osCommerce is the leading Open Source online
shop e-commerce solution that is available for
free under the GNU General Public License. It
features a rich set of out-of-the-box online
shopping cart functionality that allows store
owners to setup, run, and maintain their online
stores with minimum effort and with no costs,
license fees, or limitations involved.
The goal of the
osCommerce project is to continually evolve by
attracting a community that supports the ongoing
development of the project at its core level and
extensively through contributions to provide
additional functionality to the already existing
rich feature set.
provided on the network of osCommerce support
sites are continually improved to match the
growing community the project has attracted in
its 5 years of operation. Today, this community
consists of over 62,000 store owners,
developers, designers, and enthusiasts, and over
2,700 community made contributions that help
make the project succeed.
utilizes Open Source solutions to provide a free
and open e-commerce platform, which includes the
powerful PHP web scripting language, the stable
Apache web server, and the fast MySQL database
server. With no special requirements, osCommerce
is able to run on any PHP 4.1+ enabled web
server running on Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X,
and Microsoft Windows environments.