The basic hosting criteria
criteria for choosing a general web host and a commercial web hosting
solution are slightly different. E-commerce website requires a more reliable
hosting with high up-time rate. However, there are not any web hosting
companies around the world. Even if you are prepared to pay a huge price for
your hosting needs, it does not guarantee that your host is good.
In addition to high up-time rate, the followings are some things you may
want to look for when choosing a hosting company:
1. Large Bandwidth. You must have decent bandwidth. I would suggest the
company has at least two T3 pipelines on their system
2. SSL encryption. This allows for a secure shopping cart. This is a must
for e-commerce sales. If you do not have a secure shopping cart, very few
will buy from you.
3. One Gigabyte. At least one Gigabyte of (1024 MB) of available daily
transfer. This will allow you to grow with your site and not have to worry
about extra charges.