Magento hosting just became a whole lot easier for the non tech-savvy users.
Until now, store owners using the Magento e-commerce platform have had to provide their own hosting solution, whether it involved buying their own physical servers or using a web-hosting company.
One of the world’s leading e-commerce platforms, Magento has always attracted store owners from all backgrounds, however it has never been considered easy ownership for the non tech-savvy; in the past set-up and maintenance have proved to be challenging without external help.
To solve this problem, Magento recently announced the release of Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition, its own hosting platform that reduces the challenges faced with set-up and maintenance, as well as providing the benefits of hosting in the Cloud.
The ‘Platform as a Service’ will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and will allow storefronts to be scalable with store owners no longer needing to purchase additional hardware due to memory capacity or failure.
Peter Sheldon, Head of Strategy at Magento said that Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition starts to become attractive for merchants doing more than $1 million in gross merchandise volume annually – the typical sweet spot is between $50 – $400 million.
Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition comes as a follow on to Magento Go, a cloud hosting service for small businesses provided by Magento for as little as $15/month before the split from eBay in 2014.