SSL ECOMMERCE HOSTING
If you plan to sell goods, services or downloadable items online, we offer many different store scripts that will allow you to build your online store.
You can add a store to our Standard Hosting account by using the automated script installer or our staff is happy to do it for you. Some of the more popular Free Shopping Cart and Online Store scrips and their online demos are listed below:
PRESTA SHOP : OPEN CART : MAGENTO : ABANTE CART : LITE CART
Building your store can be done using one of the above scripts or if you wish to build a Wordpress website we can install popular store plugins that allow you to add products to any page in your site. In addition our Drag and Drop website builder has a simple means of adding Paypal buy it now buttons to any page.
Do you need SSL Hosting ?
The purpose of SSL Hosting is to provide your customers with an encrypted connection during their entry of sensitive payment information as well as site seal to give them confidence in the transaction. For users that have small stores we recommend using Paypal as your payment processor because they provide an all in one solution that is popular, trusted with secure checkout included so nothing else is required.
SSL Hosting For Larger Merchants
If your going to run a larger online store that will take direct credit card payments for Visa / Master Card / American Express / Discover then you will need :
1. A Domain Name
2. A Hosting Account
3. A Dedicated IP upgrade to your Hosting Account (required for ssl hosting)
4. The purchase and installation of a Private SSL Certificate
5. An Internet Merchant Account (capable of processing card not present online purchases)
6. A Payment Gateway that is approved by your merchant account AND is compatible with your shopping cart.
Merchant Accounts have minimum monthly fees and per charge fees and are generally for high volume merchants that can qualify for the account and justify the added costs. You may want to research which cart you wish to use first and check to see which merchant gateways it is compatible with and verify that you qualify for the Merchant Account before ordering.
Lowesthosting will install your shopping cart or you can do it yourself using the script installer however we do NOT do configuration or customization. These are powerful systems with hundreds of features and options unique to your usage that require initial customization to the look you desire and extensive configuration of various payment gateways, shipping methods, categories, options, and in some cases formatting and importing of existing data. We highly suggest you review the administrative "Store Owner" demos and documentation for each store so you are aware of their requirements. You may want to hire a consultant recommended by the script developers or insure you have sufficient technical skills to get everything setup for your needs.
About SSL Hosting ?
SSL stands for secure socket layer and just means that when you collect credit card or personal information its passed to your server in an encrypted form. Your customers will see the SSL Lock in their browser which insures their transaction is encrypted and safe and a site seal is included that you can display on your site.
For the SSL encryption to work, your server must first be upgraded to a Dedicated IP address instead of the default shared IP address and a Private SSL Certificate purchased, installed and tested.
You can order just the IP address upgrade and purchase and install your own SSL Certificate however its a complex process so we also offer an SSL upgrade package where our staff will handle the ordering, installation and testing. We offer 2048 bit Geotrust Premium SSL Certificates with Site Seal code at up to 44% off.
If you are an existing hosting customer and wish to upgrade your account simply log into your Account Portal and it is available in the Services / My services / upgrade section.
Customers wishing to purchase Hosting with SSL & IP as a package for a New or Existing Domain may do so below:
SSL HOSTING WITH DEDICATED IP & GEOTRUST SSL PREMIUM
| COUPONS CODES: Includes free domain or 2 months hosting credit if using your own domain for first year.
|If ordering new domain with SSL hosting use coupon code freedomain
|If your using your own domain with SSL hosting use coupon code 2monthsfree
|| Signup Discount: (Save 16% - 21%)
|| Term Discount: (Save another 9%)
|| Term Discount: (Save another 14%)
Pricing displayed in months for comparison but billed in annual increments. All services renew at same price.
SSL Certificates are a custom for your unique domain name and are non refundable.