When it comes to affordable web hosting and eCommerce, it is important to get cheap web services so that you ultimately have a wider profit margin at the end of the day.
Saving money in the long run on your web hosting for an eCommerce site sometimes means paying a little more upfront. Here are a few things you may want to include in your web hosting package to save money in the long run.
You may even want to register multiple domains so that people can reach your website by any number of proxies. Dotcom is, of course, the most popular, but dot net, dot org and so on will help to bring in more visitors. It is better to have the domain name you want now rather than later when someone might buy it out from under you and you have to buy it back at a higher price.
If you do not want to spend money on a web designer, or you do not have a lot of experience as a designer yourself, then you will want to see if your host has an easy to use web building program that comes with hosting. These programs help you to design a site based on intuition alone, creating in minutes what used to take hours of coding.
Unlimited Hosting Space
There is really no reason for a web host not to give you unlimited space except to make you pay more for it later on. That said, try to find a web host that offers you unlimited space right upfront. You should not have to “upgrade” to unlimited space over time.
Some web hosts will simply sell you space and then ignore you. That is really the last thing you want when first setting up a website. You should be able to have someone to talk to if you need to know about bandwidth issues, technical and maintenance problems and so on. You would not rent an apartment in a building with no manager, so why rent webspace with a vacant office where the customer service should be?