India Ecommerce Web Hosting
India E-commerce Web site Hosting has provided the tools and services to help people sell on the web for over 3 years. Our long history of supporting and servicing e-commerce web sites makes us the ideal choice to bring your business online. We provide a variety of shopping cart solutions, SSL, and even site builders to suit most any ecommerce needs.
Ecommerce Buyer's Guide
Ecommerce systems can range from basic storefronts that simply manage email orders to complex systems integrated with multiple aspects of your business. To determine how you want to proceed, there are a few basic questions you need to answer about your ecommerce web site hosting and management. This will help you determine which providers to focus your search on.
Who will handle the ecommerce web site hosting?
On the one hand, you can host the software yourself. That means that you buy and install the software on your own servers. This includes purchasing an SSL certificate for security and setting up appropriate connections to the other parts of your web site and company databases.
This option is best for companies that already do their own web site hosting and have sufficient technical staff to maintain everything. In-house ecommerce web site hosting allows you to maintain tight links to your existing ordering and inventory systems, and permits a greater level of customization both in terms of the features and look of the store and the back-end interface. The main drawback is that it can require a lot of time to implement. Plus, ongoing maintenance can be a drain on your internal resources.
The other choice is to have and external company handles your ecommerce web site hosting. That considerably reduces your operational burden. It may, however, also result in less flexibility in appearance, features, and integration with your internal systems. This path is probably best for companies interested in testing the online shopping waters with as little of an investment as possible or smaller companies looking to ecommerce as a supplement to their existing business.
Who will set up your store?
Regardless of where your site is hosted, you can do the initial configuration and set up yourself, or hire an ecommerce vendor to do it for you. For businesses just starting out in ecommerce and for the most complex projects, the best option is to use an ecommerce development firm.
For firms new to online commerce, working with an expert helps avoid some of the pitfalls and ensures that you get off on the right foot. And hiring a consulting firm is a better choice when extensive integration challenges are involved, since they provide considerable experience in combining multiple products into an efficient ecommerce system.
However if you have qualified technical personnel with some experience in ecommerce, you can save money by doing the development in-house. Many hosted solutions are fairly easy to set up, although connecting to merchant accounts and ensuring you have appropriate security in place can be a challenge.
Who will maintain the catalog and manage orders?
As with ecommerce web site hosting and initially creating your site, you can maintain the catalog on your own or through an external company. In most cases, it's better to manage your catalog in-house. This doesn't require technical expertise - with the right interface, any computer-savvy employee can handle it. You should, however, look for an online interface that's easy to manage.
Doing it yourself is cheaper in the long run, and allows you to be more flexible. You don't want to have to call your provider every time you want to change the price on one of your products.
However, if you have your site hosted by an ecommerce provider, you can have them manage your orders and make updates. While this may increase your monthly fee, it removes the burden of updating your store from your employees.
SSL Certificates and Ecommerce
Your SSL Certificate
To enable customers to make a purchase safely, you'll need a secure checkout - one that uses SSL (secure socket layer) technology to encrypt sensitive data such as credit card numbers, names and addresses. Otherwise, your site could easily be hacked and this sensitive data spread around the globe in a matter of minutes.
An SSL secure site is identified by the padlock icon that appears in the lower right corner of the user's computer screen, and by the letter s after the https in your site address. Knowledgeable buyers look for these signs of security before entering personal data and without them, you won't make as many sales as you will with an SSL encrypted site. No problem. If you have a shared hosting account with us, you can use the Website Source SSL certification as your site's security blanket - no charge.
So, whether you maintain a shared hosting or VPS account, Website Source delivers the assurances your site visitors need to place that all-important order with complete confidence. It's just one more way Website Source partners with our clients to enhance their sites' success.
Dedicated IP address
For starters, we offer you web hosting with a dedicated IP address. This is essential to the integrity of your business. When you don't have web hosting with a dedicated IP address, you get the problems of the cyber neighborhood. One bad IP address on your hosting company's server - a spammer or pornographer, for example - can tarnish the reputation of the whole cyber neighborhood. And that means your business suffers, too-on a practical level. When a server hosts bad IP addresses, often other servers refuse e-mail sent from them. So that means your e-mails would get bounced, too.
With India-Ecommerce, you never have to worry about a bad IP address because we provide web hosting with a dedicated IP address. That means there's no one in the cyber neighborhood to tarnish your reputation.