Magento Hosting – Web App Overview

Magento is a leading innovative e-Commerce platform with robust, flexible merchant tools; and integration capability with Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten

The platform comes in two variants: Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition) and Magento Commerce for enterprise-level businesses with standby web developers.

It has object-oriented programming and model–view–controller architecture with front-end code using the JavaScript.

The Magento marketplace boasts a strong portfolio of extensions, themes, modules, and technology & solution partners.

Who uses Magento?

Due to Magento’s vanguard retail management system, merchants running their online stores on this software are diverse and (mostly) top-level retailers, brands, and branded manufacturers.


  • Flexible and Open Source Software
  • An Army of Innovators
  • The Most Customizable eCommerce Platform
  • Expert Implementation Partners
  • Boost Online Selling, Shrink Costs
  • Industry-Leading Cloud Solutions
  • Largest commerce marketplace for extensions
  • Supported by a vast global network of solution & technology partners and by a highly active global community of more than 150,000 developers
  • Backed by Permira, a global investment firm

Explore more advantages of running Magento here.

Magento up-close

Magento is currently running v2.2.

You can schedule a free product demo by signing this form.

Websites using Magento

There are 237,900+ live websites that are using Magento, and 5,900+ have Australian website domains. (source:

Here are some Magento-built online stores in the Asia Pacific:

Hosting Requirements

  • Linux (Linux x86-64) distributions such as RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and so on
  • Upgrading the Magento applications and extensions can require up to 2GB of RAM. If a system is less than 2GB of RAM, create a swap file
  • Composer is required for developers who wish to contribute to the Magento 2 codebase or anyone who wishes to develop Magento extensions
  • Apache 2.2 or 2.4
    • In addition, the apache mod_rewrite module must be enabled. mod_rewrite enables the server to perform URL rewriting. For more information, see Apache documentation.
  • nginx 1.8 (or latest mainline version)
  • MySQL 5.6
    • Magento application version 2.1.2 and later are compatible with MySQL 5.7.
    • MariaDB and Percona are compatible with Magento
  • PHP
  •  PHP required extensions:
  • PHP configuration settings, such as  memory_limit, is recommended to avoid common problems when using Magento. For more information, see Required PHP settings.
  • Verify if PHP OPcache is enabled for performance reasons
  • A valid security certificate is required for HTTPS.
  • Self-signed SSL certificates are not supported.
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) requirement: PayPal and  both require TLS 1.1 or later
  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) or an SMTP server
  • RabbitMQ will be used to publish messages to queue and to define the consumers that receive the messages asynchronously.

For more in-depth details, visit this page.

Getting started with Magento

Are you eyeing this e-Commerce engine? Install Magento on Hosting Cloud via the One Click Application Installer.

You can also download the app at Magento’s official website. Use the installation tutorial as your guide.


Publisher: Magento
Category: e-Commerce / CMS
Initial release: 2008
Language: PHP
Dev/s: Magento Inc.
License: OSL v3, AFL v3
Price: Free

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