Most people are fully aware of the importance of good web design in building consumer confidence. They work carefully with web designers to ensure their ecommerce website provides a satisfying user experience. They ask people to test their ecommerce store and provide honest feedback on their experiences.
Owners do this because they know that potential customers will likely navigate away from the site if they are having difficulties finding their way around, or struggle to process their orders. Owners also know that good presentation is important to convince visitors to buy something.
Smaller ecommerce businesses are often working to a tight budget, and they may not have the luxury of being able to employ professional web designers. They choose instead to use web templates for their main site, and use plug-in ecommerce solutions for their store.
This is a financially viable way of getting a website that looks great up and running quickly and relatively inexpensively and quickly. It is still important to get independent, unbiased feedback from test customers to make sure there are no major flaws that will deter customers.
If you are building, or have already built, your ecommerce website, you will have to go through these stages before letting your website go live. You should use this opportunity to consider the next big part of publishing your website, namely choosing the best ecommerce web hosting service.
Just as you have put a lot of thought and effort into designing and creating your website, and identifying your e-commerce niche, you need to be diligent in making sure the ecommerce website hosting company you choose is the right one for your specific needs.
It is a mistake to think that all e-commerce hosting services are pretty much the same. You have to go with a service that will be able to deliver all your requirements at a price you can afford. Here are five reasons why you need to research ecommerce hosting companies.
1. Ecommerce Hosting Budget
When you are developing an online business, you have to pay for your domain name, and for building and hosting your website. If you are selling physical stock, you may have to buy in stock before you launch, and you may also have to buy packaging materials and weighing equipment to determine shipping costs.
You have to make sure your budget is able to stretch to meet these costs. Some of these costs will be ongoing. You will have to renew domain names, and pay for hosting at periodic intervals. You may have to buy new stock and packaging to replace stock sold and packaging used.
Many ecommerce hosting companies offer introductory packages at a reduced monthly fee. After the introductory period is over, the price will rise to standard levels. You have to factor this price rise into your costing calculations.
Some ecommerce hosting companies advertise headline prices, and then bump up charges using hidden fees. Our company guarantees that there are no hidden fees that can spring a nasty surprise. This means you can accurately calculate your costs.
2. E-Commerce Hosting Security
Having top-level security is a must for every hosting website. It is even more important for online stores.
Your store will be gathering sensitive information from your customers, including credit card details. You are unlikely to be an expert on Internet security, so you have to have complete confidence that the ecommerce hosting company you use has the expertise to provide maximum protection against hackers.
3. Ecommerce Web Hosting Uptime
Your online store needs to be accessible round the clock, and every day of the year.
No company can guarantee 100% uptime, as there may be a slight delay in getting everything back in order following an incident that crashes one or more servers.
Nevertheless, you need to go with an ecommerce hosting company that can come as close as possible to guaranteeing 100% uptime. Your store cannot function if the server is down, or the site is unavailable for any other reason. We have a 99.9% uptime guarantee, so you can be assured of the maximum possible site availability.
4. Ecommerce Website Bandwidth
Bandwidth specifies the amount of data that your website can transfer to web surfers.
It can be very difficult to calculate how much bandwidth you will need. Your bandwidth requirements will be determined by the amount of traffic that comes to your website, and the type of data you send back.
Most online stores have lots of images of the products they are selling. High resolution images tend to be quite large, and a site that displays a high volume of large images will use much more bandwidth than a site that has few images, or uses only low resolution images.
You will want to be free to concentrate on your store without having to worry about things like bandwidth. This means opting for a hosting package that offers unlimited bandwidth. If you do not do this, you can end up paying exorbitant fees for exceeding your allocated bandwidth. Worse still, you could find your host makes your site unavailable when you reach your bandwidth limit. That will never be a problem when you choose WebDevel.com
5. Backend Administration of Your Ecommerce Website Hosting
Lots of low cost hosting services provide the most basic backend administration tools. When you are running an online store, you have to spend a great deal of time on backend administration. There are many excellent tools available to make backend administration easier. We provide all our clients with the very best aids to make this vital function as easy as possible.
All our customers can get access to our marketing tools to help drive the maximum amount of traffic to their websites.
If you are starting from scratch, you can use our drag and drop design tool to create a stunning website. We even provide a professional web design service. We call them our Dream Design Team because they really can make your dreams become a reality with a website that will be perfect for your needs.
Make the right choice
WebDevel is a hosting service that is 100% customer focused. Our highly trained staff know what it takes to keep our customers happy. Our hardware is modern and reliable, and our data centers are manned 24/7 to ensure that any problems are identified quickly and fixed in the shortest possible time.
Because of our hardware, our sophisticated support function, and our state of the art technology and software systems, we guarantee 99.9% uptime, a feature that is critical for your ecommerce business.
As your business grows, we have the capability to provide you with everything you need. You can seamlessly and easily upgrade to Virtual Private Servers or Dedicated Servers whenever you need the extra power.
We provide a 24/7, telephone service to answer all your sales or technical questions. When you sign up with us you get access to the very best web building and marketing tools, including our highly popular Quick Shopping Cart.
It’s easy to get started. Just create an account and then choose the services you want to purchase. You can be absolutely confident that you are dealing with an ecommerce hosting company that provides the very highest standards of customer service.