E-Commerce and VPS Hosting
You will eventually want a VPS hosting provider when your online business grows large enough to surpass the limited resources offered by shared hosting plans. When you are an e-retailer though, it may be a good idea to start out with VPS anyway. This is because share hosting plans do not offer dedicated IP addresses where you can get what are called SSL Certificates.
SSL Certificates are the perfect way to assure customers that their personal information, including their credit card numbers, will be kept safe. An SSL Certificate is simply a piece of software that encrypts all the information moving around the certificate holder’s website. This means that information that is exchanged between the e-retailer and the consumer cannot be accidentally or intentionally overheard by a third party.
Shared IP addresses are great when you are not sharing sensitive information between parties. The problems come in especially when a monetary transaction is to take place. If consumers get prompted by their browsers that you do not have an SSL Certificate, most times they will leave.