Knowledgebase: E-Commerce

E-Commerce Hosting FAQ

Posted by on September 09 2015 01:38 PM

Q: Which shopping carts are supported on your E-commerce hosting plan?

A: If you have your own preferred shopping cart program, you can install it on your E-Commerce plan. However, we do offer one-click installations of the following shopping carts: Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart, PrestaShop, and ZenCart. We have an extensive list of video tutorials for getting started or managing all of these shopping carts: Shopping Cart Tutorials

Q: Which operating system does the E-commerce plan use?

A: Our E-commerce hosting plans are currently only offered on Linux servers.

Q: Can I use FTP to connect to my site?

A: We block port 21 because FTP transmits data over plain text, which does not comply with PCI Compliance. To access your site, you must use your SSH user with an FTP client that supports SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).

Q: Do you include merchant processing services?

A: Yes! We have partnered with Host Merchant Services to offer merchant processing to our E-commerce customers. When you sign up, you will get a discounted rate for being a HostMySite customer. More information can be found here:

Q: Do you include PCI security scans?

A: Yes! You can get a free PCI compliance scan on your E-commerce website from our partner company, Host Merchant Services. You can find more information on this special offer on their website:

Q: Do you include an SSL certificate to secure my site?

A: Yes! If you wish to utilize an SSL on your E-commerce plan, please contact our billing team to apply the appropriate promotional code to your SSL order.

If you have any further questions that were not answered in this article, please contact us.

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