With over 1.6 million downloads, PrestaShop is a popular choice amongst business owners, and for good reasons too. It is an open source e-commerce shopping cart platform, meaning it’s open to the community to develop, design, and contribute to the advancement and improvement of the platform. PrestaShop can be accessed from any web browser, giving you the power to manage your account from anywhere in the world.
PrestaShop features a highly secure environment that is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS). This means that the platform processes, stores, and transmits credit card information in a secure and encrypted environment. The PCI regulations ensures that online businesses can function and be trusted. PrestaShop is also SSL or Secure Sockets Layer Certified. This means that information and communication over the internet is secured, such as sending user form and checkout data. This is critical in protecting both business owner and customers during transactions. On the business owner side, PrestaShop features strict security rules and offers secure access to your data such as a unique URL known only to the account owner. And furthermore, all passwords, both you and employees, are encrypted as well as customers.
Getting started with PrestaShop is easy, but first and most importantly, is choosing the right business web hosting provider. You want to choose a hosting company that is reliable, trustworthy, and that you know can handle high volumes of traffic without making your site crash.