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Finding The Best Web Hosting eCommerce Solution For Your Business

Mar 24, 2008
Trying to get webhosting with eCommerce facilities? So many times when trying to find a eCommerce solution it can be a difficult solution to find. We have an option of buying a package, and hoping it will work with our web hosting companies packages or getting a hosting eCommerce solution together.

There are benefits of both systems, they also have there pitfalls. You could also get a web hosting eCommerce solution from a web designer. In this article we will look at each option and see which one can benefit your needs most.

eCommerce From A Web Designer:
When you need a tailored system getting a eCommerce solution from a web designer can be the greatest way to get the kind of website eCommerce solution that you need for you business. Though the costs can be high, you can fully know that the system in place is the one that you want, and it is unique.

Website eCommerce packages from web designers can also benefit you in that you can always go back and get extra features added, when you need it. Choosing a web hosting eCommerce solution from a web designer can be a great idea if you are serious about getting your business online. Also getting a package from a webdesigner becomes more important if you plan to have over 60% of sales online.

Software and Scripts Solutions:
There are many options here, and listing them all is not an easy option to make. There exists many packages on the market that allow you to set up web hosting eCommerce easily on your existing small business web hosting companies package. These packages are designed with simplicity in mind. They are designed for the layman to be able to easily create an online presence.

Actinic is one of the most famous of website eCommerce software packages. It is designed with ease in mind, and allows anyone to create an online presence at a much lower price than a custom solution from a web designer. The big benefit also with this is that the level of support outmatches many web designers level of support, if there is a problem you know it will get fixed a.s.a.p.

Web eCommerce Solutions:
A great way of getting an online solution is to get one from your hosting company. This makes getting an online presence for your products much easier and very likely much cheaper. You know that the solution will work with the web hosting company. The only thing to consider here is that many of the web hosting eCommerce solutions from a small business web hosting company may be not what you expected. They can sometimes be of low quality. Though shopping around you may find what you need.

One last point that I want to go over is open source. I have personally used an open source software (or rather a script). It runs on almost all small business website hosting packages. OsCommerce is a leading open source eCommerce solution. If you are wondering what open source is, it is a different model of producing software. It works with allowing people to add there input. In the end, everyone adds to make the software the best it can be, and you get it free to use. The negatives with this is that you have a lot of work cut out to make the package unique to your needs, and add the extra feature scripts to make the website hosting eCommerce solution how you need.

If you have a look around, you can find a hosting company that offers something called Fantastico which allows you to install OsCommerce in a very easy way. In fact a 5 year old very likely could install OsCommerce with Fantastico. It is as simple as typing in your desired username, password, and name of your site.
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