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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, which includes a free SSL certificate for secure transactions. 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 "eCommerce Software" in Quick Install powered by MOJO Marketplace. 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) and an SSL certificate (to secure the information being processed). See this article for more information:


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 10 pages of unique content and a storefront for up to 50 items (more optionally available) with all major payment/shipping methods already integrated for you.

HostGator Design Services delivers you a site that you own and control yourself. You will have full ownership of your site upon completion. Other companies that build ecommerce websites typically use proprietary software, making it impossible to move your website from their service, or to ever have full ownership of the site files. We use industry leading software solutions that give you total control!

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