Say NO with free magento hosting, that ‘s what I would like to share to you in this article base on my team experience and base on internet (other people experience). First of all, you can look at some discussions, they may useful for you to get some idea.
These are topics about free magento hosting Free magento hosting – Does it work? on Magento Expert Forum or another topic about Cheap magento hosting needed on Magento Official Forum. If you take a quick look about these topics, you will see all of people recommend you forget the idea about free magento hosting. It will not work at all.
These are the reasons:
1. Magento Server Resource for free magento hosting
Magento require a lot of server resources (you can look at Magento system requirements), that ‘s why it ‘s too expensive to handle the service for free. So that we are sure that if the service work in the beginning, it will not work longer. And in this case it will take your time and money to move to another hosting. Other than that, the time for development in free magento hosting will take more since it ‘s slow, and you know, the magento development is not cheap at all.
Just from this reason, it ‘s enough to decide what to do with free magento hosting service.
2. Who will support well for free service?
Are you willing spend your time for anyone for free? Of course, NO. Neither am I :). And I am pretty sure all of others will say NO, so that don’t waste your time on a free magento hosting service what will not work anyway.
3. Time and Money
You spend time to configure your magento site on a free hosting service to save money, but you don’t know that you not only waste your time but also waste your money.
- With a high quality magento hosting, it only take you 5 minutes to set up a magento but it will take more in free magento hosting
- No developer want to work in free magento hosting since it ‘s slow and usually happen funny bugs what take a lot of time to control. So you lost money here too.
- Your customers usually wait to load page and they willing ignore your service just because your site is slow
- You pay for fast development, high quality hosting and website, high quality development service, keep deadline or slow options?
If you look around the Magento Official Forum, it ‘s easy for you to see some discussion about magento hosting like this http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/366446/. If you wonder why they choose the same provider then it is not strange since they must be a good magento service provider. But the good one today not mean they will be good tomorrow, so make your own choice. And good luck!