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Guide for choosing a web hosting for OpenCart

Best OpenCart Web Hosting - How to choose a web hosting server for OpenCart?

I have worked on over 500+ OpenCart websites and the most common and basic issue the OpenCart users face is because of the web hosting service provider they have chosen. Because of the improper hosting server, users often mess up with the website.

The most common issues are

  1. Non-friendly user control panel. If the control panel is not user-friendly, you will have to struggle a lot in managing your website files.
  2. Very limited server handling capacity.
  3. Less freedom to select the PHP version and its functions or non-availability of higher PHP versions or PHP functions.
  4. Inappropriate directory level permission setup

What are the factors to keep in mind when you get a web hosting server for OpenCart

  1. It must be a Linux based server. There should be no second thought. Avoid windows server.
  2. You should have unlimited MySQL databases and each database size must be greater than 1 GB.
  3. Unlimited Cronjobs
  4. Unlimited Bandwidth
  5. Daily Backups
  6. Powerful control panel Cpanel
  7. RAM greater than 1GB
  8. Storage of 30GB or more
  9. Cost
  10. Security

Based on the above-listed factors and comparing the pros and cons of the available best-hosting provider, I pick Hostinger web hosting. It satisfies the requirement for OpenCart very well and also it is very cost-effective. You also get your money back if you are not satisfied with the service.

Types of Hosting

  1. Shared Hosting
  2. Cloud Hosting
  3. VPS Hosting
  4. Dedicated Hosting

What to choose?

Very Small website (less than 3000 products)

If your website is small, then choose shared hosting. My Recommendation is the "Business Web Hosting" plan. It offers 200GB SSD Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Databases, Free Domain, Free SSL, Daily Backups, Powerful and user friendly control panel, unlimited cronjobs, 3GB database size, 1GB RAM

 Shared Hosting

Medium Sized Website (less than 100,000 products)

Go for the cloud hosting, my recommendation is the "Professional Cloud Hosting" Plan. It Offers 250GB SSD storage, 6GB RAM, 4CPU cores, each database size up to 6GB and unlimited database, Cloudflare integration, free domain, free SSL, Cache Manager, Powerful control panel. This plan is perfect for those who are looking for speed.

 Cloud Hosting

Large-sized website (More than 300,000 products)

Although the OpenCart website is often used for small and medium-sized businesses, choose VPS server if you want more power to handle resources. Choose plan VPS 6.

 VPS Hosting

If you have any questions regarding choosing web hosting, you can contact me directly.

Disclaimer: This information is based on my own experiences using different web hosting services over the last 10 years. HuntBee does not offer any web hosting service.  

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