Volusion Bandwidth Optimization
If there is one thing about the Volusion e-commerce shopping cart system we wish we could change… it would be the bandwidth charges!
Once your site becomes popular and traffic starts to flow in the bandwidth charges can become a real financial burden. If you do not take steps to control these bandwidth costs they can really eat into your bottom line profits.
When exactly should you as the business owner become concerned with this bandwidth issue? Well, likely it will become an issue for you if your site repeatedly goes over your allotted bandwidth each month. Sure, you can continually step up to the next level service plan (also an increase in monthly expenses) or you can take steps to control of bandwidth usage from the outset.
In our opinion, having operated several successful Volusion e-commerce stores…we would much rather take steps to control bandwidth usage from day one, it is built into every step of our site, this way when a site begins to grow both in size and traffic we are not forced to pay excessive bandwidth charges.
Controlling bandwidth primarily consists of moving every possible resource including images, scripts, videos, etc. to a low cost secure server. This requires setting up SSL on another server and transferring resources to this secure server then making the appropriate changes in your site code.
In a practical sense this type of setup is easy to execute. But we do know what it is like if you are not familiar with the process…it can be a confusing mess of server configurations, SSL implementation and various other confusing and geeky tasks.
Let us help you setup your Volusion store with a bandwidth optimization strategy that is optimized and functional….we will take the time to explain the as much or as little of the process as you deem necessary for you to maintain the strategy yourself if you choose to do so.
Unfortunately it has been our experience that standard tech help for the Volusion staff is lacking in this very important area. On one hand we understand that they have no incentive to help store owners with this as this is a revenue source from the company. Additionally this can be labor intensive and is beyond the scope of the type of help you can expect to receive for Volusion tech support.
With our services we can set this up for you on a one time fee basis that is relatively inexpensive and we will take the time to explain how the system functions so ultimately you can remain in control. If you ever require assistance or help with maintenance we will be here to help you.