Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Web Hosting Should Give You the Features You Need

Are you tired of me talking about web hosting and finding a web hosting provider yet? That was a rhetorical question, you really don't have to answer.

I was just thinking about how important it is to find the right web hosting company, because I got a call yesterday. I put together a website for a choral group, and now they want to be able to sell their CD online through the website. The problem is, I am going to need to figure out how to make that work, because I've never set something like that up before. They want to know how much it's going to cost to set it up, and I'm wondering if I can even do it. That means lots of research - so if any of you are already selling things online, please let me know what you do, how much it costs, how much work it is, whatever I need to know.

If we had some kind of ecommerce web hosting with the host they chose, I would think it would be easier, but they didn't ask me. Not that I know a lot about web hosting services, but I have been doing research on that. I really would have appreciated a little more than ftp access and FrontPage extensions. Really. For starters, it would be nice to be able to have a blog on the site, so the director or secretary or board president could post updates, without having to go to a different site or send their members to a different site. Nope, we don't have that either.

So, if you're looking for a web host, and you want all kinds of features and benefits, check out Network Solutions. They have online marketing tools, great customer service, website building tools, plenty of disk space, and more. With a host like this, you won't have to go looking elsewhere for the tools you need to make your website work. And, with their 99.99% UNIX uptime reliability, the site will work.

1 comment:

  1. I remember at one time I attempted setting up an ecommerce site for someone. They were selling polo shirts. It was a lot more work than I thought it would be. I guess the time it will take all depends on the number of cd's they have for sale.


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