With VRP, your database can be stored either on a local server, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both .

Local Server

If you have the infrastructure, a local server is ideal for the storage of your database. Many businesses find that having a dedicated local server is more beneficial than utilizing the cloud. A local server is generally lower cost than cloud server options. You will have complete control over your backup and there is no need for an internet connection to access your files. Local servers are a good choice for small and mid-sized businesses that have the infrastructure and want complete control over their storage.     

Cloud Server

If you choose to utilize a cloud based server there are many advantages. For instance, the sky’s the limit for storage and it is incredibly easy to expand without additional infrastructure. The VRP POS system saved to the cloud is accessible just as it is with a local server, from anywhere at any time. Cloud servers are not susceptible to disaster situations and may help keep your business going when a disaster does strike.


When you choose a hybrid Cloud/Local server configuration you are getting the best of both worlds. The flexibility and expansion options of a cloud server and the close proximity of a local server.

Regardless of where you store your database, the Visual Retail Plus suite of services is always there when you need it. Choose the best fit for your business with our wide variety of customizable options. No matter the size of your business, whether you are an eCommerce enterprise or a brick and mortar location, VRP has the ideal package for your business. When you choose VRP you can finally relax and focus on your business and not the details. Contact Visual Retail Plus today for more information and to schedule a free demo.