Spend more time running your business and less worrying about your website with managed eCommerce website hosting.
Selecting an eCommerce hosting provider is a critical decision. The quality of your host determines how well your website performs and, ultimately, how profitable your store is. If your website is painfully slow or crashes frequently, you won’t be successful.
To help you pick the right host, we’ve put together this post on the benefits of managed eCommerce website hosting. In this guide, you’ll learn what to consider when selecting a host, how managed hosting differs, and why eCommerce stores like managed hosting.
Considerations When Choosing an eCommerce Website Host
When starting an eCommerce business, one of the first things you’ll need to do is select an eCommerce web host. You can’t have a website without a host. Or it could be time to switch hosts, even if you’ve been in business for a while. In our post on how to transfer a WordPress site to a new host, we highlighted the top signs you need to change hosts.
Things to consider when shopping for eCommerce website hosting include:
- Price. Select a hosting provider within your budget, but don’t shop on price alone. In the end, cheap web hosting can cost you more with hidden fees or poor site performance.
- Support. Support is crucial in resolving site issues quickly. You must know you can count on your host’s support team for expert guidance and help.
- Growth Potential. Is the host scalable? As your site grows, you might need to upgrade because your site requires more resources. Pick a host that can grow with you.
- Security. What security features does the host include? Look for a host offering superior protection from attacks and automatic threat monitoring and detection.
- Reviews. Check out reviews of the host to see what their current customers say. Review sites like G2 are a great place to start.
For more insights on picking the perfect host, download our e-book, “5 Things To Look For In A WooCommerce Hosting Provider.”
What is Managed Hosting?
Managed eCommerce website hosting is an upgraded version of hosting. It combines the technical infrastructure you need with elevated service designed for eCommerce sites. You can expect time-saving automation like automatic updates and elevated performance.
Managed WordPress hosting from Pressable includes:
- One-click WooCommerce installations
- WordPress environments optimized for eCommerce
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited 24/7 support
- Free managed migrations
- Free SSL Certificates
- Free global CDN
- Jetpack Security with daily backups
- Malware and DDoS protection
- Proactive maintenance
4 Main Benefits of Managed eCommerce Website Hosting
Why do eCommerce store owners love managed hosting? In short, it’s easier and better. Let’s explore the four main reasons you should consider using managed hosting.
1. More Time to Focus on Building Your Store
Managed hosting frees you up to work on the projects that add value to your business. Managed hosting automates some mundane tasks like installing WordPress and WooCommerce or moving your site from one host to another. Look for a managed host that offers free setup or migration services. You also want to pick a partner with eCommerce experts on their technical support team.
2. Issue Prevention
Managed hosting includes all the features you need to keep your site running smoothly. Managed hosting automatically updates your WordPress core, WooCommerce system, and plugins. Regularly updating your system protects your site against security threats and improves site performance. Developers release updates as they discover and address security issues. If you’re not updating your site to the latest version, it could be vulnerable to attack. Look for a host that includes security and performance monitoring. You need to know that your site is protected and running at peak performance. Performance testing is one of our recommended WordPress support and maintenance tasks.
3. Improved Customer Experience
Customers aren’t patient. If your site takes too long to load, they’ll bounce for a faster competitor. Most people can get whatever they want from Amazon or a retailer like Target or Walmart. They expect the same speed and ease of doing business from your online store. Managed hosting improves your site’s performance with optimized server settings, caching, and content delivery networks.
4. Increased Conversion Rates and Sales
The optimized performance of managed hosting leads to stronger conversions and sales. If people aren’t frustrated with your slow checkout page, they’re more likely to complete their purchase and return to buy more. Managed hosting also is more reliable. You don’t have to worry about downtime eating away at your profits.
Builder Better Online Stores With Pressable
Ecommerce store owners have enough to worry about. With managed WordPress hosting for WooCommerce from Pressable, our top-notch service takes some worry and to-dos off your plate. Pressable is optimized for WordPress and WooCommerce. You can trust that your site will run lightning-fast, stay safe from attacks, and be simple to manage. Our intuitive dashboard makes managing your hosting and updates quick and easy. We also offer industry-leading protection for your valuable customer data.
Pressable keeps your WooCommerce store safe with powerful firewall protection, free SSL certificates, daily website backups, and hack recovery assistance. You also get Jetpack for enhanced security and performance optimization.
Ready to make the switch to a better hosting experience? Test out the platform today, or pick a WordPress hosting plan and get started.
Amanda serves as the Head of Sales and Enablement for Pressable. She's worked in the tech space for well over a decade and has spent the majority of that time building/training/leading teams. She loves travel and adventure and when she's not working, you can find her spending time with her family, lounging pool/beach-side, playing tennis, working out, and meeting people/making friends all along the way!