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osCommerce 4.x

shopping cart



New PayPal Module (Latest API 2.0)

osCommerce 2.2

osCommerce 2.3

Shopping cart customizations


PayPal Express

APM (Alternative Payment Method)

Standard Variant

Advanced Variant



Front End

Install osCommerce for Me

Let me install myself

Multiple sales channels

Single active sales channel

Installation on your own server

Assigning theme to sales channel

Deleting sales channel


App Shop

Adding Free Module

Admin Area

Adding Paid Module

Installing Module

Opayo Pi Module

Development Mode

Email Verification Before Registration

Managing Languages

Managing phpMussel

Managing Orders

oscommerce.com account

Creating Manual Orders

Managing Customers

Managing Customer Groups

Managing Brands

Managing Categories

Managing Filters on Categories

Managing Products

Managing Stock

Assigning Products and Categories to Front Ends

Assigning and Moving Products to Categories

Managing Default Sort Order on Product Listing and Category

Managing Cross-Sell and UPSell

Managing Reviews

Managing Attributes

Managing Product Groups

Managing Properties

Managing Suppliers

Managing Warehouses

Managing Sales Statistics and Purchase Report

Managing Stocktaking Costs

Managing Deleted Orders

Managing Coupons

Managing Virtual Gift Cards

Managing Sales Price

Managing Giveaways

Managing Featured Products

Managing SEO

Managing Meta Tags

Managing XML Sitemap

Settings of E-commerce Tracking for Google Tag Manager

Setting up GA4

Managing Pages

Managing Menus

Assigning Theme to Sales Channels

Deleting Sales Channels

Managing Translations

Managing Email Templates

Managing Catalog Pages

Managing Shipping Modules

Managing Payment Modules

Managing Order Structure

Managing Socials

Managing Extensions

Managing Managers

Managing Access Levels

Managing Back End Menu

Managing Configuration

Mail Sending via SMTP

Setting up SMTP

Status Groups

Order Statuses

Comment Templates

Stock Indication

Notify Me when in Stock

Stock Delivery Terms

Cross Sell Type

Cache Control


Managing Countries

Managing Counties and States

Geo Zones

Managing Cities

city settings

Postal Codes

Managing Taxes

Managing Currencies


Viewing Who is Online

Managing IP Restriction

Error Log Viewer

Creating Installation

Address Formats

Image Settings

Sales Tags

Managing Front Ends

Managing App Shop

Going Live with osCommerce

Affiliate Module

Awin Module

B2B Module

Business To Business module

Bazaarvoice Module

Managing Blog

Collection Points

Managing Competitors

Customer Code Module

Customer Modules Module

Customer Multi Emails Module

Customer Products Module

Delayed Despatch Module

Delivery Options Module

Fraud Address Module

Frontend Session Module

Invoice Number Format Module

Maximum Order Quantity

Merge Customers Module

Merge Orders Module

Minimum Order Quantity

Neighbour Module

One Trust Module

Order Flags and Markers

Pack Units

Covered by Coupon Module

Klarna Module

LiqPay Module

Mollie Pay

Pay360 by Capita Module

pxPay Module

RBS WorldPay Module

Tyl by NatWest Module

Personal Catalog

Personal Discount Module

Product Bundles

Product Collections

Product Easy View

Product Global Sort

Product Ignored Payment Methods

Product Ignored Shipping Methods

Self-hosted vs Hosted by osCommerce

What is osCommerce? Effectively, it is a plenty of source code in PHP files + design + the database. 

The latest hosting requirements for osCommerce can be always found in the osCommerce Wiki here:


And so, what is the best way to proceed with osCommerce - to host it yourself or let osCommerce host it for you?

For the last 20 years that was not a question, really. osCommerce was always distributed as an open source Ecommerce solution, and you were supposed to deal with the hosting yourself. It often involved a so called "shared hosting" for the beginner online shops. As the business would grow, so would the hosting requirements. Resuling in osCommerce moving to dedicated server, and sometimes - multiple servers connected in a cluster, with load balancer, etc. Then came the Cloud, and it became possible to host osCommerce in a Cloud, and scale it accordingly. 

Nowaday osCommerce can be hosted in several different ways:

  • VPS hosting - virtual private server - that allows safe and secure hosting of an osCommerce online shop for a very reasonable price 
  • Cloud hosting - similar to VPS but with cloud hosting specifics
  • Dedicated server(s) hosting - more traditional way to host Ecommerce websites, good for medium to larger businesses    

osCommerce can be hosted by the merchant or osCommerce developer on the hosting account of their choosing.

However, as of the launch of osCommerce v4, we have started to offer osCommerce's own, managed secure Ecommerce hosting services!

This is a totally new proposition and may be a solution in case you need a reasonably-priced reliable managed secure Ecommerce hosting solution. It doesn't come with great many hosting features as such, but it is fully optimised for Ecommerce (or, rather, osCommerce), allows to install an SSL certificate, and you can even add emails as an optional extra. 

The best thing is that you have peace of mind that whatever happens, the server will always be compatible with the latest stable osCommerce version, and will be always up to date with security and performance patches.

The choice is yours, and now you FINALLY have that choice!

You can further discuss it on our Forum