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DesignCart's online shopping carts do not require you to change hosting companies because they have an incompatible hosting platform.
A hosting platform is the software used on the server that hosts your web site. There are two major platforms out there, windows and some version of Linux. With some online shopping carts which one you are hosted on matters. This is because the shopping cart software is written in a programming language that requires certain features to be present on the server. These features are provided by the software that makes the server a server.
The benefit of using our shopping cart software is that you can choose any hosting company that you feel is best for your needs. Plus, as often happens, when you decide to change hosting companies, you are not restricted to where you can host your online business. This makes it possible for you to choose a hosting company based on cost and the features they offer not the software that they run on their servers. Ultimately this will save you money because hosting companies will charge more for hosting on servers that have the features you happen to need.