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  1. #1
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    ecommerce hosting definition

    I've seen on a lot of hosting companies the "ecommerce ready" line

    what's generally intended with ecommerce ready?

    - that there are store scripts preinstalled (stuff like fantastico with oscommerce etc...)?
    - that you get a SSL cert installed and an IP included in the price?
    - that you can use a shared SSL already installed?

    I'm not shopping for ecommerce hosting, I just need this clarified

    best (late) wishes to everyone

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    I believe that "ecommerce ready" package should contain the following:
    - webhosting with dedicated IP address;
    - SSL certificate;
    - design of the store;
    - oscommerce or other cart application installed by the hosting company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex-developer View Post
    I believe that "ecommerce ready" package should contain the following:
    - webhosting with dedicated IP address;
    - SSL certificate;
    - design of the store;
    - oscommerce or other cart application installed by the hosting company.
    Design is not part of hosting nor providing scripts for free. Now a days many hosting companies provide those services however those are add-ons to their service. Ecommerce ready is used often as a marketing tool, if you want to run a professional store online you need to purchase your own SSL Certificate and not use your host's wildcard, you should also build a custom store or at least make it look different from the regular free scripts such as osCommerce, Zend Cart etc.

    So in reality if a host offers a dedicated IP, the option for you to install or have them install the SSL Cert, database and a fairly secure server you could say the host is ecommerce ready.
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