osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop ecommerce 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 exist set.
The services 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 render the project successful.
osCommerce 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.
Features: Although osCommerce is still in its development stage, the available Milestone releases are considered to be stable with the following features:
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