Why choose CloudCart?

CloudCart is a SaaS platform - software as a service has many advantages such as security, scalability, regular updates and developments which makes it better than an Open Source software.

Software or platform

To fully understand the two types of software we offer a simple definition of each one of them.

  • Open Source
    Open source software means that you can take the source code of the software and instal it in a different place as a server.
  • CloudCart
    CloudCart is a platform which includes a hardware infrastructure, a server, other software and qualified specialists who look after the security and scalability of all websites.
Hosting and traffic

The Open Source software hosting is shared and you will not be able to handle a lot of traffic whereas with our cloud hosting is more secure and can provide great experience to more customers at once.

  • Open Source
    Open source software is installed on a server that is most often hosted by cheap hosting companies. This however is shared hosting and you have very little of it at your disposal. This makes your store slow.
  • CloudCart
    CloudCart’s hosting is based on a flexible infrastructure of several servers which resources work together in order to provide a stable support.
Secure service

In case of eStore traffic issues, you would be charged an additional fee but with CloudCart your online shop will work great during busy periods.

  • Open Source
    You would need to pay extra in order to expand your infrastructure and reach further business goals.
  • CloudCart
    We take care of all important details like processing images and orders, traffic data and synchronization of all needed information.
Configuration and price

The open source software can be relatively costly when it comes to installation and configuration whereas with Cloucart you would not need to worry about that.

  • Open Source
    The software needs to be installed in a selected environment and you should know how to configure your emails, database or pay a specialist for additional assistance.
  • CloudCart
    CloudCart gives you software with a variety of features and technical support at a much lower price.
Expertise and reliability

Thousands of merchants trust us because they know how hard it can be to configure your online store properly.

  • Open Source
    When hiring a freelancer or company you need to be confident in their experience and reliability. It is important that the software is fully licensed and properly installed.
  • CloudCart
    With CloudCart you will not need to look for good professionals because we have an experienced team which will be by your side at any time.
Technical support

Your online store will always need technical support but with CloudCart you do not need to hire someone else to take care of that job.

  • Open Source
    If you cannot maintain your servers and software you would need to rely on a freelancer or a separate company which will be an additional expense.
  • CloudCart
    With CloudCart you have an entire team which supports both of your online store and the entire platform. You can look leave this part to us and focus on your business growth.
Software settings

The Open source software requires a specialist to set it up, while with CloudCart you have a whole team of experts which are happy to help you.

  • Open Source
    If you choose an open source software, you need to hire a company or a freelancer to set it all up.
  • CloudCart
    CloudCart is always there for you. We have several investors and a number of great professionals which know a lot about eCommerce and would happily share their knowledge.
Less stress

If you stop working with the technical contractor who has modified the open source software, you may lose the technical information about the completed changes.

  • Open Source
    If you change the support specialist, you may not be able to provide information about all recent modifications.
  • CloudCart
    With us you do not need to stress about looking for new specialists and gathering technical information because we constantly expand our knowledge and develop the services.
Easy modifications

With Open Source you can access your files and make changes if you have the appropriate technical knowledge. With CloudCart, that's a lot easier.

  • Open Source
    With Open Source it is possible to modify the theme and adapt the software to your needs only if you have IT skills.
  • CloudCart
    With CloudCart you have the option to change and modify your store in diffrent ways. For example, you can use CSS or JavaScript code for the visible part or API for the Back-end.
Software Update

Software updates guarantee that your online store is secure, competitive and capable to expand.

  • Open Source
    The Open Source software does not get updated unless you pay for further developments, which makes your online store less competitive and unsafe.
  • CloudCart
    CloudCart carries daily updates, our team checks the overall platform performance and constantly improves its technical capabilities and functionalities.

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