Awesome thread Robin, it’s just I was looking for.
I asked hosting companies few days ago about their shared hosting plans, this is what I got after asking them for those two services you listed:
– “Thank you for contacting Arvixe Support. Unfortunately, we do not support these on our shared serer. However, you may …” they suggested VPS.
– Inmotion said: ” ImageMagick is installed on our shared servers and can be run via PHP. However if you want the pecl Imagick to be installed, it would require a VPS server of better, due to it’s intense resource requirement.” … ” You can use shell_exec with us!”
– ehosts said “We will support PHP and PECL modules and PHP shell_exec through our server.”, and I later asked will hosting eCommerce store with 20gb of files and around 2000 products be problematic they replied ” … We would absolutely be able to host a site such as that. Our cPanel comes with unlimited bandwidth and disk space…”. So they seem like a legit option so far.
Thanks Robin, so I should only ask hosting company for support of PHP Imagick (“ability to execute shell_exec functions within PHP”) and Woocommerce, ok!
My budget is really small, as smaller as it can be about 50$ per year or even less. I’m a recent college graduate just starting microstock so every penny is problematic for me (that means shared hosting for sure), also living in Eastern Europe. I will maybe try with Godaddy as George Sheldon suggested. Currently I have about 10gb of images ready to upload, and that number is increasing.
Did you have experience with shared hosting plans from GoDaddy?