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  • Cost effective and scalable
  • Easy to set up and maintain
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What is eCommerce hosting?

A successful online shop needs to load fast and be available to customers 24/7. For this, a server is needed (also called a host) which safely stores the data from your online shop and quickly 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, making it easier for you to get started. Whether you already have an online shop that’s based on Magento, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop or you're just getting started, IONOS is the right 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 shop, even if demand grows quickly.

Security is also indispensable when it comes to hosting an online shop, since your customers trust you with sensitive data. You need to make sure that this data cannot be accessed by unauthorised third parties. Besides automatic data backups, an SSL certificate from IONOS ensures encryption during data transfers and increases trust in your online shop.

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Magento hosting

The open-source software Magento is one of the most popular solutions for online shops. Magento is particularly user friendly and has an extensive range of functions. The software uses modules with which you can easily extend your existing shop.

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WooCommerce hosting

With WooCommerce, you can turn a WordPress website into a powerful online shop. The plugin is as straightforward to use as WordPress. You can manage your online shop 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 customised with thousands of plugins. Get SEO support or integrate new payment and shipping service providers. With the modular system you can expand your online shop without any programming knowledge.

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

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 storage 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 to normal web hosting. A web store requires similar resources to 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 resources can grow with 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 with eCommerce. The software is easy to use and covers 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. If you want to expand your online store, 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 start 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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