Ecommerce web hosting is an affordable web hosting service wherein a host provides business websites with the resources to serve it up on the world wide web in the most efficient manner possible. The host allots web space to a website on its server depending upon the amount of web logs to be stored and the services the website needs to offer. This web hosting plan has the same functionalities as any other web hosting plan, but in addition offers the capability to accept, process and confirm orders on your hosted website.
The plan usually includes templates for creating online stores and catalogs with advanced software for electronic shopping carts, taking and filing in customer orders, secure payment/ transaction platforms and tools for tracking and managing inventory. There are some advanced features like EDI, gathering demographic or other information for marketing purposes and a transaction platform between businesses; that come along with this hosting plan. This hosting plan is the most effective, affordable web hosting service for small sized companies wanting to offer their products and services online. But it is vital for you to know what services your website needs to offer and what amount of resources you would need to run it efficiently, before signing up for a plan.