Templates for E-Commerce Web Hosting

Creating a professional website can be challenging. E-commerce web design is very complex. To cut development time, many web hosting companies offer web hosting templates or hosting with templates.

Whether you’re looking for a simple website or a functional e-commerce website, the chances are that you may be able to find a few web templates from your hosting company. A simple web template may cost under $20 dollars, but a well-designed professional e-commerce website will cost a few hundred or more if not thousands. The cost of web templates is still cheap compared to custom-made e-commerce websites where Web designers charge anywhere from $20 to $100 per hour. If you want to check out some templates, go to https://www.templatesbox.com/ or see our range at: http://rightbiz.com/website-design/index.php

Besides the requirements of standard web hosting plans, Web hosting templates for e-commerce operations need a shopping cart that supports an online catalog and online payment processing (here’s a clue, pick PayPal). Web templates for e-commerce often include common pages and navigation for online shopping – searching or browsing products, adding items to shopping carts and making payments. The web templates for e-commerce do not include or connect to any specific shopping cart. It’s up to the webmasters to add shopping cart to the site.

The alternative e-commerce hosting to web templates is an e-commerce turnkey solution. EBay Stores, Yahoo! and GoDaddy.com are the most popular turn-key e-commerce solutions for small businesses that want to setup online stores easily. Different hosting plans may have different free structures. The cost of each hosting plan often varies on transaction volume.

When comparing functionality, there are lots of questions to ask:

1) Whether a shopping cart accepts online check or debit card.
2) Whether there’s a limit on the number of products and categories that you can setup.
3) Whether it automatically sends out an email notification once an order is placed at your web-site.

When looking at the cost of your ecommerce operation, you’ll need to ask questions about:

1) what’s the basic monthly fee for transactions.
2) Is there’s a setup fee for a new online store.
3) How about shipping, handling and taxes?
4) What are the charges for International transactions.

Email your hosting service about e-commerce solutions and discuss the best plan to go with.

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Choosing The Right Web Hosting For Your Business Domain

When starting your online business there are a few things that are crucial to your success, having your own domain name and a good web hosting service are two of the most important to online success.

Having your own domain name will not only give you complete control over your website it will also allow you to ‘brand’ your products, services and establish your business online. For this to happen you need a good hosting company that can provide you with a space to put that domain name and the website you build around it.

Think of it like this, a big storage facility where anyone can rent one, or more, storage units. You pay a monthly fee and will have varying degrees of access to your storage space. The company that is renting the storage space will take care of all the maintenance and service; you just have to watch out for your particular storage unit.

Web hosting is a similar concept. There are many companies that will provide you with an online ‘storage space’ where you can ‘place’ your website. You will be renting a portion of their server, or a whole server depending on your needs. You will pay a monthly fee and they will take care of making sure that their servers are up and working 24/7.

Popular hosting companies such as RightBiz.com will offer several packages to suit virtually every online business need. For many people a simple shared hosting plan (where you rent a portion of a server) that will allow them to host unlimited websites (as long as none of them require a lot of bandwidth) will be plenty.

If you are planning to build multiple websites, you might want to consider a dedicated hosting account where you can rent a whole server from your hosting company. By going this route, you have more control and a lot more bandwidth. However, dedicated hosting can be rather costly especially when you are just starting out.

Another option is a reseller account. This is where you pay to rent a block of the servers and you can sub-divide that block into smaller units and then rent those out. The hosting company will still handle all the maintenance and usually the customer service. Just check the specifics with whichever hosting company you choose. It is more affordable than dedicated hosting and works very nicely for multiple websites.

When choosing a host make sure you get one that guarantees 99% up time. You will lose money if your server goes down and customers can’t get to your website. Great customer service is another thing to consider. You want to be able to reach someone 24/7 if you have a problem or a question.

Most companies are quite inexpensive and if you pay a year, or more, ahead of time your actual cost can be as low as $3 or $4 a month depending on your plan. If you don’t prepay and you opt for a monthly payment plan you can expect to pay around $10 a month for a shared hosting plan which will still allow you unlimited websites. You may have some bandwidth restrictions with this type of plan but unless you are getting millions of hits every day, you shouldn’t have to worry too much.

When it comes to choosing the right web hosting plan, you should determine what your website requirements are and buy the hosting plan that suits your needs the best.

To get you started check out all the hosting plans available at: http://rightbiz.com/web-hosting/index.php – Click the “Hosting” tab/button, then take a look around at the Shared, VPS, Dedicated and Reseller Hosting plans.

Keep in mind that as your online empire grows, you can increase the size of your hosting account to meet you need and once you are showing a nice profit you can decide whether you should consider getting a dedicated hosting account, so you can have more flexibility in the bandwidth as well as other functions.

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Using Free Hosting Services

Free web hosting is the most basic web hosting service that you can obtain and there are many free hosting companies that are available on the internet. Free hosting services are usually financed by advertisements on web sites that are hosted.

Free web hosting services are extremely limited. If you get a free hosting service you will have ads on the top and the bottom of your web-site and depending on what your web-site is all about, it may not fit at all, but for people starting out on the internet it may be the best option if you don’t have a lot of traffic or just a small site.

The type of web domain that you receive when you get a free web hosting is a subdomain with the name that you pick (yourname.webhost.com) or a name in a directory (yourname.webhost.com). For example, if the name of your free host is freestanding.com,
Then your web domain would be yourbusiness.freestanding.com.

As stated before, if you are a novice, this is the type of account that you would probably want to get but there are some shortcomings to free web hosting if you are looking for more options on the account.

First, many free hosting accounts might not support database management or what you would call in simple terms, putting data structures on the free web host side of their server. Databases are usually used for online data retrieval routines. Many of these free web hosting sites do not support a common package called mySQL which allows you to program queries into your web sites.

They also don’t support multiple e-mail accounts. Most free web hosting services only give you one email account and it’s usually a web based internet account. Also, the host may not include modules for Perl or PHP.

In summary, free web hosting is for novices who want an easy hosting option without many bells and whistles.

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What is Web Hosting?

A web hosting business provides a service that allows individuals and businesses to post web pages to the internet. A web hosting service provider sells or for free (with advertisements on the web page) is a business that provides the servers and technologies to view web-sites on the internet.

Web hosting services are services that customers can utilize after they have purchased monthly DSL up or Broadband services that allow them access to the internet. Web hosting services use hosting and client architecture to load content to the server so web pages and information can be viewed on the internet in its original HTML format.

A web hosting company will offer clients access to a server that will provide the clients’ content to individuals on the World Wide Web after they make a URL or domain name request. To view pages on the web, you must have a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to request the web page from the server after you have purchased internet access.

Web sites are pages that are stored on a computer called a server. The server is a part of a network of computers on the internet or World Wide Web that allows users of the internet to reach your site anywhere in the world at anytime. The internet is open 24 hours, seven days a week around the clock.

Host computers are configured so that when your URL or domain name is typed in, the address will use a pointer routine (look for the address from terminal to terminal) until it reaches the computer that hosts your web-site. Then, if all is okay, your web site should display itself on the users screen.

Hosting companies require that you buy your URL or domain name first before you purchase hosting services. Most hosting companies, such as www.RightBiz.com have a package that will allow you to buy the domain name and hosting at the same time.

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