osCommerce Web Hosting

Todhost web hosting comes with free osCommerce that can be installed with few clicks. You can easily setup your website with osCommerce application without any knowledge of coding required using the software section of our web hosting control panel.

Our web hosting features fully adheres to all osCommerce hosting system requirements and compatible with latest version.

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Now fully compatible with latest osCommerce version!

What is osCommerce

osCommerce (“open source Commerce”) is an e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed. It is available as free software under the GNU General Public License.

osCommerce MS2.2 provides a basic set of functionality that meets the common needs of online businesses. By taking this approach osCommerce has avoided the pitfalls from which many applications (including its own forks) historically suffer; too much functionality, requiring an overly complex implementation.

Beyond the basic functionality, osCommerce is able to be augmented, via either community-supplied add-ons or custom code, meaning that it can be customized to meet the specific needs of any business.

The following is a list of key features of osCommerce as stated on the osCommerce site:

Compatible with PHP 4 and MySQL – easily portable to version 5.
Compatible with all major browsers.
Multi-lingual English, German and Spanish by default.
Automatic web-based installation.
Unlimited number of products and categories.
Automatic setup of e-commerce payment systems: Authorize.net, 2Checkout.com, iPayment.de, PayPal.com, PsiGate.com, SECPay.com, and TrustCommerce.com; Many other add-on ecommerce payment systems, off-line (manual) credit card payments) and on-line payment processing.
Multi-currency support via manual update from exchange rate server.
Support for dynamic images (one image per product).
Supports physical products as well as product downloads.
Web-based administration module.
Database backup and restore.
Temporary and permanent shopping carts.
Secure transactions with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) support.
Many shipping options including by weight, price, or destination.
Real-time shipping quote integration with UPS, USPS.
Zone-based shipping options as well as a free shipping option as part of Order Totals Module.
Full tax functionality, included compounded taxes, different zones for different products.

Also read: osCommerce Installation and Initial Setup

Why Use osCommerce

osCommerce is a free, open source software used to create e-commerce websites. By default, your web hosting will come with a free osCommerce installation that can be installed with simple clicks.

Why Use osCommerce for e-Commerce Development

Here are the good things that make osCommerce good for the development of an ecommerce website.

Easy installation of osCommerce;
Unlimited number of items;
Unlimited number of categories;
Multiple Languages;
Custom Currencies;
Custom taxes and shipping modules;
Optional secure shop (requires usage of an SSL certificate);
Multiple payment gateways. You can download and install additional payment modules
'Best selling items' category;
Ability to add Search engine friendly (SEF) URL's;
Option to backup and upgrade the osCommerce system;
and much more...

We shall now look in detail, the benefits of osCommerce for e-commerce development:

There are many benefits of Oscommerce development to know including the features listed above and they all support the case for osCommerce as an e-commerce development tool. We shall look at them in greater detail.

As the name suggests, osCommerce sure has something to do with ecommerce. OsCommerce is an open source ecommerce development platform with comprehensive features to help you take care of all the different parts of your online business.

Its amazing features make OsCommerce customization easier. Many people who wish to start an online store find it difficult to get hands on with this whole online thing. They thus need a website that satisfies their need and makes the entire process stress free. Customization is the only option for them. Generally, customization would have been a difficult task, however with OsCommerce customization has been made simple.

When you have an idea you want to see it turn into reality as soon as possible, even seconds feel like minutes at this stage of the project. Out of the box features of OsCommerce provide for easier and faster OsCommerce development. You might think that such a power pack ecommerce development platform would cost you a fortune.

Yes, if you were using some other paid platforms for your ecommerce development needs, then you would be spending lot of money on your project. However money should not be an issue when opting for OsCommerce development because OsCommerce is open source and so you do not have to incur any expenses for its use. OsCommerce developer will charge you only for the amount of time he/she will put in your project and nothing more. Hence you will need less money for your project.

To start OsCommerce development you will need PHP enabled web server running on Microsoft Windows, BSD, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X operating system. In it you will find support for large varieties of credit card processors and shipping services. When using OsCommerce you do not have to worry about the number of products you can add to your site. You can actually add 10’s of thousands of products.

Yes, these are the many benefits of OsCommerce development, but it does not mean that it does not have any negative sides. They are there, but the advantages of OsCommerce overtake its disadvantages.

Todhost offers quality web hosting for osCommerce shops and SSL certificates for securing their purchases.

Also read: osCommerce Security Tutorial

Why Choose Todhost!

You will find numerous reasons, those we can enumerate and those you will discover during your engagement with us and in the use of our services. However, we have outlined four basic reasons why you will want to use Todhost web hosting services:

Years of Web Hosting Experience

Since 2009 when we started web hosting business at Todhost, we have sustained our quality of service and worked hard to always improve on service delivery. Our web hosting is loved by customers for its reliability, security and all our web hosting plans are carefully tailored to provide the best service. We offer robust and dedicated disk space for web hosting and reseller hosting services and we have set very high standards for web hosting with many unlimited features including bandwidth, emails, databases and add-on domains

Technical Capacity and Customer Empathy

We have been around for years and have seen it all. You can always rely on our strength and technical capacity to support your online business. Todhost understands the needs of customers and so we stop at nothing to offer additional free services including website backups using R1Soft enterprise backup software, 24/7 support using telephone and our constantly monitored ticketing system.

Trust, Quality and Reliability

Todhost has been providing high quality service with unmatched reliability since 2009. We offer shared web hosting service, reseller web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting and domain registration services. Since 2009, Our clients love our web hostingand you will love it too! Todhost's exceptional performance, experience, commitment, and continuous investment in web hosting infrastructure guarantees Superior Quality Web Hosting services in Nigeria!

Free Transfer Services

We provide free transfer services when you move your site to Todhost. We move your files, scripts, emails, databases and domain name with no downtime.

Key Website Hosting Features...

We place ourselves in the position of customers and offer the best service We see customer relationship as a partnership that requires us never to stop giving excellent service. We continue to make that best efforts that would grow with your business and support it every step of the way? We call it the Todhost Advantage, the advantage of working with the best web host in the industry. Since 2009, Todhost has distinguished itself as a versatile and trusted partner for any serious website owner. The following are only a few points of a large list of reasons why you should choose Todhost as your trusted web hosting provider.

Our web hosting technology is great and unrivalled. We are proud of our services, our clients are happy with us and we believe you too will be happy with using our services.

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