Open source hosting

Build your next website on an open platform and host it with open-source experts

What is open source hosting?

Open source hosting is a service that uses open-source technologies to connect your website to the internet, such as servers, cloud infrastructure, and programming languages. These hosts typically support open-source software, such as WordPress.

Host your open-source project hassle-free

Choose hosting optimized for the most resilient open-source technologies in the industry
55% off

Fully managed WordPress hosting

Instant autoscaling, visual compare, feature-rich plugins, performance tools, automatic plugin updates, plus free staging.
Starting at
55% off

Fully managed WooCommerce hosting

Built in image compression, abandoned cart and page builder plugins, 1-click staging, sales monitoring, plus checkout testing.

Fully managed Magento hosting

Daily backups, PCI compliance, built-in Elasticsearch for M2.4+, add-on server clusters, plus expert 24/7/365 support.
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Nexcess is an open-source leader

Unlike other providers, we exclusively serve open-source websites. Magento, one of the most successful open-source ecommerce projects, was built from the ground up on Nexcess servers.
With 500,000+ websites under management, we continue to foster innovation with new features, products, and tools to help our customers realize the power of open-source technology.

How open source works

Step 1
A brilliant idea is born

Website creators share their ideas and challenges within the open-source community

Step 2
Programmers invent a solution

Web professionals develop code, website components, templates, and so much more

Step 3
Users improve their own site

The finished product is available to use and tweak for free. Everyone saves time and learns more.

Key benefits of open source hosting

No software costs

Because applications are free, you never pay a license fee or for any updates

Best resiliency

With LAMP infrastructure, hosting has a longer shelf life and better improvements


Access your mission-critical tools and apps with plugins, extensions, and API integrations

You’re in control

Open source doesn’t lock you into a hosting ecosystem. You can switch providers easily.

How to identify open-source technology

All open-source projects share similar traits


You don’t have to pay to use, download, edit, or share your software


Web professionals test solutions and leave reviews to improve the programming


Radical honesty is essential. The proof is in the coding.


There is no legal barrier to sharing modified code (but it’s nice to salute your source)


Developers and web professionals work together to create the best solution possible

Active community

You can ask questions and get quick, helpful responses from professionals

Visible source code

Inspect every line of code yourself to learn how it works, why it works, and what it can do

Limitless applications

When knowledge is shared freely, the sky is the limit. You can do anything with your site or store.

Power almost any project

Open source is an effective, affordable solution for several website types
Nonprofit websites
Order management systems
Business websites

Start with managed hosting

Nexcess gives you all of the features of proprietary software without the hassle and fees
Optimized for speed
We could drop a bunch of tech lingo like advanced caching and multiple CDNs, but what you really need to know is that we make your website really fast. Count on it.
Security that lets you rest easy
Not all updates are created equal. Our advanced security and plugin monitoring exposes vulnerabilities and prevents them from taking down your site.
Support that has your back, and then some
We love assisting our customers. It’s why so many trust us. Our expert staff is ready to help you day or night. And yes, you get to talk to a real, live human.

Open source hosting FAQs

Usually, open source refers to software that is available for everyone to use, modify and share. The open-source philosophy is that software source code should be “open” and available to everyone.

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