Most web hosting companies offer optional features for a low additional cost called add-ons. You can easily live without some of these offerings, undoubtedly, but there are 5 web hosting add-ons that we’ve found are hugely beneficial to every business. With more than 10 years in the web hosting industry, we know the optional features that offer the most value to our customers.
From offering additional security to making your website more attractive to mobile users, these 5 add-ons only add to your website’s value for customers.
5 Hugely Beneficial Web Hosting Add-Ons
Most website owners don’t realize that the personal information they used to register their website is listed publicly in the Whois Database. This means anyone with internet access can find your phone number, email address, name, and even your home address. Clearly, that’s problematic for most website owners.
For $7.95/month, ITX Design offers Domain Whois Privacy. We do this by replacing your personal contact information with our own, so if anyone tries to get your personal information, they’re met with ours instead.
Most users look for the little green padlock symbol in their address bar when browsing the web. It’s how they know the site they’re browsing is secure. Adding an SSL certificate to your web hosting plan is a smart choice for website owners. The GeoTrust 128-bit SSL Certificate is the world’s second largest digital security certificate provider. It’s just $49.95/year to secure your website and give your visitors peace of mind.
Without being optimized for mobile, most websites don’t translate well to the smaller screens and resolutions of mobile devices. Most people use mobile devices to browse the internet, so if your website isn’t mobile friendly, you’re losing customers. For $5.95/month, you can add a mobile version of the website you’ve built to ensure every visitor sees your website the way you intended.
Merchant Accounts for eCommerce
Having a merchant account enables you to start accepting credit cards directly from your website. If you’re running an eCommerce business, this is essential. ITX Design offers low monthly fees, no annual fees, 24/7 support, and no application fee when you sign up for a merchant account.
PCI refers to the Payment Card Industry. The PCI DSS – Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – is a set of requirements and criteria all companies that process credit cards must follow. In order to comply with these requirements, you can purchase the PCI Compliant Hosting Add-On that ensures your website meets the standards for security.