Scalable OpenCart Hosting for Growing Online Stores

  • Free and Effortless OpenCart Migration
  • 24/7 Ecommerce Support You Can Rely On
  • Anytime Money-back Guarantee

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400+ Scripts 1-click Installer
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Powerful Caching with OpenLiteSpeed
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Easy & Instant Access to Support
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Get Started Quickly and Easily

Free, Effortless & Guaranteed Migration
Hassle-Free OpenCart Store Migration
Our experts will migrate all your OpenCart sites to ScalaHosting upon your request and at no added cost. There is no downtime during the migration and a 99.9% uptime guarantee once you become a client.
24/7 Worry-Free Fully Managed Support
24/7 Worry-Free Technical Support
Enjoy the perks of having professional 24/7 assistance from your OpenCart hosting provider. The ScalaHosting support team will be glad to help with any questions or issues with your OpenCart site. You can contact us via live chat (instant reply) or support ticket (15 min initial response time).
Free Domain & SSL Certificates
Free Domain & SSL Certificates
Easily establish your ecommerce brand with the free domain feature that comes with every OpenCart hosting account. You can then guarantee your users’ data security with a free SSL certificate from our partners of Let’s Encrypt. Just two of the many extras for our OpenCart clients.
Easy Website Management
Easily Manage OpenCart with 1 Click
SPanel is the all-in-one platform for easy OpenCart hosting management and maintenance on a VPS. Comes for free with every managed hosting plan (cPanel available as an alternative).

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Increase Sales & SEO Ranking with a Faster Website

OpenCart runs best on LiteSpeed Enterprise
OpenCart runs best on OpenLiteSpeed
The LiteSpeed web server performs 3X better than Nginx and 4X better than Apache when serving a cached OpenCart website.
High Performance with LiteMage Dynamic Caching
High Performance with LiteSpeed Caching
Combine powerful hardware, NVMe SSD storage, self-healing cloud services, load balancing & managed clusters options, a free CDN, and no software restrictions to get the most sophisticated ecommerce hosting solution for OpenCart.

Reduce Security Risks

Real-time Malware Protection
Your online store is protected from all kinds of online threats and malware in real time with SShield. Developed by the ScalaHosting Team, it effectively blocks over 99.98% of web attacks and malware.
On-Demand Security Scans
SShield monitors your OpenCart shop in real time and notifies you via email in case of a threat. You may also initiate security scans manually and whenever you want with a single click.
24/7 Proactive Monitoring
We may optionally monitor your OpenCart VPS to ensure it runs optimally at all times. We monitor all services, including the files, database, email, DNS servers, load average, and outgoing email flow. We proactively take action to avoid potential problems.
Disaster Recovery Backups
We generate daily backups of all your data and store them in a different data center to ensure we always have a disaster recovery solution even if the worst happens.

Let Your Emails Always Reach the Inbox

Blacklists Monitoring & Protection
We keep your IP clean and with a good reputation. Your IP address is monitored very closely, and if it happens to get blacklisted - we’re immediately notified to unblock it.
Inbound/Outbound anti-SPAM Tools
Filter & block inbound email messages and restrict outbound spam with the built-in sophisticated anti-spam protection tools.
Dedicated IP Address
A dedicated IP removes any possibility for your address to enter a blacklist and stop delivering emails to your recipients.

Grow Your Online Store with a Scalable Cloud VPS

Self-healing Cloud Services
Never lose visitors in your online shop with our self-healing infrastructure built-in natively to provide the highest availability and uptime.
Upgrade/Downgrade Anytime
Never lose website visitors when you run a promotion or simply expect a traffic spike. Upgrade your server with enough CPU power, serve all visitors without losing any, and optionally remove the resources when you no longer need them. You only pay for what you’ve used!
Guaranteed CPU & RAM
The CPU, RAM, and disk space of your server are not shared with anyone else. Everything is reserved for your OpenCart site, which means you can take full advantage of the allocated resources.
Never Run Out of Resources
More CPU power, RAM, and disk space are just a click away. Upgrade your OpenCart hosting plan with a single click whenever you need more resources.
Managed Cluster Options
You don’t want to lose sales when your server fails? A managed cluster consists of a minimum of 5 servers, and your OpenCart store continues to operate normally even in case of a datacenter failure.
Powerful hardware
Your OpenCart site visitors will be served by powerful Intel CPUs, enterprise SSD disks, and redundant servers in a fully managed cloud cluster optimized for faster speeds even in high traffic loads.
Free SSL Certificates
Encrypting your client’s connection data is crucial for any website but nowhere more important than in ecommerce. Protect your OpenCart site with a free SSL certificate to inspire trust in your visitors.
Free CDN
All OpenCart hosting plans come integrated with Cloudflare, one of the leaders in CDN solutions. The CDN can help you improve your traffic management and reduce load times, serving each client from a location close to them.

Multi-DataCenter OpenCart Hosting Options

Powerful Tools for Agencies & Webmasters

Staging, SSH, GIT & WP-CLI
Enjoy powerful tools that greatly ease your Magento hosting and website management.
Subusers & Collaborators
Assign roles, manage collaborators, and make your Magento site management much more efficient.
Branding & White-label
Amaze your customers by branding the control panel with your company name and logo.
Private Nameservers (DNS)
Get ns1 and private nameservers and establish your brand.

What is OpenCart?

OpenCart is an open-source ecommerce solution that is built on PHP and MySQL. The software was first released in 2010 and quickly became a factor in the ecommerce niche. Today, OpenCart is responsible for the operations of over 216,000 online shops, holding a firm 2.16% of the shopping cart software market.

OpenCart utilizes add-ons for integrating extra functionalities and designs. The official marketplace contains over 13,000 plugins and themes for tailoring your online shop.

What is OpenCart
Why OpenCart

Why OpenCart?

OpenCart comes with a wide variety of features out of the box. The flexibility and ease of use of the app allow clients to build shops of different sizes and purposes. Some of the OpenCart essentials include:

  • Highly scalable platform
  • Multi-store management
  • Multilingual shops
  • Wide choice of payment gateways
  • Discounts and coupons

OpenCart with ScalaHosting

OpenLiteSpeed Servers
High-Performance Shops
NVMe SSD Storage
Managed Clusters

OpenLiteSpeed performs 5X better than Nginx and 13X better than Apache when serving a cached OpenCart site.

Combine powerful hardware, NVMe SSD storage, self-healing cloud services, load balancing, managed clusters options, a free CDN, and free SSL certificates to get the most sophisticated ecommerce hosting solution for OpenCart.

Enjoy the fastest NVMe SSD storage, delivering up to 10x faster website speeds than regular SATA SSDs. Go from 200MB/s to 2,000MB/s in one simple switch.

Growing your OpenCart online store is worry-free with ScalaHosting. We can always find the right OpenCart hosting solution no matter how popular your website becomes. For very big ecommerce enterprises, we can build a managed cluster with load balancers and multiple interconnected servers to deliver unmatched performance and uptime.

OpenLiteSpeed Servers

OpenLiteSpeed performs 5X better than Nginx and 13X better than Apache when serving a cached WordPress site.

High-Performance Shops

Combine powerful hardware, NVMe SSD storage, self-healing cloud services, load balancing, managed clusters options, a free CDN, and free SSL certificates to get the most sophisticated ecommerce hosting solution for OpenCart.

NVMe SSD Storage

Enjoy the fastest NVMe SSD storage, delivering up to 10x faster website speeds than regular SATA SSDs. Go from 200MB/s to 2,000MB/s in one simple switch.

Managed Clusters

Growing your OpenCart online store is worry-free with ScalaHosting. We can always find the right OpenCart hosting solution no matter how popular your website becomes. For very big ecommerce enterprises, we can build a managed cluster with load balancers and multiple interconnected servers to deliver unmatched performance and uptime.

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Scala Hosting LLC, Web Hosting, Dallas, TX

Frequently Asked OpenCart Hosting Questions

  • How do I build an online store with OpenCart?

    Building an online store with OpenCart includes several steps.

    First, you need to purchase a domain name and a scalable cloud hosting solution. This is the foundation for your OpenCart online store to grow.

    The next step is to install and set up your OpenCart app.

  • What is OpenCart hosting?

    OpenCart hosting is a type of web solution that is specifically tailored for ecommerce websites built with the app. This includes optimizations for consistently fast performance, high security, and resource scalability. All those are a must if you are on a mission to grow your online store to its fullest potential.

    Features such as a developer-friendly environment with WP-CLI, GIT & SSH access are great advantages that are all included with ScalaHosting.

  • What are the system requirements for OpenCart?

    OpenCart doesn’t need anything specific to run on a hosting server except support for PHP and MySQL. This makes Linux-based servers inherently more suitable for the job. There are a few PHP libraries that need to be available as well - Curl, ZIP, Zlib, GD library, and mdstring.

  • Are there any limitations on the number of products or categories in Opencart?

    OpenCart does not limit you in way - you can add as many products or categories as you wish. That being said, keep in mind that the bigger your online store - the more resources it would need to operate effectively. Always make sure you have enough system resources available on your hosting account.

  • Is Opencart hosting suitable for large ecommerce websites?

    OpenCart is a highly scalable shopping cart. The platform gives plenty of opportunities for growth, so it can be utilized by startups and large-scale businesses alike. Furthermore, ScalaHosting offers custom multi cluster plans for big ecommerce clients where constant uptime and security are a must.

  • Do I need a specific type of hosting for OpenCart?

    The most essential thing when picking an OpenCart hosting provider is the type of plan you’ll start with - shared, VPS, or dedicated. Shared hosting is sufficient enough for startups and very small shops, while dedicated servers are best suited for large enterprises. VPS hosting is the perfect middle ground, and most OpenCart stores utilize this type of service.

  • What are the benefits of OpenCart VPS hosting?

    There are numerous important benefits of OpenCart VPS hosting services - consistently high performance, better security, more reliability, and limitless scalability. All of those are not available in shared hosting due to its legacy design.

    Learn more in the video below, which shows the difference between VPS hosting and shared hosting.

  • What is the difference between shared hosting and OpenCart VPS hosting?

    Online stores have many web hosting requirements to grow and thrive. Their needs often exceed those of a standard website, especially in terms of performance and security.

    While traditional shared hosting is suitable for some OpenCart sites, the service cannot deliver consistent results. Your performance and security are highly dependent on your server neighbors, both in terms of loading speeds and possible hacker breaches.

    Learn more in the video below, which best illustrates the situation.

  • Do you offer AWS OpenCart hosting?

    You may select one of the AWS data centers to power your OpenCart cloud virtual server. ScalaHosting partners with AWS and allows customers to choose between multiple data centers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

  • Can I upgrade my OpenCart VPS?

    Your OpenCart VPS hosting is cloud-native and features true scalability. You can add more CPU cores, RAM, or disk space with a single click. The extra resources are instantly available.

  • Can I transfer my OpenCart online store to ScalaHosting?

    It is fully possible to migrate an existing OpenCart store to the ScalaHosting service. Once you choose a web hosting plan with us, you can request a free transfer from our experienced support team. The OpenCart migration will be as quick as possible and involves no service downtimes. Our support only needs the login credentials for your old server, and the rest is done by them.

    The first step is to sign up for the OpenCart cloud hosting service that best suits your needs and then open a ticket with technical support to request the migration. We only need the login details to your old server and the date and time when you would like us to start with the migration.

  • Will my OpenCart online store be down during the migration?

    There is no downtime during the migration. Your visitors will not notice anything. Your website will continue to function normally during and after the transfer is completed.

  • How long will it take to migrate my OpenCart website to ScalaHosting?

    Most often, the online store migration takes less than 2 hours. That includes transferring all your data – files, emails, databases, and verifying the OpenCart website loads correctly from the new server.

  • Will ScalaHosting help me if I have technical issues?

    ScalaHosting will always go out and beyond to help you resolve any technical issues related to our web hosting platform. You can always rely on ScalaHosting’s technical support at any time via chat, ticket, and email.

  • How does the 24/7 technical support work?

    Technical support is available 24/7, and you can immediately get an answer to your questions about your OpenCart site via live chat. There is no waiting time - you are instantly connected to a friendly live human that will love to help you solve your issue. You can also utilize our internal ticketing system, where the average response time is 15 minutes. That is just one of the many reasons why ScalaHosting is among the top-rated hosting providers on TrustPilot and other reputable review platforms.

  • Can I host multiple OpenCart websites with ScalaHosting?

    Yes, apart from the Mini plan, you can host as many websites as you want on your OpenCart hosting service. There are no software restrictions, and you can even have different types of sites on the same account.

  • How do I install OpenCart on my hosting account?

    Setting up an OpenCart store is extremely easy with ScalaHosting. All you need to do is log in your SPanel and find the Softaculous one-click installer under Software/Service. Choose OpenCart from the list and follow the steps. The installation is immediate.

    Alternatively, you can ask the ScalaHosting support, and they will configure OpenCart for you absolutely free of charge.

  • Can I use third-party extensions on my OpenCart hosting?

    Yes, you are absolutely free to use any of OpenCart’s extensions on the ScalaHosting services. Naturally, if you want to work with a premium third-party solution, you would have to settle the licensing fees directly with the developer.

  • How to grow my OpenCart online store?

    If you are on a mission to grow your OpenCart website, you need to start optimizing for speed, SEO, and user experience. The first step is to select the right web hosting environment, which will give you a solid foundation and make your optimization efforts more effective.

    You can learn from the best by watching the webinar “Behind The SEO and Web Development Curtain” with Eric Enge (author of The Art of SEO), Brian Teeman (co-founder of Joomla), and Vlad Georgiev (author of SPanel).

  • How long does it take to activate my OpenCart hosting?

    Your OpenCart web hosting service is activated instantly, and you can launch your online store in a matter of minutes. Just click on the button below to get started.