Every business begins with one thing: an idea. And after an idea is transformed into a fleshed out product or service, most new business owners are eager to get their operation out in the world and available to users online. To achieve that, they’ll usually first turn to services like WordPress or Squarespace to build a website. But when their business is specifically eCommerce, their hosting needs may be a bit more complex and require more support. Plus, business owners are typically busy managing inventory, fulfilling orders, and growing their presence, so the last thing they need is to worry about managing an eCommerce website. That’s where Managed WooCommerce Hosting comes in. We’ll break down the concept below.
What is WooCommerce?
While there are a lot of eCommerce platforms out there, WooCommerce is one of the most affordable options for merchants and business owners. It’s a free open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress, which happens to be one of the most popular website platforms. WooCommerce aids business owners in bringing their sites to market quickly, and helps them run efficiently and effectively once they’re there.
What is a Hosting Service?
A website needs a home in the cloud, and a hosting service will provide it. There are a few options to choose from, but the major players for SMBs are GoDaddy and Liquid Web.
What is a Managed Service?
A hosting service ladders up into something larger called a managed service, which is when a company remotely oversees and manages the backend of a customer’s IT infrastructure. Managed service providers often handle many administrative tasks for clients and aid customers in things like migration, managing updates, or random issues that bubble up. A managed service is effectively a third-party provider that offers proactive support for any issues a business may be facing.
How a Managed WooCommerce Hosting Solution Helps You
In fact, Managed WooCommerce Hosting at its core is designed to address common frustrations that occur when running an eCommerce store, and ultimately make it easier to run a business. This starts with creating an enjoyable experience for both store owners and potential customers. When combined with a managed service, WooCommerce can ensure a website runs and loads quickly, as well as utilizes the right software to optimize a customer’s experience. It can also help store owners deploy additional resources across their website quickly without downtime in times of need. Additionally, Managed WooCommerce Hosting provides internal monitoring, as well as seamlessly applies both hardware and software platform updates and security patches. Plus, the service supports automatic updates to both WordPress and WooCommerce applications.
The Value Managed WooCommerce Hosting Brings to your Business
Naturally, an efficient website helps an entire business to become efficient. When owners adopt a managed hosting service for a platform like WooCommerce and allow it to do the heavy lifting on the backend, their time is freed up to do the things they really care about—whether that means testing, developing new features, etc. And if a business begins to take off, Managed WooCommerce Hosting will support this growth by giving owners the ability to scale on the backend.
In short, Liquid Web’s goal in providing Managed WooCommerce Hosting is to help you focus on your goals. It keeps eCommerce websites dynamic, and businesses agile as a result. With it, new ideas can become business realities.
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