7 Things Top Ecommerce Hosting Companies Offer
Looking to partner with a top ecommerce hosting company?
Look for these 7 things.
1. Threat Prevention
Protecting sensitive data like your customers’ credit card information is paramount. The top ecommerce hosting companies should be able to identify threats before they have the opportunity to affect your site, and remove or deflect them for you.
2. Disaster Recovery
All ecommerce sites have to deal with the unexpected at some point. When that happens, you want to know that you are protected by affordable disaster recovery, and that the impact on your customers will be minimal.
Keeping your site updated with the latest patches is crucial if you want to optimize its performance and security. Top ecommerce hosting companies will identify the patches that are most relevant to you and automatically install them.
In order to provide a consistent customer experience, your site needs to be monitored at all times to identify issues the minute they arise. Look for companies that can offer you availability, performance, and component monitoring. The providers should also offer synthetic transaction monitoring and global URL monitoring.
Don’t settle for any hosting company that can’t offer you round-the-clock administration of Linux, Apache, NGINX, PHP-FPM, Memcached, Redis, Varnish and MySQL.
It’s more important than ever for your ecommerce store to run at its fastest. If your customers have to deal with extended load times, many will quickly abandon your site. If your site doesn’t run fast enough, it may also sink in the search rankings. Top ecommerce hosting companies can offer you tools designed to boost site speeds regardless of what channel your customers are using.
7. Load Testing
This is one feature that really differentiates average hosting providers from top ecommerce hosting companies. Load testing allows you to simulate spikes in traffic to identify potential issues. That way when the traffic is real – around the holidays, for example – your site is equipped to handle it.
Now that you know what a top ecommerce hosting company should be able to offer, find out what else one can deliver. Contact the experts at Tenzing to begin discussing the needs of your site.
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