Want to create your very own online store? It’s simple with Evohosting!
All of our hosting plans come with Installatron, the premiere auto-installer plugin for cPanel, allowing you to install up to 60 FREE scripts quickly and easily! This week, we’ll be highlighting one of these free scripts, osCommerce, an ecommerce and online store-management software program.
osCommerce makes setting up, running, and maintaining online stores fast and simple!
Some of the features offered by osCommerce include:
osCommerce’s template structure allows you to easily customize the appearance and layout of your shop AND it supports dynamic images. Also, there are tons of websites offering loads of templates for osCommerce at a range of prices–including FREE!
osCommerce has a lot of different options to configure, so some users may find it a little overwhelming. Thankfully, osCommerce offers excellent documentation available at http://www.oscommerce.info/docs/english/. The documentation has lots of screenshots and is written in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, so you don’t need to be a techie to follow along. If you’re new to online shops, then I would suggest reading the documentation before jumping right in.
If you have a specific question that you can’t find an answer to in the documentation, osCommerce also has a forum which can be found at http://forums.oscommerce.com/ and a knowledge base which can be found at http://www.oscommerce.info/
But the best part of all is that osCommerce is easy to install with Evohosting! Simply login to your control panel, type Installatron in the find box (or scroll down to the Software/Services section near the bottom of the page), and click Installatron Script Installer. On the next page, click osCommerce, create a username and password, and click install. Once osCommerce installs, select admin to login. Once inside, you’re able to start configuring your online store!
So what are you waiting for?
Be sure to check back next week when I’ll be highlighting Magento, another ecommerce platform available FREE fom Evohosting!