me, I would be more than happy to help you.





Re: Is it possible to run magento in share host?

Hi,

 

You can host the Magento App on shared hosting. Hosting an e-commerce solution on shared, VPS or Cloud is not challenging but the real story starts after making your website live from a new hosting provider. There are few questions you must ask before selecting the hosting type and provider:

Is the current plan enough to bare the traffic load of the website once lived?

After adding the domain name I will get the same performance with continuity? 
My hosting provider gives me a charge back if website uptime is less than 99.99%, check the Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Can I easily scale up and down the plan without any extra cost and commitment usage during the sale season? 

In any case, my data should be secure and fully recoverable.

Must check the 24*7 live chat and ticket support 

 

Above are the main points you should check before selecting the hosting provider and unfortunately, shared hosting is a very limited feature and fails to provide so many above points ultimately merchants face downtime resulting in a revenue loss. Magento eCommerce store also needs more server resources compared to WooCommerce, OpenCart or any other platform. So always select cloud hosting so you can scale up and down the server as per the requirements on hourly basis pricing. 


I always Managed Magento Hosting because it takes away all hosting complexities and I got extra time to focus on development rather than managing hosting and clients.