Best Deal on WordPress E-Commerce Hosting Windows Central 2019

If you're using WordPress as your website's design and content management platform, and want to start selling things online, then look no further than WooCommerce. It's a free plugin for WordPress that lets you set up and manage a web store. Even if you're not running a WordPress site, WooCommerce is worth considering on its own to build a web store. Some of the major U.S. hosting companies offer hosting plans already set up for WooCommerce. InMotion Hosting's plans include everything you need, and more, to get you started selling through this WordPress e-commerce platform.

Best Deal Overall: InMotion

InMotion sells four hosting plans configured for WooCommerce stores. They all include domain registration, SSL certificate, and you can create an unlimited number of email accounts on them. These plans don't have formal bandwidth limits, but each has a recommended number of monthly visits to your site that it's designed to support.

The WP-1000S plan includes 40GB of web space on a solid-state drive (SSD), can host up to two MySQL databases and one website, and supports up to 20,000 monthly visits. WP-2000S comes with 80GB on SSD, and can host eight databases and two websites for 50,000 monthly visits. WP-3000S includes 120GB of space on SSD, and can host 13 databases and three websites for 125,000 monthly visits. WP-4000S comes with 160GB on SSD, and can host 15 databases and six websites for 300,000 monthly visits. Depending on your website, these visitor limits can be a hassle.

Price Specifics: The WP-1000S plan is $7 per month. WP-2000S is $10 per month. WP-3000S is $13 per month. WP-4000S is $20 per month. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 90 days.

Pros:

  • SSD storage
  • Domain registration
  • Host up to six domains (on WP-4000S plan)
  • SSL certificate
  • Unlimited email
  • MySQL databases

Cons:

  • Storage limits depending on plan
  • Visitor number limits

Best Deal Overall

InMotion

Feature-filled WooCommerce hosting

These plans have several features to get your web store started from scratch, such as a database, domain, email, and an SSL certificate.

Best with Unlimited Bandwidth & Storage: Bluehost

Bluehost sells three WooCommerce hosting plans: Starter, Plus and Pro. Starter includes 100GB of storage on SSD and allows for only one web store to be hosted on it. Plus and Pro have no limits imposed on storage nor on the number of stores that can be hosted on them. You get a tool to back up your store under these two plans.

All three plans have unmetered bandwidth. They also come with a dedicated IP address, one domain registration, SSL certificate, and a free month of Microsoft Office 365 Email Essentials.

Price Specifics: The Starter plan is $7 per month. Plus is $9 per month. Pro is $13 per month. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited web storage on SSD
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Domain registration
  • Host unlimited number of domains (on Plus and Pro)
  • SSL certificate
  • Dedicated IP address

Cons:

  • Email free for only one month
  • No databases

Best with Unlimited Bandwidth & Storage

Bluehost

Lots of data

Bluehost stands out with their WooCommerce hosting by permitting unlimited bandwidth and storage for your web store.

Best with Multiple Domains: 1&1 IONOS

1&1 IONOS sells three WooCommerce hosting plans. The Essentials plan includes 25GB of web space on SSD, and supports for up to 10 email accounts and up to two MySQL databases that are assigned 1GB of space each. The Business plan includes 100GB of space on SSD, and supports up to 100 email accounts and up to 10 MySQL databases with 1GB each. The Pro plan includes 200 B of space on SSD, and supports up to 500 email accounts and up to 50 MySQL databases with 1GB each.

Each plan also comes with a certain number of domains you can register for free and host on it. Essentials lets you register and host just one domain. However, the Business plan lets you register and host up to two domains, and Pro lets up to five domains. All of these plans come with an SSL certificate.

Price Specifics: The Essential plan is $9 per month. Business is $11 per month. Pro is $15 monthly. 1&1 IONOS doesn't state a money-back guarantee other than that you can cancel anytime.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • SSD storage
  • Register and host up to five domains (on Pro plan)
  • SSL certificate
  • Email
  • MySQL databases

Cons:

  • Storage limits depending on plan

Best with Multiple Domains

1&1 IONOS

More domains for more stores

Pricing for the WooCommerce Business and Pro plans include registration and hosting for up to five domains.

Best Value: SiteGround

SiteGround's three plans for WooCommerce store hosting are called StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek. They all include daily backup of your site, email, SSL certificate and unlimited MySQL databases. Like InMotion, each SiteGround plan is designed to support a recommended number of visits to your site per month.

The StartUp plan includes 10 GB of web space on SSD, hosts only one website, and supports approximately 10,000 monthly visits. The GrowBig plan has 20GB of space on SSD, no restrictions on the number of websites that it can host, and supports 25,000 monthly visits. The GoGeek plan has 30GB of space on SSD, no restriction on the number of websites that it can host, and supports 100,000 monthly visits. Note that these visitor limits are smaller than with our best overall pick.

Price Specifics: The StartUp plan is $4 per month. GrowBig is $6 per month. GoGeek is $12 per month. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • SSD storage
  • Host unlimited number of domains (on GrowBig and GoGeek)
  • SSL certificate
  • Email
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Website backup

Cons:

  • Small amounts of web storage
  • Visitor number limits

Best Value

SiteGround

Lowest-priced WooCommerce hosting

If you're considering starting a WordPress store but not wanting to spend a lot, SiteGround offers a great deal.

Bottom line

Whether your site already is running WordPress or you're looking to start an online store, WooCommerce is a powerful and free e-commerce platform that you should consider. This WordPress plugin lets you set up and manage a web store to sell physical or virtual items. You can choose from templates and customize them to design an online shop to sell physical or virtual items. WooCommerce includes tools that help you accept various forms of payment, calculate tax, and track inventory and sales.

Among the major U.S. hosting companies that sell hosting plans that are configured with WooCommerce, InMotion's four plans include domain registration and SSL so that you can create a new domain name for your web store and offer secure selling through it. These plans also can host databases for your store and carry no limit on the number of email accounts through your domain. Each plan is designated a recommended maximum number of visits per month. But even a limit of 20,000 visits under InMotion's lowest-priced plan can be more than plenty if you're starting out with a new web store using WooCommerce.

Credits — Who worked on this guide

Howard Wen is the Web Hosting Researcher for Windows Central. Throughout his career, he's written about technology for several publications that include Computerworld, MAKE, Popular Science, Salon, and Wired.

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