With local hosting of your shopping cart you have total control over the software and incur no ongoing fees.
The disadvantages of local hosting is that you will probably spend more time installing, configuration and maintaining the shopping cart. You will incur greater initial outlay; will require a secure sockets layer (SSL), which can be costly.
A locally hosted shopping cart is hosted on your own server and is typically a one-time purchase.
If you run into difficulties installing or customizing, most shopping cart companies will help you for an extra fee.
A popular locally hosted shopping cart is Interspire shopping cart. This local hosting cart handles digital products and physical products, and has multiple inventory tracking options. No coding knowledge is needed as you can drag and drop design mode options. It has a full-featured couponing system and comes with free software installation and 12 months of phone, and email technical support. Any future updates are included in the initial price and there is a full 60-day refund guarantee.