5 Tips on Choosing a Suitable Host for an eCommerce Store

by Andrew Bagel-Brown Business and Marketing

eCommerce entities seem to have a common dilemma at the beginning of their journey: Which hosting option is the most reliable for their online establishment and which is the most trustworthy provider that they can use.

Below is some preliminary advice to help you in the process of filtering your options and making the perfect decision for you and your online business.

Decide which type of hosting you need

Before deciding which platform suits your necessities best, take into account what you need out of a collaboration like this.

There is three type of hosting services out there: dedicated server hosting services, VPS hosting services and shared hosting services.


Shared  Hosting – perfect for small to medium eCommerce platforms.

In this case, multiple customers are using the same shared hosting platform, and while is an incredibly reliable option for small and medium websites, this comes with a downside: sometimes, depending on the number of users, the performance will decrease.

VPS Hosting – a reliable and flexible option for fast-growing eCommerce platforms.

VPS stands for,"virtual private server". It is an excellent option if your website is fast and profitably growing.

The whole system is split into several other “machines” that act as individual servers, offering high-performance rates for each user. You can find some of the best VPS hosts here.     


Dedicated Hosting: the safest and most secure option out there. High performing websites will undoubtedly enjoy this option, as this seems to allow the best performance and high levels of customization.

Decide what type of site you want to build

For e-Commerce platforms, this should be a relatively easy decision to make, as you will undoubtedly need an eCommerce hosting service. Prestashop, Woo Commerce and Magento are three excellent choices as is the range of quality website builders needed to actually build your site.

Of course, there are various other options, but none of those suitable for your particular case. Most consumers nowadays do their shopping online.

With a dedicated hosting service, you will be able to deliver a smooth ordering and payment process, with plenty of payment options available, but the service should also offer a great cart management software product.

Power and speed are important. Take note of any claims to unlimited hosting, bandwidth and operating speeds your host is making.

Decide what type of service you need

Are you offering physical products or virtual products? This is the question is worth asking, as this is a coordinate that may increase your operational costs and affect the kind of hosting you choose.

Physical products will need shipping, while software products or virtual products can be delivered via e-mail or other methods but may require greater online storage. Search for hosting platforms that suit the kind of operation you plan to run.

Take into account how easy it is to administer the platform

Easy administration options are something you should search for, as this will help you save time and resources in the long run. An easy administration panel that offers easy access to a variety of devices is indeed something you should look for.

You should be able to monitor your online store with ease and customize it as you wish.

Search for mobile-friendly platforms and hosting services

Most consumers nowadays use mobile devices in their shopping encounters. If you want an expanded audience, take into account how mobile-friendly the hosting service and platform you settle for.

Mobile shopping succeeds to gather each year by 30% more clients than the previous year. A mobile-friendly e-Commerce platform will translate into higher profits.

These are a few of the more important aspects of hosting to pay attention to when looking for a home for your domain in the web.

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About Andrew Bagel-Brown Freshman   Business and Marketing

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Created on Apr 5th 2018 22:31. Viewed 910 times.


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