Build Your Own Website Quickly And Easily

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Heather


Building your own website is fun and exciting to do when you don't have to worry about learning complicated website coding or paying an expensive designer.


Business owners and individuals that want to publish a professional and stylish website no longer have be held back by constraints like waiting for their project to get done or having strange errors that waste their time while designing it.


If you need a website to sell items online, you'll require an ECommerce website builder that is PCI compliant, has social media integration, can be easily customized with color schemes and fonts, has multiple categories for different product lines, offers numerous payment and shipping options, taxation tables, easy editing and modifications, basic email filtering for one primary Email address and upgraded services like Email security, Email archiving and Email encryption available through a custom quote.


If you need a flashy website for your business and don't require an online shopping cart, consider a trendy flash website builder which allows you to customize and design an eye catching, multimedia website with a few clicks. This is perfect for artists, photographers, lawyers, entertainment and dining venues, bands and others that want a great website without all of the hassle of trying to design it themselves. A FREE mobile version of your website is included, making your site render correctly on all major Smartphones being used to browse the internet today. Like our Ecommerce solution, basic Email filtering is provided for one primary Email account and upgraded Email services like archiving, encryption and security are available through custom quote.


If you've been waiting to launch your website, now is the perfect time to do it. Our web presence building tools give you everything you need to be competitive on the internet without all of the cost and waiting associated with using an outside designer.


Not sure what type of website builder you need? Then contact us and we can discuss what website building solution would best fit your website objectives.


ECommerce Website Services - The Holidays Are Coming!

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Heather


It might be hard to believe, but Christmas is only 87 days away so there's no time to wait to set up your ECommerce website if you want to do extra business online this holiday season.

ECommerce website services bring your product or services to the world's largest marketplace so you can reach new and existing customers online.

Whether you're selling handcrafted jewelry, body care products, health products, gift baskets, hand tools, electronics, toys, sporting goods, clothing and apparel or custom items you'll need to make sure that you're using a PCI Compliant shopping cart to protect your customer data. Although there are many different shopping cart solutions available today, most of them aren't PCI compliant, which could cause issues for you - the vendor - if you lose a customer's financial or other personal data.

Isn't it hard to build an E-Commerce Website?

Over the years technology has made almost everything easier, including ECommerce website services which are possible by way of a software solution.

Using Saas, ECommerce website owners can easily modify their website layout with different color schemes, fonts and personalize it with their logo. Other management tools give website owners easy access to add, delete or modify products, adjust stock items, upload product photos or even sell products via a digital download.

In addition to easy management and PCI compliance, other features such as Social Media integration, built in SEO, a valid SSL certificate, mailing list management, various shipping methods, multiple payment options including Paypal or your existing Merchant Account, and reporting tools make operating an ECommerce website a pleasure (and profitable) to run. This is perfect for anyone that wants to extend their market reach by overcoming barriers such as physical location and access to a bricks and mortar store.

No matter whether you have a handful or an entire catalog of items you'd like to sell online this holiday season, we can help with your Ecommerce website services. Learn more about our turnkey ECommerce website services or contact us to put your shop online today!

Why PCI Compliance Matters When Conducting ECommerce

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Heather


If you're serious about selling online today, having a PCI-compliant SaaS ECommerce solution is a must in order to protect yourself and your valued customers against data breaches and other threats. Couple a PCI-compliant ECommerce shopping cart with high-availability cloud hosting, and you have a shopping cart solution that can handle the busiest shopping days without a glitch.

At MostHost we utilize PinnacleCart, because of its ease of use, social media integration tools, SEO friendliness built in, multiple shipping methods, easy management tools and most importantly a commitment to compliance and security. Basic Email filtering removes viruses, phishing attempts and other malicious Emails from ever being delivered to your Inbox and lessens the chances of infecting your computer or your computer network, for additional security measures. SSL is also included to assure that your sensitive customer data is safe.

SSL Encryption Is Needed To Protect Customer Information

All ECommerce applications need to use encryption because to do so is to risk customer payment information. If this happens, you could be facing stiff penalties or fines that could wipe out your entire business. Surprisingly, despite this huge issue, PinnacleCart is one of only 2% of shopping cart applications that is PCI-Compliant. This means that 98% of shopping carts currently being used on the internet are risking customer data loss - not exactly a "best practice" as it applies to doing ECommerce. Ecommerce Best practices dictate that vendors provide a safe shopping environment for their visitors and clients. Not doing so could damage your professional reputation at the very least and result in heavy fines and penalties at the very worst.

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If you need proof of just how important being a PCI-compliant online vendor is, all you need to do is a a quick scan through the news. You'll find that compliance problems can cost companies millions of dollars and breaches are on the rise. Don't kid yourself and think for one second think you're 'too small' to face these issues. Indeed, it's the 'little guy' who can least afford to be out of compliance with today's never ending regulations. Additional features, such as Email archiving and Email encryption provide further protection for you and your customer as it applies to FRCP and other federally mandated regulations that must adhered to.

Remove Physical Access By Unauthorized Parties By Moving Services To The Cloud

The next step to securing your ECommerce store is to remove physical access of your data from unauthorized users. This is done by migrating your data to a cloud environment and eliminating sensitive data from being stored on hard drives or laptop computers that can fail, or be lost or stolen.

Removing this risk means that a disgruntled employee can't cause a data breach that costs you money or your reputation. Information stored in the cloud offers an extra layer of protection because data isn't stored locally on a physical hard drive, so if there's a fire or other disaster that destroys your physical computers your valuable data is safe. If you must use physical media such as CD's, DVD's or USB thumb drives, you'll be well served to encrypt sensitive data. Encryption assures that unauthorized people can't access the data stored on the physical media won't be able to view or share it with others. Failing to use encryption for certain documents and information could cause a privacy violation and cause headaches for your business and is recommended as another "best practice" for your Ecommerce solution.

If you've been dragging your feet about implementing a PCI compliant ECommerce solution, there's never been a better time than right now to do it. Please Contact Us for an ECommerce solution that meets your needs - just ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.