Choose the eCommerce Platform Best for You
Running an eCommerce business can be both rewarding and challenging. Handling tasks like inventory management, order fulfillment, and expanding your online presence is a demanding job. The last thing you need is the added stress of worrying about your web hosting. So choose a hosting provider built to help you succeed on purpose-built hosting solutions. With support for all the most popular open-source eCommerce software, you can easily launch or migrate your preferred eCommerce applications in minutes on the best web hosting for eCommerce.
WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce plugin for WordPress websites – the world’s most popular CMS. The platform is the quick and easy way to set up an online shop for a WordPress eCommerce website. Combine that with reliable InMotion Hosting WooCommerce hosting plans for a store that is designed and optimized for growth – no coding required!
Magento is an open-source eCommerce platform that provides a flexible and customizable framework for building robust and scalable eCommerce websites. Our Magento hosting plans come equipped with the RAM and CPU resources needed to reliably support growing Magento websites.
PrestaShop is an open-source eCommerce platform that features a user-friendly admin dashboard with a flexible shopping cart and all the eCommerce features a small business website needs. With tons of community support and extensive collection of tutorials, it’s easy to start selling with PrestaShop.
OpenCart is a beginner-friendly eCommerce platform that is also open source. Using a module-system similar to other drag-and-drop website builders, the OpenCart platform makes it easy for first-time users to create their own fully functional webstore with no coding knowledge.
Drupal is one of the most popularly used content management systems in the world. Drupal Commerce builds on that trusted architecture by adding a native eCommerce framework for site builders to use. This is a full featured eCommerce solution with tons of flexibility best suited for experienced site owners.
Whether you’re using a popular eCommerce platform or building your own PHP-based website, InMotion Hosting is an ideal eCommerce website host for PHP frameworks like Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter and more, with Git integration included on robust and scalable hosting available across all of our eCommerce hosting platforms.
Launch Your Online Store with the Best eCommerce Hosting
eCommerce Hosting Plans from InMotion Hosting are the perfect eCommerce hosting solution.
Sell More with Fast Web Hosting
Get dedicated resources and NVMe SSD storage for up to 20x faster pages and superior server performance.
Secure Customer Data & Online Transactions
Get worry-free hosting with included SSL for securing transactions, custom firewall to protect your data from malware, and automatic backups available.
Launch Your Online Business in Minutes
Install your preferred eCommerce platform and launch in minutes with our easy 1-click installer, or migrate your existing eCommerce site with 24/7 access to Live Support.
Easily Manage Your Storefront
Customize and manage every detail of your online business including your shopping carts, preferred payment gateway, inventory and more – no coding required.
Thousands of Happy Customers Choose our eCommerce Hosting Solutions
See why thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners like you consider us the best host for eCommerce hosting services.
High Performance eCommerce Hosting
Most ecommerce websites are highly dynamic. This means that the typical caching approaches to speeding up sites used by most eCommerce web hosts are not possible. So we’ve looked specifically at how to make eCommerce shops perform fast for each visitor and to scale smoothly as traffic grows.
Key Dynamic Building Blocks for eCommerce
The high end of our Shared Hosting and our VPS and Dedicated Servers have been configured specifically to support highly dynamic eCommerce shops. The following services and configurations are generally required for all shops:
High Performing Databases
Dynamic sites are much more likely to write and read from your databases. A high performing database requires the following three things.
- NVMe SSD as your Physical Storage: NVMe has up to 10X higher I/O than older SATA SSDs. Having NVMe as your most fundamental storage building block can dramatically increase performance and resilience of your online shop.
- RAM for Database Buffers and Cache: Modern databases like MySQL/MariaDB, Redis, and Postgres can leverage the fastest storage of all, RAM, for many things. Having sufficient RAM allocated to your database is critical for your ecommerce site performance.
- Tuned for Specific Uses: Different applications have different profiles. For example, Magento uses its databases differently than WooCommerce does. Having initial configurations built by experts plus the ability to tune from there helps you get the highest performance eCommerce experience.
Tuned PHP-FPM and OPcache
Dynamic sites need PHP-FPM and OPcache. The more PHP-FPM processes (called workers) the more the site can handle. OPcache keeps your PHP code already compiled in the OPcache pool.
- High Number of PHP-FPM Workers: A high number of workers and dedicated OPcache pools are required as a base but all consume RAM. Ecommerce stores typically run from larger servers than non-dynamic sites.
- Flexible Configurations: For larger sites on VPS and above, we support setting your PHP-FPM workers and OPcache pool specifically. This can optimize your RAM consumption against performance and may keep you from having to upgrade to a larger VPS while getting similar performance.
Options to Scale for eCommerce Growth
Having options as your store grows is critical to smooth operations. Our Shared Pro, Managed VPS, and Dedicated servers all use cPanel. Transferring up is quite straight forward and does not require extensive learning. Upgrading a VPS to another VPS size just takes a minute. We also offer our Platform i for WooCommerce specifically.
Secure Hosting for eCommerce
Most eCommerce websites are handling sensitive data. Even if you are transacting sales through a 3rd party, it is important to lock down your eCommerce site to prevent unauthorized access. The following practices can dramatically improve security for ecommerce shops.
Server and Application Security
On shared hosting we have implemented all or most of these as defaults. With more flexibility, your VPS and Dedicated Servers can have modifications based on your particular needs. We recommend the following:
Server Level Protections
In addition to free SSL for connection encryption, we also include:
- mod_security: Mod_security acts above PHP and your Application. It is part of the Apache webserver and looks at each incoming request to your server. If the request matches the mod_security rule set, the request is instantly blocked and never comes into the server or reaches your PHP.
- SSH Access Rules: SSH is enabled for Shared and VPS+ accounts. On Shared, you must use a certificate and connect to a non-standard port. This prevents malicious dictionary attacks against your SSH username. On VPS and above, you can use passwords if you prefer, but you must specifically open your firewall on the VPS for your incoming IP address.
- VPS or Dedicated Options: Large sites are most often running on autonomous systems. If you have certifications like PCI Compliance that are required then you must run on standalone systems including VPS and Dedicated. Those are building blocks of your overall PCI compliance.
PHP Process Attack Mitigation
Within our shared hosting, and optionally on VPS and above, we have introduced a security solution from Monarx. This system means within each PHP process there is a module that detects attack signatures as they are attempted to run. In addition, Monarx has file system scanning tools to identify scripts or datasets that indicate a problem has occurred outside of a PHP process.
It is easy to use our built in backup tools but we also enable you to easily use your own backup tools and processes. A solid backup plan both helps protect you from attack but also protects your eCommerce store from accidents.
eCommerce Hosting Features
Our website hosting for eCommerce includes everything you need to launch, manage, and grow successful eCommerce websites.
- Free SSL Certificates
- Fast NVMe SSD Storage
- Up to Unlimited Bandwidth
- PHP Version Control
- DDoS and Firewall Protection
- 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee
- WP-CLI and SSH Access
- Free Website Migration
- 24/7 Live Support
- PCI Compliance
- Git Integration
- Unlimited Websites
- Automatic Backups Available
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 1-Click Application Installer
- Free Domain Name
- Dedicated IP Addresses
- Professional Email Address
Everything Your eCommerce Business Needs
We provide the best e-commerce web hosting services so that you have an excellent hosting experience.
Faster Page Load Speed
Get dedicated resources, fast NVMe SSD disk space and choice of data centers for up to 20x faster pages and superior server performance.
Secure Hosting with SSL
Protect your visitor data and transactions with free SSL certificates included, DDoS and Firewall protection, and automatic backups available.
Customize Your Storefront
Use one of our top e-commerce apps to easily customize your shopping cart and checkout, add inventory and product images, payment gateways and more.
Get a fast and easy start on your preferred eCommerce platform with 1-click install and automatic updates. Use any open-source application or custom PHP-based solution for your online stores.
Reliable 99.9% Uptime
Rest-easy knowing your online store is always open and ready for business with redundant Tier-1 network connections and 24/7 live server monitoring.
24/7 Live Support
Our team of technical and customer service experts are always here for you via live chat and ticket submissions. If you prefer speaking to us, phone support is available weekdays from 9am to 9pm ET.
Managed Hosting for eCommerce Websites
Let our experts handle your site and data migrations and optimize your server settings to ensure the best performance and security possible for your websites.
eCommerce Solutions for Online Businesses of Any Size
Not sure where to start? Whether you’re looking to sell your first product or need a complex solution for enterprise level eCommerce, we have the perfect eCommerce website hosting solution to fit your needs. Chat with an e-commerce hosting expert now to answer any of your questions and find the best fit for you.
eCommerce Hosting Articles and Guides
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eCommerce Hosting FAQs
What is eCommerce Hosting?
eCommerce Hosting refers to any web hosting service tailored to those looking to launch and run an eCommerce store. eCommerce hosts typically include website hosting service along with one or more eCommerce platforms with eCommerce capabilities for building your web store.
With that in mind, web hosting with eCommerce is designed to support the eCommerce functionalities a business needs. An ideal eCommerce host should provide or support features like: shopping cart software, payment gateway for processing payments, order tracking, PCI compliant server, support for a content delivery network (CDN), marketing tools, and/or SEO tools to help your products appear more in Google searches and other search engines.
How to host your own eCommerce website?
InMotion Hosting makes it easy to host your own ecommerce stores. The first step to getting a hosted eCommerce site is to secure your own Domain Name for your online store. Most of our web hosting plans include a free domain name when you purchase hosting. Once you purchase a hosting plan and choose your domain name, you get immediate access to your Account Management Panel and cPanel.
cPanel includes all the tools you need to launch, host, and manage your own eCommerce stores. You’ll be able to install your preferred eCommerce platform with a single click and get right to work customizing your storefront for your business, listing your products, securing your store with free SSL certificates and more.
What type of hosting do I need for eCommerce?
With so many web hosting options available, you may be asking yourself is shared hosting good for eCommerce? Or perhaps VPS? This depends mostly on the size of your eCommerce site.
For example, VPS Hosting is ideal for small to medium sized eCommerce websites which don’t need a ton of resources upfront, but do need room to grow and scale and keep your business up and running during potential traffic spikes. VPS Hosting tends to be an ideal solution for most eCommerce site hosting since it gives you flexible dedicated resources and secure hosting while remaining relatively budget-friendly.
Dedicated Servers are better suited for large or complex eCommerce websites with specific server or hardware requirements.
And Shared Hosting can be a suitable solution for hosting with eCommerce capabilities for starting a small and simple web store with minimal products.
How much does it cost to host an eCommerce website?
This depends on the web hosting platform and plan you choose. Different types of hosting offer different features, support a differing number of websites, and come with different resources for meeting different needs.
Your best option at InMotion Hosting is likely our VPS Hosting plans which start at $14.99/mo and include free SSL certificates, free domain, eCommerce tools, and all the server resources new and small business sites require, with room to grow.
Is my store secure on InMotion Hosting eCommerce hosting solutions?
Yes. InMotion Hosting is an ideal web host for eCommerce with plans designed specifically with eCommerce security in mind and protects your websites from all threats.
Our eCommerce hosting plans come with free SSL certificates so that each of your websites can have its own secure SSL certificate. All your visitors’ data, credit card and other transactions would be protected by 256-bit encryption. Your store is also protected from DDoS attacks by our custom DDoS prevention, our custom APF firewall, hack and malware protection, and available automatic backups.
How to migrate my eCommerce store to InMotion Hosting?
If you already have a website with another eCommerce web host, you can easily migrate your eCommerce store to InMotion Hosting servers with minimal effort and zero downtime.
When you purchase one of our VPS hosting plans you get access to Launch Assist. This is an advanced support service that gives you priority access to our system administrators to handle your server needs directly – including website migrations.
Simply choose the InMotion Hosting plan you prefer and use the “Website Transfer Request” link in your account panel to send us a few details from your current host. That’s it! Our team will handle your migration request as quickly as possible and notify you when complete.
For more information about migrating your web hosting to InMotion Hosting, check out our dedicated website migration page.