E-Commerce, Which Hosting Package Do I Need?
All of HostGator's hosting plans are perfect e-commerce solutions. All plans allow for SSL certificates, shopping carts, and payment gateways. The key to selecting the perfect plan for your e-commerce begins with you understanding what you are looking to achieve for your online store. How many products? How many variations? How many images? Do you already have marketing in gear for your e-commerce site? How much traffic do you think your e-commerce site will have? There are several variations that will depend upon what hosting plan will be perfect for your e-commerce solution.
By far, the best bang for your buck, so to say, will be the Business plan. With the Business plan, you get a free upgrade to a Positive SSL, a free dedicated IP address, a free domain, and free SEO Tools that step you through how to optimize your website for search engines. Although the Business plan offers great value, you may find that your e-commerce site is taking off, and you have more customers than you expected. With so many customers viewing your online store, you will want to make sure your hosting plan has the resources available to handle such high volume traffic and processing needs. If that's the case, a VPS or Dedicated Server will best meet the needs of your online store. As you can see, HostGator hosting plans provide the right solution for small, medium, and large e-commerce websites!
In this article, we will go over the hosting plans to highlight some of the key e-commerce features:
Hosting Package Overview for E-Commerce
Shared Web Hosting
HostGator Shared Hosting provides a vast array of tools to get your e-commerce business online today. The Shared plans offer many features that are beneficial to those setting up an online store. Some of these features are a free domain, free SSL Certificate, unmetered bandwidth, etc. Of course, each plan has its own unique benefits. As mentioned above, the Business Plan gives the most bang for your buck with the free upgrade to a Positive SSL, a free dedicated IP address, a free domain, and free SEO Tools that step you through how to optimize your website for search engines.
If you are starting off with an online store, one of the Shared Web Hosting plans will meet your budget needs and offer you the ability to create an online store. What's great with the Shared Web Hosting plans is that you have various tools to create your e-commerce site from WordPress, HostGator Website Builder, Weebly, and other CMS builders that can be installed with Softaculous.
To find out more about the Shared Web Hosting plans, please use the following links:
Gator Website Builder
If you are new to creating an e-commerce website, this drag and drop builder is designed to be easy, e-commerce friendly, and perfect for those starting off. The Gator eCommerce plan provides the e-commerce functionality within this builder. The Gator Website Builder store offers inventory management, shipping/tax calculator, and coupons. You can connect with Shippo to provide real-time shipping costs for products that you sell online.
To find out more about the Gator Website Builder eCommerce plan, please use the following links:
Cloud Web Hosting
The main benefit of cloud hosting is that it allows for unlimited expansion and is a must-have for heavy-traffic e-commerce sites. With the Business Plan for Cloud Hosting, you will get 6 GB memory, 6 Core CPU, unlimited domains, a free SSL Certificate, free Dedicated IP, and more.
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If you are looking at the ability to scale resources to meet the needs of your growing e-commerce business, or the ability to install a custom application or custom configuration that makes your site run just the way you want, then a VPS server is an excellent choice.
With a feature of up to 8 GB RAM, 160 GB disk space, 3 TB bandwidth, multiple layers of security, and other attributes, VPS Hosting has all the benefits of dedicated resources without the cost of a dedicated server.
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If you're looking for the ultimate in control, flexibility, and security, a dedicated server will provide you and your e-commerce site visitors with the best experience! No more bandwidth issues, configuration limits, or shared IP addresses. If protection for your business is what you need, a HostGator Dedicated server has state-of-the-art data center level DDOS protection and an IP-based firewall keeping your server safe and performing optimally.
To find out more about the HostGator Dedicated Hosting, please use the following links: