I can't seem to find out what level of hosting I'll require for a WordPress e-commerce website. (yes, I realise this will vary based upon a heap of factors but I'm looking for some ballpark ranges for each factor)
I'm thinking about such plugins as WP e-Commerce, Shopp, etc... for instance all those mentioned in http://mashable.com/2011/06/16/wordpress-ecommerce-plugins/ ! (tips with direction there would be nice... but perhaps I just need to research more first, or maybe later create an entirely new question for that instead!)
This isn't a massive store I'm talking about, I'm referring to the e-Commerce twin of your typical business brouchure site (the sort of thing which would easily be fine on your standard decent shared hosting provider if it was non-e-commerce). So just a handful of products, few dozen at the very most.
So, should I go for a good shared host still (I've been using Hostgator for websites in the past) or go for a VPS? (and if VPS, what level of VPS?!) I'm quite sure a dedicated server is way over the top for what we need (plus I don't expect my client's budget would stretch that far, they're a non-profit).
I'm just trying to get a handle on the starting point, for instance even when I look around with Zen Cart, Magneto, etc (which can be "integrated" with WordPress and would be the next step up) they don't seem to be clear with what is the minimum starting level for a small low traffic site is. Although I'm sure it would be at least a VPS, and shared hosting is out of the question entirely!
Thanks in advance! :-)