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webhosting for e-commerce

by mtandrews / May 2, 2011 4:16 PM PDT

hello all, been reading here for months and finally signed up and during my search here I haven't really found someone who asked close to what I'm looking for. I'm in the process of building a website using WebEasy Professional 8 as we speak for a virtual store (towing and safety equipment) and have read horror stories about different hosting companies. I'm in the U.S. (San Antonio,Texas to be precise) and once I'm finished with the site I'm going to need a place to upload my website to. I just want something/someone simple that I wont have a bunch of surprises and nickel and dime tactics. Uptime is a must. Any suggestions, and thanks in advance.

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If you want to start your website
by Sovereign Forum moderator / May 3, 2011 8:00 AM PDT

on a shared hosting account until it outgrows it, I've used and been happy with MidPhase. If you don't want to mess around with a shared hosting account, then you can get something upscale from a company like ServInt. It really all depends on what you think your website is worth paying for on a monthly basis.

~Sovereign

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thanks on the insight...
by mtandrews / May 3, 2011 1:40 PM PDT
"It really all depends on what you think your website is worth paying for on a monthly basis".

want to keep it under $100 per month for starters. Forgot to add that I already have Paypal and C.C. accepting capability...
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Then I would
by Sovereign Forum moderator / May 5, 2011 5:16 AM PDT

sign-up with something more upscale like ServInt, which starts at $50/mo. You'll get a VPS with a lot of resources that will last you a long time. Plus, their support is really exceptional and will help you get started.

The only thing to keep in mind is that although this VPS will give you a lot of room to grow, it can be quite intimidating at first with all it can do. If you're up for learning a bit about how it all works and how to manage it, then sign up with them, but if you just want your website running and don't want to be involved or concerned with anything to do with hosting and the server except for that your site is living and running, a shared account might be better.

~Sovereign

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