Why You Need Your Own Hosting Account

I'm sometimes asked 'Why Do I Need My Own Hosting Account?' and in one word the answer is CONTROL.

There are many companies that offer individuals free website hosting which may be great for a small website such as a brochure page/s but limits what you can do with the hosting account. There are also several companies offering ready made website for shopping carts but they may also limited the amount of download and uploads you can have for free e.g. when you hit a certain limited you have to start paying. These may not always be customisable to your needs and in some cases you may have no control over the checkout process or in some cases the company takes a cut from the sale. There are even some great free hosting platforms out there that offer 'Ready Made' shopping cart solutions but you may see third party advertisements on your shop so basically you need CONTROL.

If you are planning to set up an online store you will need something you control and make the decisions that are best suited to your particular needs. I use Arvixe Web Hosting to host my OpenCart applications as Arvixe are the preferred hosting partners for OpenCart so therefore their hosting is configured to run OpenCart from the word go.

Arvixe can even install OpenCart for you as part of the set up process and they provide you with your own control panel. Not only that but they also give you a FREE domain name for life when you take out a hosting package with them. As if that wasn’t enough you can host an additional five websites on you hosting package. With unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited email accounts, a free domain name, easy control panel and free software installation Arvixe is a no-brainer for me at least in terms of CONTROL.

Post By - Paul Keaveney - Founder of StartOnlineHere.com

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I use open source software to create professional looking e-commerce websites. I started a few years ago when my son asked me to help him set up an online store selling skateboards to support his passion for the sport. I spent hours and hours researching before I found the solution that I now use. Since then I have set up e-commerce websites for several friends and this soon spilled over into paying customers. I started to record videos showing my students how to do each step from a complete beginner’s point of view and I have now set up this course to teach a wider audience how to Do It Yourself and save thousands by building their own online shop.

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