Monday, May 24, 2010

Your Host is Your Foundation

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When searching for a host, do not be suckered into buying into gimmicks. Things like "unlimíted" plans may sound appealing, but there is really no such thing as "unlimíted." When a company says that, they mean that your site will be generally placed on an overcrowded server where you will be forgotten about. It's important to research the history of the company and find a reliable host with great technical support.

Your Host Dramatically Impacts the Performance of Your Store

There are a variety of major ways that your web host impacts the performance of your online store including:
  1. Uptime and Downtime
  2. Technical Support
  3. Site Speed and Page Load Times
  4. Management of your account including data, email, backups
  5. Virus Protection
  6. Defense from Hackers and Malware
  7. The ability of your hosting to grow with your business (you should be able to acquire hard drive space with one quick, simple call)
  8. Your host should aid with the technical aspects of accepting credít card orders, including setting up a payment processing system.
  9. Hosts should help you find developers or modules to make your site function properly.


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