For us to install a store for you, you will need to choose a web host and decide on a domain address. There are hundreds of web hosts available and most will work well with our store installation. However, some web hosts are too slow — their server performance is poor because they put too many websites on it and they are all fighting for the same system resources. If a server is getting too much traffic it will slow it down for everyone. Therefore, it is important that you choose a web host that keeps each server running smoothly and manages traffic effectively.
There are only a few web hosts we do not recommend for our store installation (IPage, Fatcow, and 1&1). These web hosts have proved, in our experience, to be too slow or problematic. Also to be avoided: “site builder” type web hosts (these are not full web hosts and will not work for our store installation, such as Wix, Weebly, Shopify). You will need a regular web host that has the basics like FTP access and a MYSQL database. Luckily, most web hosts have these features.
Web Host Recommendations:
An example of costs … Each web host has different rates. Some charge less if you pay a year or two in advance.
For example, pay $5.95 per month with Just Host (to get this low price, you pay 12 months in advance for a total of $71.40). With the Basic Plan, you get 50 Gigabytes of Storage Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, and a Free domain of your choice. If you don’t want to use Just Host or any of our other recommendations above, there are hundreds of alternative web hosts available.