E-Commerce hosting

Electronic trade, or e-commerce, allows a growing audience to take advantage of a variety of commercial exchanges. Professionals who operate from a physical shop find in e-commerce an inexpensive solution to offer their products to a much wider client base. Others create e-boutiques to sell their products exclusively online.

Included in each plan:

  • Storage expandable up to 2TB ($0.33/GB)
  • Free TLS/SSL certificates.
  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • Automatic linking to your domains.
  • Varnish web accelerator.
  • Technical support by email.

Prices for Canada, in CAD (CAD), for A rates. Change

The Criteria for High-Quality E-Commerce Hosting

Regardless of which type of platform you decide to opt for, quality e-commerce hosting will be essential.

Security constitutes a very important criterion. Protecting your customers’ transaction information and personal data is crucial. Updates, firewalls and penetration tests are just as many non-negotiable measures to guarantee your e-boutique may be used safely (Gandi bears no responsibility for these elements).

Your e-commerce web hosting solution also has an influence on your website’s loading time as well as on its overall performance. This aspect guarantees user experience quality and is absolutely paramount.

Finally, your website’s hosting solution needs to provide complete and permanent availability even in the event of a traffic spike, as whenever a site is down, sales are lost.

E-Commerce CMS

Creating and hosting e-commerce websites used to require web developers to create these complex platforms from scratch. Now, several CMSs give just about anyone the possibility to take the plunge and to start selling goods online. Among the most prominent options are PrestaShop, Drupal, WordPress and Magento.

PrestaShop

Entirely free, this CMS is a France-based solution which provides simple tools to create an online shop. Customisable, flexible and easy to install, PrestaShop also boasts a very complete library of themes and modules.

By opting for a dedicated e-commerce hosting solution, setting up your PrestaShop e-boutique is quick and reliable.

Drupal

Drupal is a Content Management System which lends itself to the building of highly complex sites and platforms very intuitively. Perfect for those who wish to integrate more advanced functionalities and even develop new ones, this CMS offers a very strong foundation on which practically any concept could be built.

By choosing a hosting solution developed specifically for Drupal, you won’t miss out on any of its immense capabilities.

WordPress

WordPress is another CMS and counts as the most renowned of its kind. It is indeed the most widely used content management system in the world and powers over a third of all websites on the web! WordPress’ versatility, speed and ease of installation make its excellent reputation, along with its user-friendliness and its very regular automatic updates. By choosing the right plugins and opting for WordPress-specific e-commerce hosting, you have everything at your fingertips to create a powerful and easy to use online boutique.

Magento

Despite its somewhat complicated code, Magento boasts a very powerful foundation on which to build the most ambitious online shops. Capable of supporting up to 80,000 orders an hour and a product catalogue of up to 500,000 entries, it remains a firm favourite among professionals. This slightly more demanding solution requires a dedicated e-commerce hosting solution.

Included in each plan:

  • Storage expandable up to 2TB ($0.33/GB)
  • Free TLS/SSL certificates.
  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • Automatic linking to your domains.
  • Varnish web accelerator.
  • Technical support by email.

Prices for Canada, in CAD (CAD), for A rates. Change

FAQ / frequently asked questions

What hosting plan should I choose?

Gandi offers several different types of quality web hosting that are easy to use:

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