Jump to content
  • Checkout
  • Login
  • Get in touch

osCommerce

The e-commerce.

osCommerce Performance?


DarkNova

Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I run an e-commerce website and am looking to change my shopping cart program. I'm thinking about going with osCommerce as it looks like it has a huge user base. What I'm most considered about, however, is performance, as I have never used PHP except in small applications, and haven't really seen how it scales under heavy load. My current site gets 10,000+ unique visitors/day, 100,000+ pageviews/day (going through the cart), and it has immediate response when a user clicks on a link. Could I get some feedback as to how osCommerce will perform for a site of this size? My dedicated server is a 2.40Ghz Intel Xeon with 2GB RAM. Thanks for any advice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

I run an e-commerce website and am looking to change my shopping cart program. I'm thinking about going with osCommerce as it looks like it has a huge user base. What I'm most considered about, however, is performance, as I have never used PHP except in small applications, and haven't really seen how it scales under heavy load. My current site gets 10,000+ unique visitors/day, 100,000+ pageviews/day (going through the cart), and it has immediate response when a user clicks on a link. Could I get some feedback as to how osCommerce will perform for a site of this size? My dedicated server is a 2.40Ghz Intel Xeon with 2GB RAM. Thanks for any advice.

 

So far I've had many problems with mine but thats just me................

Link to comment
Share on other sites

osCommerce is very scalable and performance obviously depends on many things. The problems people experience are commonly from lack of knowledge and understanding of PHP/mySQL, website design, and e-commerce solutions as a whole. Before making such a change on a large store that obviously receives a fair amount of traffic daily, I would highly recommend installing and playing with osCommerce first (it's free so there's no excuse :)...) I would also do as much research as I could on mySQL tuning. There are also many tweaks you can make through contributions and just general know-how to get your site to perform better.

 

We run several stores for customers on dedicated servers that receive equal if not more hits then yours and have never had a single issue. It all comes down to testing and tweaking though. If you expect to make the move overnight you are going to be in for a big shock and a lot of problems :)...

 

Many large e-commerce sites use both PHP and mySQL so it will definitely scale to your needs. I would also recommend that if you have never used PHP except in small applications that you either start reading up or find someone who is "fluent" in PHP/mySQL before making such a move as you are. Also, a lot of performance is related to how many bells and whistles you add to the store. So knowing more about your current implementation and what you are looking to do will help people answer your question.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...