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A Small Orange Community Newsletter May 2013

What is Business Hosting?

WhatIsBusinessHosting If you’re running a small business, you have particular needs for web hosting. You need to be able to handle a high volume of visitors. You need to be able to offer a robust, flexible, and secure online store. You need your site to be so reliable that you can direct customers to it day and night and be certain that it will be up. For small businesses, A Small Orange offers customized hosting services that are designed with business needs—that is, your needs—in mind.

Here are a few features of our business plans that stand out:

A Free SSL Certificate—SSL, an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is essential to web security. In order to use SSL, which is a requirement for anyone who wishes to transmit secure information, like credit card numbers. You can request a SSL Certificate through cPanel, so it’s simple to get your web security up and running.

A Dedicated IP Address—A dedicated IP address is a prerequisite for a SSL Certificate. It also gives you greater control over your website, including the ability to access it directly via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

PCI Compliant Servers—The Payment Card Industry (PCI) is an organization that was created by the major credit card companies to establish standards for secure financial transactions online. The PCI DSS (Data Security Standard) is a set of requirements one has to adhere to in order to be trusted with credit card data. Our business hosting servers are regularly scanned for PCI compliance, which will give you peace of mind as you take credit card orders online.

Cloud-based Infrastructure—By hosting your site in the “cloud,” or a group of interconnected servers, you will reduce the risk of site downtime. Our business plans are made for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to small businesses to enterprise-level plans. With our help, you can both start a successful online business and upgrade your site as your business expands. With built-in support for e-commerce, our business plans are designed with your needs in mind. Need web hosting with exceptional customer service?   Check out all our hosting plans here.  Photo via Mack Male

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