Ok, you have a website and desire to find ecommerce web hosting? Let's look at what you need to have in order to be successful. There are myriads of so called ecommerce web hosting sites out there, but here are the bottom line requirements and features needed:

Shopping Carts

Make sure whatever web hosting you go with has a variety off FREE shopping carts that you can download. We suggest finding a web host that uses Fantastico, because it comes ready with a variety of click click shopping cart installations including such types as osCommerce and Agora Shopping Cart.


SSL will give the ability of your eCommerce web hosting site to take credit card payments securely online. This is not only important for you, but also for your potential customers as they want to have confidence while shopping online on your site. A good web host will certainly provide for SSL

Disk space and bandwidth

You are going to want to look for as much of the above as possible. I had the unfortunate experience of have a site where I began getting a ton of traffice (with potential buyers), but my site kept going down because I exceeded my quota of disk space and bandwidth. Therefore, look for a ecommer web hosting site that offers unlimited bandwidth and you'll save yourself some pain.

Finally, there are other considerations to look at when shopping around for ecommerce web hosting:


The place where you're hosting your site needs to be reliable. That is, their servers need to be able to guarantee at least 99.5% uptime for its servers. You need to know your customers can always find your site whenever they want. It's a horrible thing to have customers trying to click on your site, but not being able to.


You are in an online business to make money not lose it. There are many affordable web hosting companies out there that offer ecommerce hosting for less than seven dollars per month. These types of shared web hosting plans can easily handle small and medium sized online businesses.


If you have an online small business there are times where you will need to upload files or affiliate links. Having FTP access will make all this possible and easy to do.


I cannot tell you how important this is, especially if you're not a tech geek. Whatever ecommerce web hosting company you decide on, you will inevitably run into an issue you cannot solve on your own. With good tech support, you have tons of back-up help if you ever need.

Overall, as you shop around for ecommerce web hosting research the above areas about all of them, and choose one that fits your needs. So remember, don't let the price of the hosting or its basic features be the only things you investigate before signing up with your new ecommerce host.

Author's Bio: 

ai>David Butler, the author of this article, is a Christian businessman, and has several web hosting sites, Affordable Web Hosting 4U, HostGator Reviews and Bluehost Reviews.