My current POS is going EOL at the end of May. I have liked everything about PHP POS in my testing thus far and I am setting up a roadmap to convert to this system in the next few months.
One of the decisions I need to make is whether to purchase the source code and host it myself on my own web server vs. using the cloud version. One of the advantages of hosting it myself is that my shop's website is also run on a LAMP stack. Since the Databases would be side-by-side, I have played with some custom integrations between the two and I have found its' relatively easy for my website to run query's on the POS's database. This would allow me to exchange information (ex., gift cards, customer rewards, order status, etc.).
If we were to purchase the cloud/hosted version, do you guys allow remote connections directly to the MySQL database so I could utilize this kind of functionality? I am *not* running a Wordpress or WooCommerce website so the existing integration offered isn't an option for me. Thanks, just let me know guys. Obviously there are pros and cons to self-hosting vs. going with your hosting and I just need to decide on one.
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