I have had actual, real-world experience with both AWS ( Amazon Web Services ) and CloudFlare ( www.cloudflare.com ) as both of these proffer so-called "cloud services". AWS actually harmed the thumbnail images that were originally placed into my X-Cart shopping cart but which will have to be replicated by me. In fact upon speaking with an AWS representative just today, Feb. 2nd, 2016, I extolled X-Cart Hosting for its amazingly fast web page downloading by a significant magnitude over either CloudFlare or my previous Lunarpages web server.
I want now to extol X-Cart Hosting in the following manner: I signed up with X-Cart Hosting as I already had had X-Cart for basic shopping cart function. I am still configuring it, just to let you all know, especially since I must now re-establish all those lost thumbnail images destroyed, deleted by AWS and their S3 "storage" together with their CloudFront function. Still, as I have two (2) X-Cart shopping carts ---- one as a hidden "sandbox" to try out Add-on modules, etc. and the 2nd "main" or "live" shopping cart ------ there was also a "leakage" in Lunarpages web server going from the X-Cart "sandbox" into the "live" or "main" shopping cart and therefore this stituation could no longer be accepted or tolerated as it was an overall corrupting effect and constant distraction. So I arranged to move both X-Cart shopping carts to X-Cart Hosting and away from Lunarpages. Just that. Nothing more. What I didn't expect, however, was that X-Cart Hosting provides a full-service web service!! Didn't expect that. And to my greater astonishment all of a sudden and without any "cloud stuff", all web pages of Relativity Science Calculator ( www.relativitycalculator.com ), including those containing so-called 'dynamic stuff' such as .mp4 and .swf Flash videos, now arrive into my view with amazingly fast viewing. It's lightning!! As in the speed of light for relativity!!
Furthermore, the couple of software engineers who arranged the move to X-Cart Hosting were exceptionally gracious and talented! I mean it! In fact, when I tell folks that I'm dealing with exceptional Russian software folks, who also by the way are superior in English ( almost better than mine ha! ) grammar and spelling, my American friends cannot believe it. But I insist. The Russian software folks at X-Cart are indeed exceptional in all regards of software engineering and communication. I cannot, therefore, extol X-Cart shopping cart and X-Cart Hosting as a web server too much. Really.
In summary: X-Cart is "From Russia with Love!" in all respects of what these folks are all about.
My true advice based upon my real-world, actual experience is to get X-Cart shopping cart and additionally X-Cart Hosting!! Try it! You'll love it! Both of these softwares!!