Digital Pacific’s business and dedicated hosting solutions are perfect for hosting the wide range of shopping cart applications that are available, but which one do you choose? We can’t really tell you which one is going to suit your business needs best, but we have compiled our top list of candidates below as a starting guide. Our hosting products are compatible with a wide range of shopping carts, including Magento, PrestaShop, WooCommerce and ZenCart just to name a few.
Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. It is one of the most popular open e-commerce systems in the world.
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.
PrestaShop is an alternative freemium, open source e-commerce solution. The software is currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide.
ZenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based and support is provided for numerous languages and currencies.
Magento is one of the fastest growing eCommerce platforms around and the Magento Community Edition is free! Its flexibility and wealth of features are some of the reasons this software has been downloaded by over 1 million users. Magento has placed itself in the market as one of the strongest eCommerce platforms around for stores of any size who are looking for a brilliant shopping cart solution.
Zen Cart evolved from an older platform, osCommerce. It was officially released in 2007 as it’s own system, with a few key features being overhauled. The main points of focus for the team was to redesign the template system and add better core features. Zen Cart is free, user-friendly and open source shopping cart software developed and maintained by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants.
PrestaShop, released in 2007, is a fully open source and free shopping cart platform for your ecommerce website. With fewer shops using this software, it may not be as popular as some other carts, but it definitely has a full list of features that say it is here to stay. Moreover, the software claims to run without major headaches for shoppers, even for those on slower connections, because of its incredibly small size. This cart is generally good for small to medium sized endeavours.