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OpenCart Hosting – Web App Overview

As a free, open source software, OpenCart is a well-crafted and customizable shopping cart solution

This online store management system has a self-hosted marketplace of extensions and tools to power up your online store.

Navigating the interface is relatively easy, however, doing some upgrades and mods may require some basic know-how on PHP, MySQL database, and HTML.

Who uses OpenCart?

OpenCart is a go-to e-commerce app for seasoned web developers who are in for an easy-to-modify interface and for merchants who want to launch an online shop such as:

  • Clothes & Apparel
  • Tech & Gadgets
  • Food & Beverages
  • Automotive
  • Themes & Templates
  • Furniture & Home accessories


  • Administrator Dashboard
  • User Management
  • Multi-Store
  • Options, attributes
  • Affiliates
  • Discounts, coupons, specials
  • Backup and restore
  • Unlimited Categories & Products
  • Downloadable Products Ready
  • Product Reviews & Ratings
  • Reward Points
  • Filters
  • Multi-currency & Multi-lingual
  • Turn mail to your advantage
  • Payment Gateways
  • Recurring payments
  • Shipping Methods
  • Sales reports
  • OpenCart Extensions
  • Extension installer
  • Marketplace
  • Responsive & SEO friendly
  • Marketing
  • Product Feeds
  • Guest and Registered user Checkout
  • Marketplace for third-party extensions
  • MVC-L architecture
  • API

Check the Feature page for further details.

A closer look at OpenCart

The Store Front:

The Admin interface:

OpenCart is currently on v.

Go to the demo page and find out first-hand how the store front and backend work.

Websites using OpenCart

Out of 390,000+ live websites that are using OpenCart, 5,500+ are located in Australia. (source:

A list of some OpenCart-built online stores:

Hosting Requirements

These extensions must be enabled:

  • Web Server (Apache suggested)
  • PHP 5.4+
  • Database (MySQLi suggested)

Required PHP libraries/modules:

  • Curl
  • ZIP
  • Zlib
  • GD Library
  • Mcrypt
  • Mbstrings
  • Xml

Getting started with OpenCart

You can install the OpenCart app directly on Hosting Cloud via the One Click Application Installer.

Or, visit the website and download the app from there. Just follow the installation guide.


Publisher: OpenCart
Category: e-Commerce
Initial release: 1999
Language: PHP
Dev/s: OpenCart Limited
License: GNU / GPL
Price: Free

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