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Old 12-17-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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I'm putting up a new site and am looking for a good server that offers a free shopping cart where I can hack the CSS and customize it's look... or something that just has various options in the look. It's a very small site with a very small store. This is my first time with this.

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Old 12-17-2010, 05:07 AM   #2
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there are many free shopping carts i use prestashop by preference
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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If I read your post correctly you're looking for a host with free shopping carts?
If so, here are two that we use and can recommend with fast servers.. They both have Softaculous and Fantastico in their cpanels that have free shopping carts. Hostmantis seems to be the fastest and both host have excellent prices. Prestashop is also good.

Hostmantis http://www.hostmantis.com

KVCHosting http://www.kcvhosting.com
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:57 AM   #4
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Thanks!
I looked into Prestashop but i don't want to bother with php or mysql to make the data base.

Just to clarify, I have an existing site already that I'm going to put up. Want to add a cart to it, as opposed to building it around the cart, and need to be able to customize it's look.

Both hosts looked fine. What's up with kvc offering free hosting for 300MB and under?
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:03 AM   #5
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If I read your post correctly you're looking for a host with free shopping carts?
If so, here are two that we use and can recommend with fast servers.. They both have Softaculous and Fantastico in their cpanels that have free shopping carts. Hostmantis seems to be the fastest and both host have excellent prices. Prestashop is also good.

Hostmantis http://www.hostmantis.com

KVCHosting http://www.kcvhosting.com
Also, being new to this i'm figuring out the structure of what i get with a server. I'm unfamiliar with cPanel. As I understand it, this is where I control certain aspects of my site, and through it, among many other things, I can access a provider like Softaculous to install a shopping cart like zencart? I imagine I'll get a better pic when I start but am I close to understanding this or am I off?
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:16 AM   #6
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Cpanel could be the heartbeat of your site on a server. Pretty much everything is in there to run your site per say an Admin Panel.
In the cpanel it will have many options, if you go with a good host like the ones I gave you, it will have Softaculous which has a lot of things you can use on your site. Several shopping carts, forums, image galleries, etc. Usually just a click and it self installs for you. I know in the Hostmatis and KVCH cpanels they also have a lot of videos to show you how to do everything.
We use over 30 hosting companies and those are the best two at the prices and they have excellent support and fast servers.
Personally I would go with Hostmantis because they're not unlimited and you know up front what you're paying for. I am no way affiliated with either except clients hosted with them. Google the reviews on them.
I would pick a host that best fits your needs. Contact the host and ask them questions until you find one that suits your needs best.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:52 AM   #7
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if you go with a good host like the ones I gave you, it will have Softaculous which has a lot of things you can use on your site. Several shopping carts, forums, image galleries, etc. Usually just a click and it self installs for you. I know in the Hostmatis and KVCH cpanels they also have a lot of videos to show you how to do everything

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Old 12-25-2010, 12:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Really helped me figure out what to look for.
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