E-commerce has become fundamental for the vast majority of countries. In addition to being strongly moving the famous wheel of economy, the sector has fostered entrepreneurship in virtually all social classes. Statistics show that the online market has greatly impacted the offline one.

Currently, opening a virtual store has become a very easy and low-investment procedure, especially when it comes to a small business with a small volume of transactions.

But what about when the business starts to work and the number of transactions starts to impact the performance of the site, compromising sales and promotions, and causing customer dissatisfaction, what to do?

Behind the scenes of an e-commerce

The existing structure in an e-commerce, which is often a black box for those who manage a virtual store, depends on a set of resources and services that need to guarantee high availability so that the products are sold at any time of the day.

How it works may change slightly depending on the solution provider, but basically an online store consists of hiring an e-commerce hosting provider. This entitles you to a certain amount of space on a computer server and there is a monthly charge for the service, along with the use of online order processing software.

As for the server, it can be shared with other clients, or in the case of companies that expect a larger amount of transactions, it can be dedicated exclusively to one client.

To ensure payment processing, these providers can help create business accounts to make payment for sales available in different ways, such as credit card, debit card or bank slip.

Some hosting providers even register a company's domain name as part of the package. Ecommerce hosting companies often manage the entire technical infrastructure of creating and maintaining a commercial website for their customers. For smaller companies, this is often critical in terms of costs, as they are essentially sharing the cost of expensive equipment and internet connections with other companies.

Hosting e-commerce on cloud computing

As the number of transactions and customers grows, some aspects become a priority for those who have a virtual store: security, high availability and response time in a sale. E-commerce hosting providers also have these same concerns, however, the shared structure and increased sales can make the use of this structure unfeasible.

The issue of security is not only about preventing the theft of information, such as personal data and credit card numbers, but also about ensuring the high availability of the store and also procedures involving the recovery of operations in a short time.

To have this guarantee, cloud computing has several resources and functionalities sufficient to maintain online business performance, all with a reduced cost, easy access and administration.

  • load balancing

  • backup and storage

  • disaster recovery

  • Autoscaling

  • Security and compliance tools

Few cloud providers offer as many features as Amazon. The list above shows just a small part of what can be applied to your e-commerce project, so it's important to do a detailed analysis of what can be applied to your virtual store.

An important piece of advice before starting your migration to cloud computing is to have specialized support in planning and executing projects in cloud computing. Sky.One has Sky.One in these phases. Get in touch with us and find out more. Keep accompanying us on our blog , with tips and information about cloud technology.

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