Getting Started With osCommerce



sucLooking to build an online store for yourself or for a client? If you’re thinking about cobbling together a customized solution with a database and a home-built shopping cart, don’t bother; look no further than osCommerce.

OsCommerce is an Open Source catalog and shopping cart system that comes loaded straight out of the box with a wide range of features. The osCommerce system is head and shoulders above the crowd in terms of functionality and options, and osCommerce is often lauded not simply as an excellent open source product, but as an excellent e-commerce product by any standard. The system embodies a great deal of flexibility, but like any complex application, it also has its share of limitations and peculiarities. In the course of this article, I’ll show you what it takes to get up and running with osCommerce.