There are a lot of ecommerce web hosting companies out there and they will all promise you that they have the best features, best value and best customer support but how do you know? We are here to help you know what to look for in a good ecommerce web host and we will make recommendation to a few companies that we know won’t let you down.
- SSL (Secure Socket Layer) – This is an encryption system that makes it secure to pass information on the internet. Without this your information as well as your customer’s information could be vulnerable. With a growing problem in identity theft you certainly can’t take the risk of being part of it.
- Advertising Credits – Most web hosting companies will offer free advertising credit to companies like Google AdWords and others. This is a great way to draw customers to your site and to make money online. If used properly these forms of advertising can be a great resource and you can control the spending.
- Shopping Cart – Ecommerce hosting should come with a shopping cart and you will see many that offer this. What you need to look for is how many products they allow you to have. Just be sure that it meets your needs because there are some companies that will only support 20 or 25 items and this may not work for you or your future growth.
- Support – The beauty of ecommerce is that your online store never closes so you never have to miss a sale. To make sure this is the case you need to be sure that you will have support 24/7 for any issues that arise.