Building an e-commerce website is a big investment. Not only do you have to concern yourself with the technical aspects of hosting, but also have to deal with the business side of it as well. Therefore, it is vital to the success of your site that you have a good e-commerce system in place. Magento is one of the most highly acclaimed and popular e-commerce applications on the market.
Magento is more robust than some of the smaller open source shopping carts and therefore requires a little more power out of a website. Some shared hosting customers may have trouble, especially if the website generates a lot of traffic. Because of this, you might want to consider using at least a virtual private server (VPS) to host your Magento installation.
The first thing you should look for when deciding which host to use for your Magento deployment is the system requirements for Magento. For example, it requires PHP 5.2. Therefore, hosts that still do not have PHP5 should not even be on your list. Other small requirements, such as having safe mode off and a memory limit of at least 256 MB are important and should play a factor in your decision.
Since you are mostly concerned with e-commerce and would rather not spend a great deal of time setting up a website and installing applications, you should look for a web host that can install Magento for you. WebHostingBuzz offers 1-click installers supplied by Softaculous that make it a breeze to get Magento up and running.
Starting an e-commerce site does not have to be a laborious experience. If you choose the right host and plan out your deployment just as you would with any major business decision, you can be successful.