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Shopping Cart Software

AlphaDrive provides its web hosting customers with access to a wide variety of shopping cart packages. Each shopping cart is available using our One-Click Installer in your web hosting control panel. Here we will outline the main features and benefits of each of the e-commerce shopping carts. If you need help understanding shopping carts in general, please visit our Guide to Shopping Carts.

Zen Cart

Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. It is an ecommerce web site design program developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

Zen Cart Features:

  • Easy installation
  • Multiple customer modes
  • Unlimited category depth
  • Multiple sales and discounts
  • Multiple display modes
  • XHTML template system
  • Unlimited extra & static pages
  • Multiple ad banner controller
  • Multiple shipping options
  • Multiple payment options
  • Newsletter manager
  • Discount coupons
  • Gift certificates
  • Featured products
  • Quantity discounts


osCommerce has attracted a large and growing community that consists of over 263,800 store owners, developers, service providers, and enthusiasts who support and work with each other on their online business. To date there are over 6,800 free add-ons to customize osCommerce Online Merchant online stores that help increase sales. osCommerce Online Merchant is an open source online shop / e-commerce solution that has a feature rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no extra costs, fees, or limitations involved. osCommerce offers a wide range of features that allow online stores to be setup quickly and easily.

osCommerce Features:

  • Compatible with all major browsers
  • Multi-lingual
  • Unlimited number of products and categories
  • Automatic setup of e-commerce payment systems
  • Multi-currency support
  • Support for dynamic images
  • Supports physical products
  • Web-based administration module
  • Temporary and permanent shopping carts
  • Secure transactions with SSL support
  • Real-time shipping quote integration with UPS, USPS
  • Zone-based shipping
  • Full tax functionality


OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. It is a robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.

OpenCart Features:

  • Unlimited Categories
  • Open Souce
  • Unlimited Products
  • Free Documentation
  • Unlimited Manufacturers
  • Templatable
  • Multi Currency
  • Automatic Image Resize
  • Multi Language
  • 20+ Payment Gateways
  • Product Reviews
  • 8+ Shipping Methods
  • Product Ratings


PrestaShop e-Commerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. PrestaShop guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers.

PrestaShop Features:

  • Featured products on homepage
  • Top sellers on homepage
  • New items on homepage
  • 'Free shipping' offers
  • Cross-selling
  • Product image zoom
  • Order out-of-stock items
  • Customer subscription & user accounts
  • Payment by bank wire
  • Google Checkout module
  • Cash-On-Delivery (COD)
  • Preconfigured for Paypal
  • Real-time currency exchange rates
  • Inventory management
  • Unlimited languages & dialects
  • 100% modifiable graphic themes
  • Newsletter contact export
  • Alias search
  • SSL encryption
  • View visitors online
  • Customer groups
  • Unlimited categories & subcategories, product attribute combinations, product specs, images, currencies, tax settings, carriers & destinations


phpShop is a PHP-powered shopping cart application. It is released under the GNU General Public License. The primary purpose of phpShop is to provide a simple shopping cart solution that is easy to customize to suit any purpose. phpShop has less features than many other shopping cart applications, but is generally easier to customize if you have a basic knowledge of HTML, PHP, and SQL.

phpShop Features:

  • CSS-based themes
  • Easily integrated with Dreamweaver
  • Shopping cart per visiting shopper
  • Minicart visible for shoppers as they browse site
  • Simple search tool for finding products
  • Category based navigation
  • Show current specials
  • Sales statistics
  • Order management and processing
  • Manage multiple order status types


Magento eCommerce Platforms provide the scalability, flexibility and features for business growth. Magento provides feature-rich eCommerce platforms that offer merchants complete flexibility and control over the presentation, content, and functionality of their online channel.

Magento Features:

  • Marketing Promotions and Tools
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Site Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Catalog Browsing
  • Product Browsing
  • Mobile Commerce
  • International Support
  • Checkout
  • Shipping
  • Payment
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Accounts
  • Order Management


WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing and support solution for online businesses. WHMCS handles everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning and management. With WHMCS, you're in control with a very powerful business automation tool. You will need a License to install and run WHMCS.

WHMCS Features:

  • Billing - Multiple Currencies, Tax Support, One Off & Recurring Invoicing, Quotes/Estimates & Ticket Support Billing

  • Automation - Payment Processing, Refunds, Fraud Checks, Product/Domain Provisioning & Management

  • Easy to Use - Simple & Intuitive Interface, Fast Loading, Quick Setup & Efficient Support

  • Products - Offer Free, One Time & Recurring, Prorata, Custom Fields, Welcome Emails, Stock Mgt & Promotions
  • Support - Integrated ticket system, knowledgebase, downloads, announcements & network issues tool

  • Modules - Create, Suspend, Terminate, Upgrade, SSL Certs, Update Nameservers, Renew & More...

  • Customisable - Client & Admin Area Templates, Order Forms, Language Files & CSS Styling

  • Transactions - Over 50 Supported Payment Gateways, Income/Transaction Logs & Statistical Reports

  • Developer Friendly - Module Development Kits, Action Hooks & a Remote API

AccountLab Plus

AccountLab Plus is the affordable billing solution for webhosters. Easy, flexible, and powerful, it integrates exclusive features and techniques. AccountLab Plus supports over 180 TLDs, unlimited hosting plans, customers and servers. It handles tax, FAQ and support tickets, and currently supports 21 different payment methods. AccountLab Plus works with Directi, Enom, OpenSRS, Planetdomain and ResellerOne for registering domain names.

AccountLab Plus Features:

  • Advanced Tax System
  • Specials
  • Coupons
  • Credits
  • Customer Discounts
  • Rich variety of graphical reports
  • Multiple Admins
  • Multiple Currencies
  • Subdomains Hosting
  • Monitor your servers
  • Supports multiple domain registrars
  • Supports 20 gateways/payment methods
  • FAQ
  • Support Tickets
  • "Who is online" function
  • Comes with 4 ready to go templates
  • Add your own templates
  • Add your own payment plug-ins
  • RTL (right to left) ready
  • Includes 6 languages
  • Easy to translate into other languages
  • Protects your modifications when updating
  • Auto-updateable (through cron-job)


Freeway is an advanced open source eCommerce platform which can sell using methods only previously available in enterprise class or niche systems. Without having to purchase a commercial system and then paying a developer to build a custom installation, Freeway does what you need out of the box. Of course Freeway is great for selling products but it also sells events, services, and subscriptions. From appointments and time based bookings to event ticketing and subscriptions Freeway is the eCommerce platform that does it all. IMPORTANT: While Freeway software is still available, it is no longer being developed or updated, and support is therefore limited.

Freeway Features:

  • Order status and history
  • Recently ordered items
  • Address Book with unlimited addresses
  • Default Billing and Shipping addresses
  • Contact Us form
  • Feature-rich Customer Accounts
  • Order History with Status Updates
  • Order Tracking from Account
  • Forgot Password Email from front-end and admin tool
  • Order and Account Update Emails
  • Fully customisable Order Emails and Invoices with multiple Merge Fields
  • Import customers
  • Auto create passwords
  • Auto email customer to update their personal information
  • Customer ID Cards
  • Barcoded
  • Custom templates

PHP Point Of Sale

PHP Point Of Sale is a web based point of sale system designed to help small businesses with keeping track of customers, items, and sales. PHP Point Of Sale works great for businesses that use cash, check, or account numbers for their sales.

PHP Point Of Sale Features:

  • Quick sales interface
  • Advanced reporting
  • Customer and supplier tracking
  • Multiple payment support
  • Multiple employee support


TheHostingTool aims to provide the next generation in free hosting applications. It provides you, the webhost, near complete automation on everything you want it to do. So that means, signup, monthly posts checking, suspension, and termination. It provides client features, like the client control panel that gives clients the power to manage their accounts. In addition, they can check their monthly forum posts, edit their details, and check announcements. TheHostingTool also has relatively frequent updates and great support from a growing community.

TheHostingTool Features:

  • Direct Intergration with cPanel/WHM (DirectAdmin is included but is unsupported)
  • P2H (Post2Host) Signup/Monthly with support for most popular forum software.
  • Complete AJAX/JS package order form!
  • Fully featured & powerful Admin Control Panel
  • Easy to use and powerful Client Area
  • Basic support center with an entry-level knowledge base and ticket system.
  • The Application Programming Interface (API) allows you to interface with THT in other applications.


CubeCart is a complete ecommerce shopping cart software solution. With CubeCart you can quickly setup a powerful online store to sell digital or tangible products to new and existing customers globally. Established in 2003 CubeCart is a hugely popular eCommerce solution enjoyed by tens of thousands of merchants globally. The included version of the software is CubeCare Litem which places a limit on the number of customers and orders you can have. To remove this limite, CubeCart requires you to upgrade to their paid version of the software.

CubeCart Features:

  • Professionally Security Audited
  • 100% Template Driven
  • XHTML & CSS Valid
  • Unlimited Products, Categories & Images per Product
  • Customer Order History
  • One product in unlimited categories
  • Product Image Gallery
  • Email Marketing
  • Sell Digital & Tangible Goods
  • Inventory Stock Control
  • Multiple Tax Classes
  • Tell a Friend
  • Spambot Flood Protection
  • Product Search
  • Multi Currency Support


TomatoCart is open source shopping cart software using the ExtJS RIA framework, which makes it very user-friendly. TomatoCart covers nearly all the features a shopping cart could ever have and is continuing to progress with its roadmap. TomatoCart can hardly tear yourself away from the desktop-and-multiwindow administration panel with other shopping cart solution experience.

TomatoCart Features:

  • Wizard configuration
  • Lightweight framework
  • Web desktop applications
  • Multi-window operation
  • Optimized static URLs
  • Web analytics Piwik
  • Built-in email system
  • Various promotions
  • Comprehensive product management
  • Web-based administration module
  • One-page checkout
  • Customer management
  • Template and module installation
  • Multilingual


Avactis offers an extremely convenient set of tools to quickly launch an online business. Avactis Shopping Cart is a software package that allows you to open an online store on the Internet. Compared to other similar software, Avactis offers a unique advantage of very simple integration of the online store into your existing site. For many similar systems, integration of an online store is a big problem that requires a lot of time and effort. Avactis eliminated this labor-intensive task by using special tags. As a result, it offers their customers a very convenient tool for the quick launch of an online business.

Avactis Features:

  • Price-based discounting
  • Discount code supported
  • Affiliate tracking of orders
  • Advanced newsletter management
  • Quick checkout
  • Wish List
  • Gift Certificates
  • Customer Reviews
  • Digital Products


phpCOIN is a free WebWare package originally designed for web-hosting resellers. phpCOIN helps resellers to handle clients, orders, invoices, notes and helpdesk, but is no longer limited to hosting resellers. phpCOIN does charge a fee to removed the words 'Powered by phpCOIN%#39; from your site.

phpCOIN Features:

  • AuxPages - Includes a content module called "Auxpages" which permits the admin to load single coded pages into the system by simply creating the page and calling it accordingly. This feature is to provide capability more advanced than the standard "Pages" or "SiteInfo" content.

  • FAQ - Provides a basic "FAQ" module to create multiple "Frequently Asked Questions" sections on the site.

  • Menu System - Provides a top menu, and a seperate logged in user menu. In addition, left/right menu columns are also available for additional menu functions.
  • Pages - Provides a content module called "Pages" which permits the admin to create the main content for the site. The content can be in the form of plain text, or html with images, tables, etc. This feature also includes footer menu navigation options for "flowing" documentation (prev / main / next buttons are configurable for each page).

  • SiteInfo - Includes a module called "SiteInfo" which permits the admin to create content for the site. The content can be in the form of plain text, or html with images, tables, etc. The SiteInfo content is very similar to the Pages content, but geared more towards common site information items: policies, about, main index, announcements, etc.


Quick.Cart is a simple and functional shopping cart for you and your customers. Intuitional products and orders management, amazing abilities to extend script (for a fee) and easy installation makes the Quick.Cart script unique.

Quick.Cart Features:

  • Products management
  • Pages and subpages management
  • Orders management
  • Shipping and payment management
  • Languages management
  • Advanced SEO support
  • Configuration
  • Ability to disable product ordering
  • Products and pages view
  • Print products and pages description
  • Searching products
  • Basket management and option to save it for 24h
  • Sending and printing orders
  • Sending emails with order details to customer and admin
  • Mobile version
  • Possibility to change language


Axis commerce is a powerful open source e-commerce platform. Axis provides multiple stores management, an admin Ajax user interface, one-page checkout and is SEO friendly.

Axis Features:

  • Catalog
  • Category, manufacturer, price and attribute filters
  • Manufacturers management
  • Product properties, modifiers and variations

  • Sales
  • Onestep checkout page
  • Guest checkout
  • Customer order comments
  • Pdf invoices, slips and labels
  • Email notifications

  • Payment
  • Filter payment methods by order total, billing address and shipping method
  • 6 methods are supports out of the box

  • Locations and Taxes
  • Unlimited currencies
  • Unlimited languages
  • Tax rates per geozone and customer group

  • Payment
  • Filter payment methods by order total, billing address and shipping method
  • 6 methods are supports out of the box
  • Backend office
  • Ajax powered interfaces
  • Powerful frontend design controls
  • Multiple sites management
  • Content management system

  • Customers
  • Unlimited customer groups
  • Whishlist
  • Orders history
  • Address book

  • Shipping
  • Filter allows shipping methods by shipping address, order subtotal and payment method
  • 9 methods are supported out of the box

  • SEO
  • Unique url for every language
  • Meta tags management
  • XML sitemap

  • Frontend office
  • Easy to add additional functionality with custom modules
  • Easy theme customization
  • Search with Lucene engine


AlegroCart is a free open source e-commerce shopping cart solution based on the MVC Framework. You can have your own shopping cart operational in a very short time, which can be managed through administration by you and your staff. AlegroCart comes with a modular template system that features separate style folders. Templates, Styles, Colors, and page layouts as well as module layout are all set by the template manager in admin.

AlegroCart Features:

  • Error Handlers
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Product Descriptions
  • Product by Manufacturer, Category and Search Display Page Features
  • Page Display Options
  • Dynamic Category Menu
  • Ajax Add to Cart
  • Product Pricing
  • New Product Search
  • Module Features
  • New Selectable Template, Styles and color schemes