So, you found your niche, registered your domain name, and have built your eCommerce web site. You’re getting results from your Internet marketing efforts but you want more. After some research, you learn that others have seen HUGE conversion increases by adding streaming audio to their web sites. And thus you begin exploring MP3 hosting and what is required for streaming audio hosting.
Maybe you want to produce a live Internet radio show, complete with music? Maybe you want to include a previously recorded mp3 stream of an interview with someone in your niche? You’d probably like your radio program, music, or mp3 interview to open automatically in a web player on your eCommerce website. Maybe you have other ideas? In any case, you need a eCommerce website host that can provide enough server space for your audio streams and plenty of bandwidth to serve them.
Unless your current Internet hosting provider caters to eCommerce websites such as yours, you will likely find that the added bandwidth, storage, and server requirements of sound streaming will quickly exceed what your web hosting provider allows.
Oh sure, you will find there are various free audio streaming hosting services available but there is a catch. Again, sound file size and/or bandwidth is limited. Or you can not be confident the MP3 hosting provider has enough server capacity. Additionally, now your eCommerce web site becomes more difficult to manage because your web site is no longer centralized. And what about technical support when things are not working?
As a savvy eCommerce entrepreneur, You know you need a reliable eCommerce website hosting provider that is capable of serving your streaming audio and meeting your MP3 hosting needs.
So here’s a list of things to consider when searching for an eCommerce website hosting services solution:
* Reliability- If your audio streaming hosting provider goes down, you’re out of business. Thus reliability and uptime are crucial! Make sure your MP3 hosting company has ample streaming audio hosting servers for the number of customers it supports.
* Technical Support – When your eCommerce website hosting provider is not delivering your MP3 streams, you need support now, not tomorrow morning.
* Storage Space – Sound files can require large amounts of space. Make sure your Internet streaming audio hosting provider allows plenty of storage space for your MP3 streams.
* Bandwidth – If your eCommerce website hosting provider can not provide enough bandwidth to deliver your streaming audio without pauses, hiccups, or distortion, your customers will not listen.
As you can see, it is imperative you find a reliable eCommerce MP3 hosting provider to host your streaming audio. And wouldn’t it be nice to get all the eCommerce web hosting and MP3 hosting services you need from one commercial web host for one low monthly fee?