There are many hosting providers that are compatible with Open eShop, but what differs compatible hosting providers from the others? Well, it’s about our software requirements, which are pretty much standard for an eCommerce solution but there could be some hosting companies that don’t use the latest technologies.

Software requirements to install Open eShop:

  • A computer with the Internet connection
  • An internet browser
  • A web hosting provider

More technical ones:

  • MySQL 5+
  • Apache 2+
  • PHP 5.3+ or higher
  • Short Tags
  • mod_rewrite
  • GD support
  • mcrypt
  • Gettext
  • Curl

Where can I Host My Online Store?

It happens sometimes that a user purchases a hosting plan at some company, then downloads Open eShop and tries to run it on his website. Following those steps the user can get surprised with unexpected errors. Most of the times that is due to an incompatible hosting with Open eShop. To prevent that from happening and with Chema’s help we prepared a list of 16 hosting providers that we tested and they’re working with Open eShop. We also included a list of tested hosting providers that are not working with our software.

Tested Hosting Working With Open eShop: ✓

These hosting providers have been all tested by us and we saw the software working fine with them:

  • Inmotion
  • A2hosting
  • siteground
  • godaddy * only linux based hosting and newly purchased packages
  • mediatemple
  • bluehost
  • greengeeks
  • gigapros
  • fatcow
  • arvixe
  • justhost
  • site5
  • hostgator
  • dreamhost
  • redcoruna
  • factoriadigital

Tested hosting Not working with Open eShop

These web hosting providers have been tested and all proved to not work with Open eShop at the date of posting this article (note that some may change in time)

  • iPage
  • fatcow
  • godaddy windows based hosting
  • 000webhost
  • Any other windows hosting is not recommended

My personal recommendation would be Inmotion Hosting if you’re in the US and A2 hosting if you’re in Europe, Middle-east and North Africa. They’re both good with 24/7 technical support. All companies have pros and cons but for me I feel comfortable when dealing with those two companies.

Ready for choosing a hosting provider? Have you ever worked before with any company listed above? Leave as your feedback in the comment section. Your opinion can help us and other people!

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