Superb Internet is beefing up their GridIron web hosting packages with the addition of the popular Magento e-commerce platform to their one-click application library. For those that are not in the loop, the one-click app library makes adding popular applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento easy to install on a share hosting plan. Traditionally, we are pretty limited on what we are able to install on a shared hosting environment since we are not provided root-access. As the name suggests, within a shared hosting environment, you are sharing resources with other customers and the hosting company, Superb Internet in this case, configures the server to account for the popular web environments. The one-click application library is very nice because we know the list of applications is fully supported.

Magento is the latest buzz of ecommerce platforms because of the flexibility to fully customize the front-end web store and order form. The older popular platforms such as OS Commerce and Miva are nice to use because of the easier learning curve, but the platforms really limits our ability to customize the appearance of our online store.  Magento solves that by putting us in the driver’s seat of how our store should appear. However, Magento is not without faults as it is well known fact that Magento is a resource hog compared to the traditional ecommerce platforms.

This is where Superb Internet’s services shine. It is well known that all Magento environments should be optimized so that the server resources are used efficiently. Superb Hosting takes away that headache and takes care of the server optimization for us so our online store runs fast. The best part is, Superb’s shared web hosting plans start just $8.99 per month ($5.99 per month if you pay a year up front). This is a cost effective way to try out the platform to see if you like it. I have yet to see any reputable hosting provider offering Magento hosting at this price. In addition, Superb Internet offers Magento on their dedicated servers and managed hosting plans so we have an upgrade path in the future when our business grows. Having tried out Magento, this new platform is definitely the way to go. Check out Superb Internet’s hosting services.