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Web hosting companies store your web pages on their specially
configured computers, making your web pages available to people
browsing the Internet.
There are many web hosting companies offer a vast array of different
Most web hosts require that you design your web pages and then place them
on their computers to make them accessible. If you don't want to do all that
messing around with HTML, there are a few hosts that provide a simple
online store builder.
Hosts like these
may not be quite as flexible as other hosting companies, but they do allow
you to get something up and running quickly.
One option would be to use
to build a web store quickly, and then build a separate more fully-featured
site on a second
domain name at another host.
- How much storage you are allowed for your site.
- How much bandwidth (the amount of information transfered into and
out of your site), you get per day/month.
- What kinds of server scripts (programs that run on the web host's
computers), they can support. The most common varieties of such scripts
- What kinds of database (to store information about your customers,
your products, or required to run certain scripts), they can support.
- Whether they support SSL ("Secure Sockets Layer") for securely
transfering information such as credit card details over the Internet.
Please note: You may not need this facility for some ways of
accepting payments, but you generally will
if using your own Merchant Account.
You can find a free guide to choose a web host, as well as a listing of
many web hosts at
Another site that you may find useful is
which allows you to search for web hosts by price, features, etc.
These web sites may also be of interest:
Related pages on this web site:
What To Sell
Setup Web Site
Web Site Templates
Start Affiliate Program
Auctions & eBay
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