Almost any Web host will tell you that it’s able to handle e-commerce. But you should take these claims with a grain of salt, because e-commerce is a special application that requires specialized support. Even minor mistakes or problems in that service can upset your customers and hurt your business.
- First, find Web hosts that take 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.