In the last post I went over the details of how to get a shopping cart that’s hosted on your own site. Today, I want to show you the possibility of getting a remotely hosted shopping cart.
So what is a remotely hosted shopping cart? It is simply a shopping cart that’s hosted on someone else’s server. For those of you who are not very computer-savvy and don’t want to hire someone to set up your shopping cart, a remotely hosted shopping cart is probably better.
Generally, getting a shopping cart on a remotely hosted server is more expensive. But, if the shopping cart is not on your server, you will not have to pay for an SSL certificate or a payment gateway.
Personally, I think a shopping cart on your own server is better and more professional, plus you have full access to your cart and can customize it exactly the way you want. But, if you are just starting out, and don’t want to deal with all the work involved in hosting it yourself, remotely hosted carts may be best.
Some remotely hosted stores are free, but they usually do not have near as many features as the ones you can pay for. Here are a few options you may want to look into: