Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools.
Think of WordPress as a Swiss Army Knife. It has a corkscrew on it that will take care of corkscrewing needs. BUT is it as good as a proper sized corkscrew with a turning knob on the top and those little handles on the sides?
Not a chance.
That’s how WordPress is with e-commerce. There’s some great plug-ins and extensions for WordPress that can give you a nice store that will track inventory, transfer payments, and get your shipping sorted out (we’re big fans of WooCommerce). There are even WordPress themes with commerce built right in..
WooCommerce is for selling products and services. Specifically, it makes doing these things affordable and accessible. You can sell digital and physical products, manage inventory and shipping, take secure payments and sort taxes automatically.
You get to keep 100% control over all of your data, support for mobile devices and scalability for your sites.
Getting started with WordPress WooCommerce
To get started, you need three things:
1. A WordPress powered site
2. The WooCommerce plugin
3. A WooCommerce compatible WordPress theme (Optional)
Let’s go through each of these to help you setup.
There are tons of tutorials on YouTube to help you setup.
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OpenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
OpenCart is best suited for people who want to start an online store – most suitable for small and medium sized online stores. It has a lot of features…
- IT’S EASY FOR DEVELOPMENT.
- IT’S EASY TO USE.
- IT’S EASY TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR OPENCART STORE.
- IT HAS A LOT OF DOCUMENTATION, FORUMS, AND ARTICLES.
- IT HAS READY-TO-USE TEMPLATES.
- IT’S EASY AND FAST TO MAKE YOUR SITE MULTI-LANGUAGE
- IT’S SEO-FRIENDLY.
Being the most popular ecommerce softwares in the world, we’ve optimized our platform to allow the best experience possible. In addition to all the features listed above, we also offer 1 Click WooCommerce installation directly inside of cPanel via Softaculous.
We also take security very seriously. Each night we scan accounts for Malware and Viruses and automatically remove any malicious files. This helps keep your website online and your visitor’s safe and secure!
5 Minute Ecommerce Hosting Setup
We pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. A lot of other web hosting companies have dropped the ball offering horrible experiences for many businesses. Our customers love us and you will too!
Navigate to our PelicanHost Control Panel
Login to cPanel
Click Magento or WooCommerce under softaculous
Click Install Now
Fill out the requested information
eCommerce Hosting Features
We realize the need for feature rich web hosting. Nothing worse having to “add-on” things after you purchase your web hosting.
The following features come standard at PelicanHost:
|Free SSL (https) – All domains and sub-domains hosted on our Web Hosting and Reseller Hosting accounts come with free and automatic SSL (https) powered by Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).|
|Cloudflare w/Railgun – Cloudflare offers many benefits including DDOS Protection, Web Application Firewall, Traffic Control, CDN, Website Optimization, and DNS. We also include their Railgun that increases website speed up to 200%. Railgun purchased alone is an over $200/month value.|
|Nightly Backups – We backup each cPanel account once a week and once every night. Along with our integration with Cpremote, customers are able to instantly access their backed up data with the click of a mouse. Restore the entire /home/ directory, email, or a single file without having to submit a ticket!|
|Multiple Versions Of PHP – Many customers want to test PHP 7 on their website, but aren’t sure if all their scripts are compatible. At PelicanHost, you can easily pick what version of PHP you want to run and configure extensions and upload limits all inside of cPanel.|