If you want to set up an e-commerce site as a new entrepreneur, first you need a good quality domain and hosting. But there are some problems for new entrepreneurs when they do not have any knowledge and skills. So in today’s discussion, we asked “What is e-commerce? And how to buy the best hosting for your e-commerce website? ” I will discuss this issue in detail. So let’s find out.
If you want to know more about domain and hosting, you can read our previous posts. Hope to know the details.
What is e-commerce? (What is E-commerce)
The full form of e-commerce is electronic commerce. Generally, e-commerce or e-commerce is a field of commerce where goods/services are bought/sold through an electronic system (Internet or any other computer network). Modern electronic commerce usually conducts business through the World Wide Web. Such as- online shopping, auction, internet banking, electronic payment, internet banking, etc. are the methods of e-commerce or e-commerce.
How to buy the best domain for an e-commerce website
The first step in creating an e-commerce website is to choose the name of the site you like. Then see if the named domain is empty according to the choice. Because this is the name by which your organization will be known. He is discussed below.
- First, choose a domain name that matches your business product or service. That means trying to keep the domain name brandable
- Do not use any symbols or hyphens in the domain name. Also, select a small and easily remembered domain name. This will make it easier to remember the names of those who visit your site.
- Generally .com domains can be registered between Rs 750 to Rs 1000. Renewal is to be done at the end of the term.
- After registration, take control of the domain (control panel). Domains cannot be purchased from service providers who cannot provide a control panel. If you want, you can buy domains through foreign organizations as well as Bangladeshi organizations.
You can read the previous post to know more about how to choose the right domain name. Then you will get a better idea.
How to buy the best hosting plan for an e-commerce website
For an e-commerce site, the most important thing after the domain is hosting. Basically, the site you create needs a space to keep all the data, files, and useful things running around the clock. And that designated space is called website hosting. If you want, you can buy good quality hosting package from any foreign company as well as a Bangladeshi company. There are different types of hosting. Such as Shared Hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, etc.
Now you can choose between these hosting services. That is the thing to know. This is discussed below.
Shared Hosting: Shared hosting means that there will be one hard disk in one PC. All the space of that hard disk is shared among many hosting users. This type of hosting is unsuitable for e-commerce sites. There is a chance that the server will go down if more visitors come to the site. Usually, you can buy and use this hosting for 100 to 300 rupees (per month rent).
VPS Hosting: The full form of VPS is Virtual Private Server. When many servers are created by sharing a computer with special software or something else, each part is called a VPS or Virtual Private Server. You can use it for e-commerce sites. However, it is a bit difficult to manage and the server is less down like shared hosting. The monthly rent of a good VPS server starts from four thousand rupees.
Dedicated Hosting: Simply put, when a whole computer is used as a server, it is called a dedicated server. And the hosting of this dedicated server is what we call dedicated hosting. Dedicated servers are very expensive. This hosting service is good for those whose website is much bigger and needs more security. Dedicated hosting for e-commerce sites has both advantages and disadvantages. The monthly rent of a dedicated server starts from around six thousand rupees.
Cloud Hosting: When a website is hosted, it is stored on a server. But in cloud hosting the site is not limited to one server. This means that if needed, a combination of different servers can reach the user through cloud technology. So even if more people visit the site at the same time, the server is not down. So cloud hosting should be the first choice for e-commerce sites. However, the main problem here is that about 80 percent of cloud hosting providers usually provide KVM hosting in the name of cloud hosting. So it is better to know about the service of the provider from the users.
Although e-commerce is new in terms of Bangladesh, new entrepreneurs are slowly getting involved with this e-commerce business thinking about the future. So if you want to set up an e-commerce site as a new entrepreneur then I am concluding here with the hope that the above discussion will be helpful for you.