In this article, we will show you how to create a webshop using OpenCart. OpenCart is a free online store and management system for managing online sales on the site. It relies on PHP and uses MySQL database. It allows you to quickly and easily launch your internet store with numerous settings, it is easy to use, optimized for search engines and visually appealing to your potential customers.
When we talking about features, it is necessary to mention the following:
- It is open source with free documentation
- You can add an unlimited number of products, categories, and manufacturers
- You can use multiple currencies
- 20+ Payment Gateways
- 8+ delivery methods
- Product score
- Automatic image resizing
- Visual templates can be added
The fastest way to install OpenCart is from Softaclous and cPanel
OpenCart can be installed manually by downloading the installation package, unpacking and connecting to the database … but if you use our hosting services, it’s enough to login to cPanel and search for Softaculous.
Softaculous is an application you get with cPanel of our hosting and allows you to quickly and easily, in few clicks, install and run the site you need.
When you open Softaculous, search for OpenCart and click on the install button:
The advantage of the Softaculous application is that the entire process will be done automatically, while on your side it will only be necessary to enter basic information.
You can choose the latest version of OpenCart. For internet protocol (http:// or https://) choose the one you need. It is recommended to use https. Please note that in Adriahost with Busines or Busines Plus hosting package, you get a free SSL certificate.
If you have multiple domains, pay special attention to selecting the right one in the Choose Domain menu.
Also, pay attention to the In Directory field, where if you leave a default value (ocart2 in the picture below) your internet store will be installed on your-site.com/ocart2. If you want to install the site at the root of the domain (here: your-site.com), keep this field blank.
All other information can be entered as desired. It’s only important to note or remember your username and password for administration, otherwise, you will not be able to access to your site.
There is also basic information about your company that you can enter:
After the installation, which is quickly completed, you will also get access links for the site and the administrative part of the store. The access link to the administrative part is created using the following model:
Examples of the OpenCart store
British Red Cross (Gift Shop)
What do you need for the OpenCart store?
To start the OpenCart store, you need a bit of time to set up, a good hosting and address for your site. If you already have a hosting with us, you only need to register a new domain (if you do not want to use an existing domain or subdomain).
In case you do not have a hosting, you can order new hosting for your online store here: Hosting for web store. You can order a domain for your store on the following page: Domain for web store. For whatever else you may need, feel free to contact us.