March 8th, 2011, 01:24 AM
E-commerce with paypal/google checkout on shared hosting
I'm thinking of setting up an ecommerce site using drupal and ubercart. I'm interested in using Google checkout and paypal as the payment processors. My site would, initially, not hold any user accounts for customers. Is it considered appropriate to have the e-commerce site on a shared host like 1and1 or Godaddy?
Since we are just starting out and will not hold any customer data (perhaps other than emails) we feel we can can get started on shared hosting.
What do you think or recommend?
March 8th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Of course you can use shared hosting. Note that even if you have stored information you could just buy a SSL Cert. Most of e-commerce sites are on shared hosting plans its not a good idea to start with something BIG like VPS or dedicated server or whatever...
March 9th, 2011, 05:56 AM
You could start with shared hosting plan and upgrade later to VPS or dedicated if needed. Also good hosts provide money back guarantee, so if you are not happy you will cancel the service and get your money back.