There are a wide variety of hosting companies available to choose from, and they can vary greatly in price and what is offered. I recommend (and use) Host Gator as a hosting provider for any WordPress blog or informational site, although I can work with any hosting provider for custom designed sites.
Hosting for E-Commerce & Pre-Made Boutique Templates
If you are planning on operating an e-commerce site, I would recommend a host that is specifically suited for e-commerce. These hosts usually offer a built in shopping cart and an easy to use content management system that allows you to update your site without needing any knowledge of HTML. I recommend Shoppe Pro for it’s features, ease of use, and great support. Please note that Shoppe Pro is the ONLY host compatible for my boutique/e-commerce pre-made templates.
Stock Images and Photos
If you would like to use stock photos or images in your website design, I recommend:
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