I am going to build a website to sell some product.

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Here is my question,

Which hosting plan should I join in hostgxtox?

Basic, Baby or business plan?

What should I consider?

They may related with credit card. I mean I allow people pay by credit card not just paypal.

Thanks a lots.

Marcus
#build #plan #product #sell #website
  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    I use baby and it does exactly what I need it to do.. And it will do what you are asking for, with no problem..
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Thanks, Margo.
    How people pay by credit card?
    How to set?
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Originally Posted by MilkerFocus View Post

    Here is my question,

    Which hosting plan should I join in hostgxtox?

    Basic, Baby or business plan?

    What should I consider?

    They may related with credit card. I mean I allow people pay by credit card not just paypal.

    Thanks a lots.

    Marcus
    Consider giving StableHost a try for shared hosting or Namecheap works well as well. KingFish58 on WF.

    If you want to use your credit card simply check out via Paypal and pay WITHOUT an account. Namecheap has their own credit card payment processor.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
      Hostgator Baby is cool. Can pay through PayPal or C/Card, very easy to setup.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
        Originally Posted by Fredbou View Post

        Hostgator Baby is cool. Can pay through PayPal or C/Card, very easy to setup.
        And, how would you go about canceling if you decide you don't want later and have it set up on Paypal?
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Thanks all. So what is the different between baby and business plan?
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    The difference between those 2 plans is Toll Free Number, Dedicated IP and SSL. You can add any of those to the Baby plan if you need them later. Of course there a small price difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    Just chat with hostgator support to get more details. Don't forget to read their TOS.
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  • Typically if you're just starting out and only making one site, the cheapest package they have will be all you need. In most cases, the 'business' plans only offer things you don't need anyway (there are exceptions to this rule, of course).

    Good luck with your site!

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
      Originally Posted by Michael Levanduski View Post

      Typically if you're just starting out and only making one site, the cheapest package they have will be all you need.
      Meh. You don't have room to grow if you get the hatchling plan.

      Originally Posted by Michael Levanduski View Post

      In most cases, the 'business' plans only offer things you don't need anyway (there are exceptions to this rule, of course).
      Agreed.

      TO THE OP: I would recommend staying away from HG. I use them myself, but their customer support is sluggish, inept, and hard to communicate with. Additionally, their servers go down..a LOT.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    If you are going to set up an ecommerce site with dozens or hundreds of products, you want to be careful with shared hosting. The host can effectively shut you down when you have lots of visitors, which is the worst possible scenario. They'll use some excuse like "your site was using too many resources." I had this happen in the days leading up to Christmas. Lost a lot of potential purchases...
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielGossage
    You would do best to start with the, 'Baby' option. This will allow you to get used to their site, how it works and whether it is for you. You can always upgrade at a later date if you need to. There are other hosting companies out their so check out their offers. You need to also identify exactly what you need hosting for. Is it a one page website or a full blown ecommece site. This would then allow you to work out what space you would need and whether you are best to share your server or even go all out for vps. Do your homework and as always check out the small print (TOS)
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Ray
    Any of the plans will work, but which to choose is really about limiting your risk. With any shared hosting you are accepting a bit of risk in exchange for lower costs.

    You can limit your risk a bit with the Business Plan - simply because they offer a dedicated IP address for you (you have to request it). Dedicated IP accounts are typically moved off to servers that are not in the main "pool", and are in many cases less likely to see performance issues, in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Thanks all, so Business Plan is not shared hosting ?
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    Business Hosting with them is still shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Ray
    The business plan is still shared hosting - it's more like stepping up a level with a bit more protection, but it's still shared.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    I see. So business plan is shared hosting.
    Any plan is personal hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author lifetalk
    You should be fine on any shared host, basically, if you're starting out. HTML sites and the like use little to no resources so Baby or Business will practically be one and the same.

    If, however, you need SSL support for your site you'll need a dedicated IP which is included in the business plan and available as an optional upgrade on the Baby plan.

    As far as your question about 'personal hosting' goes, if I understand this correct, you're asking for some sort of dedicated resources. In that case, what you're looking for is either a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or a Dedicated Server. As mentioned previously, though, if you're just starting out you won't want any of these and a shared host will more than suffice.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Thanks, so
    What's SSL support ?
    What's dedicated IP?
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  • Do you think you should direct all this HostGator questions to HostGator's support department?
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Use Bluehost. Don't have to worry about packages
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    as an experiment try and do everything "for free". Don't pay a dime for anything until you're making money. So at first you set up a site on one of these free hosting sites. Get a free domain name. Or some kind of ultra cheap 2 dollar domain. And don't pay 1 single dime for anything. That way you can test things out
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