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Shopping Carts, Why and How?

HostGator hosting plans allow you to create your own e-commerce site to sell your products and services online.

Note: If you intend to process credit cards on your site, we recommend our Business plan. The Business plan includes a free SSL certificate for secure transactions in addition to Free SEO Tools to aid you in driving traffic to your online e-commerce store. For more information about the Business plan, see this article:

To make your website an e-commerce site, you will need to add a shopping cart. There are many options available, and you can set up a shopping cart yourself by logging into your cPanel and installing one of the options available under E-Commerce in the Softaculous Apps Installer section. Here are some of the more popular shopping carts offered, and links for more information:

A fully functioning store will also require signing up for and incorporating a payment gateway and/or a merchant account to process credit card transactions in addition to an SSL certificate which will secure the information being processed. See this article for more details:


HostGator Design Services

Our new HostGator Design Services can create a professional online store site for you. A dedicated design coordinator will work with you one-on-one to design your site, including up to 3 pages of unique content and a storefront for up to 10 product pages.

HostGator Design Services delivers you a site that you own and control yourself. You will have full ownership of your site upon completion. We use industry-leading software solutions that give you total control of your e-commerce website!

Click here to request a quote from our design team.

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