Online stores can consist of one of many technology configurations. Each configuration will have a set of benefits and limitations and will be discussed by contacting DD9.
Single Platform Options
Custom Theme with E-commerce Module Upgrade
Pros: Great dashboard for managing and publishing content, no design restrictions
Cons: Reduced e-commerce functionality and reporting
Custom Theme with CMS Module Upgrade
Pros: Extremely powerful e-commerce and customer system, robust e-commerce reporting, easier integration with 3rd party systems
Cons: Clunky/unwieldy content/page management system, design restrictions
Dual Platform Option
WordPress & Magento
Custom Theme WordPress Site w/ Custom Theme Magento Store
Pros: Superb WordPress site & blog with superb Magento store
Cons: Potential for duplicate site contents, duplicate admin dashboards, split database of users (Magento customers, WordPress users), design restrictions, additional development expense.
E-Commerce Support Products & Services
Website hosting account on DD9 server for up to 500MB, standard bandwidth requirements and email forwarding.
SSL Security Certificate
To facilitate secure e-commerce functionality, you will need a security certificate to be installed on your hosting account.
Dedicated IP Address
By default, domains hosted on DD9 servers will use a shared IP address. SSL certificates, server-to-server firewalls and other web applications require your domain to have a unique IP address.