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What is eCommerce hosting?

A successful online store needs to be available to customers around the clock, preferably with pages that load as fast as possible.

For this, a server is needed (also called a host) which safely stores the data from your online store and quickly, flexibly, and reliably transmits it to your customers. With the eCommerce hosting solution from IONOS, you’ll have everything you need to launch a successful eCommerce business. The required software comes pre-installed. This will make it easier for you to Get started if you want to set up a unique and professional web store. Perhaps you already have an online store that’s based on Magento, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop. When it comes to eCommerce hosting, IONOS is the perfect choice.

Speed and flexibility are important in eCommerce hosting. Thanks to hybrid technology and the content delivery network, the pages on your site load quickly and reliably. With IONOS, eCommerce hosting is also easily scalable. This means that you’ll always have the capacity you need to accommodate visitors to your store, even if it expands quickly.

Security is indispensable when it comes to hosting an online store, since customers are trusting you with sensitive data. You need to make sure that unauthorized access to information is out of the question. Besides automatic data backups, a SSL certificate from IONOS ensures encryption during data transfers and increases trust in your online store.

With IONOS, you’ll find just the right eCommerce solution for eCommerce hosting.

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Magento

Magento hosting

The open-source software Magento is one of the most popular solutions for online stores. Magento is especially impressive due to its user friendliness matched to an extensive range of functions. To achieve this, the software uses modules with which you can simply extend your existing store.
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WooCommerce

WooCommerce hosting

With WooCommerce, you can turn a WordPress website into a powerful online store. The advantage is that the plugin is as straightforward to use as WordPress. With the extension, you can manage your online store entirely via WordPress’s backend – so you can see all orders and available stock at a glance.
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PrestaShop hosting

The PrestaShop eCommerce solution can be customized with thousands of plugins. Whether you need SEO support or want to integrate New payment and shipping service providers – thanks to the modular system you can expand your online store without any prior programming knowledge.
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eCommerce hosting: questions and answers

When hosting your online store with IONOS, you have everything you need in one place. This includes the basic framework made up of database and web space as well as the required software, which comes pre-installed. The configuration is specifically tailored to your eCommerce solution. This makes work easier for you, and means you have more time to focus on your customers.

In terms of the hardware, there are hardly any differences Compared to normal web hosting offers. A web store requires similar resources as a normal website, though factors like the amount of data and the number of visitors should be considered. Here, it’s important that the server can grow alongside your requirements. This is easily achieved with IONOS: simply start with a small hosting package and expand the capacities as your customer base grows.

WooCommerce hosting is a perfect solution for those just starting out in eCommerce. The software is easy to use and packs all the most important functions needed for a successful online sales platform. A WordPress website also comes included. In the WordPress backend, you’ll have a good overview of all your products and orders with WooCommerce. Even logistics can be managed from here.

IONOS provides additional support when the Managed WordPress option is enabled by installing updates automatically. This means you’ll never miss out on updates, and security gaps will be immediately closed. The Essential package is suitable for beginners and provides two databases with 2 GB each and 25 GB of storage space. Should your online store expand, you can increase the resources at any time.

An online store runs on a web server. So, if you already have a website, you’re probably already familiar with the basic framework of storage space, database, domain, and SSL certificate. But with eCommerce hosting with IONOS, you’ll start with everything already set up. The software you need for your store is already installed and adapted to the hardware, for example Magento, WooCommerce/WordPress, or PrestaShop. This way, we make sure that the functions of your online store software – product management, payment methods, and shopping cart function – run perfectly.

Since the online store software is already installed, you can Get started right away. Build your web presence with pre-made templates, add the products to the database, and you’re ready to start doing business online. Or simply migrate your existing online store to IONOS. Our experts will be happy to support you.

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