What Are Ecommerce And Ecommerce Hosting?

By CertifiedHosting 07/08/2010

Ecommerce is short for “electronic commerce,” and it refers to selling products and services over the Internet. A company may have a physical office or storefront for conducting business, with an additional online presence, or a company may operate solely from its website. Companies conducting business over the Internet have different web hosting needs than other types of websites that do not sell products and services online.

What solutions do ecommerce merchants need?

Online merchants use websites to sell products and services including digital information products, physical products, software licenses, web design services, professional services, and just about anything else that requires a website with inventory. Different methods of selling online have different ecommerce needs. One of the most important aspects of an ecommerce website is having a shopping cart and checkout that handles each transaction smoothly.

Ecommerce web hosting providers specialize in giving e-merchants the hosting services that will support their business. A shopping cart program, email, secure FTP to transfer files, databases, and a payment system are common elements in ecommerce website hosting. Some online merchants may require blogs, live chat applications, and a website builder.

What should you look for in an ecommerce hosting provider?

Finding the most suitable shopping cart program for your ecommerce website may take careful evaluation. The different ecommerce hosting options for shopping carts include osCommerce hosting, cubecart hosting and buy safe hosting. Transaction security is another important consideration, both for the ecommerce merchant and the customer making a purchase. Other important considerations for ecommerce web hosting are dependability and excellent customer service and support.

Important hosting attributes such as redundancy and adequate bandwidth are equally important for ecommerce website hosting.

Certified Hosting has your ecommerce hosting solution

Certified Hosting unlimited hosting provides many choices for unlimited ecommerce hosting. The many shopping cart programs available with all Certified Hosting ecommerce hosting offer you a customized solution for your web store. Choose from: osCommerce hosting, cubecart hosting, buy safe hosting, zen cart hosting, magento hosting, ubercart hosting, agoracart hosting and nopcart hosting. Most shopping carts offer easy one-click installation from our easy-to-use control panel.

Your website will have 99.9% uptime backed by high quality servers in a fully redundant data center. Certified Hosting full support services are available 24-7-365 to answer all your questions. Additionally, video tutorials, a complete knowledgebase, and a community-driven user forum are also available to help you at www.certifiedhosting.com.

Start your ecommerce website with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited databases, and unlimited disk space. Contact a Certified Hosting representative today to learn how to get started with your complete unlimited ecommerce hosting solution.