samc - 3:52 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Magento has a lot of great features and some great extensions but it's not for everyone. I like it compared to a half million dollar system but..
You have a lot to think about and getting off OSC is a great start. It's not very secure any longer even with all the upgrades to the core you have kept up on :) It's a trap with all the old extensions.. now we are back to having to password protect the admin directory.. renaming it .. Etc. Run Away!
Volusion is not a software, but a platform (like Big Commerce, Shopify, Miva, Yahoo store), so you are asking several questions about a shopping cart. What is your sales volume? How much IT staff do you have? Do you have time to manage everything if you are a one person shop?
Applications you have to host vs. a hosted solution address different needs. Hosted is not going to be as flexible as your own server but then you pay for that in your time.