osCommerce Knowledge Base
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution under on going development by the open source community. Its feature packed out-of-the-box installation allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with absolutely no costs or license fees involved. osCommerce combines open source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP web scripting language, the stable Apache web server, and the fast MySQL database server. With no restrictions or special requirements, osCommerce is able to run on any PHP enabled web server, on any environment that PHP and MySQL supports, which includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows environments. osCommerce was started in March 2000 and has since matured to a solution that is currently powering thousands of live shops around the world. Today, osCommerce has been taken to the next level, moving towards an e-commerce framework solution that not only remains easy to setup and maintain, but also making it easier for store administrators to present their stores to their customers with their own unique requirements. The success of osCommerce is secured by a dedicated team and a great and active community where members help one another out and participate in development issues reflecting upon the current state of the project. This has been added to eCommerce Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.