Question: Does a small business need to use a cloud web host?
Answer: No, a small business doesn’t need to use a cloud web host. Unless your small business is a data driven startup or processing a lot of data then a shared web host, VPS, or dedicated web host should do.
A small retailer or any small business that isn’t processing a lot of data should be able to meet their web hosting requirements by using a shared web host to a dedicated web hosting provider. Example: having a small retail business use a cloud host is like a pizza delivery driver using a Lamborghini to deliver a pizza.