Almost any Web host will tell you that it’s able to handle e-commerce. Take these claims with a grain of salt: E-commerce is a special application and mistakes or problems can upset your customers and hurt your business. First find a Web hosts that takes online security seriously, and then compare their e-commerce systems. Many e-commerce software vendors partner with hosting services. When you find out which software a host uses, visit the vendor’s site and familiarize yourself with the product.