Zen-Cart One-Click Install

Zen Cart - Shopping Cart Software

DreamHost are now offering Zen Cart shopping cart software as a free one-click install for all customers.

Zen Cart is designed to be easy to setup, easy to customize and easy to use for the shopper. The feature list includes built in promotions (discount coupons, gift certificates, etc), automated tasks (such as order confirmation), Search Engine Optimization tools, multiple languages/currencies support and multiple payment processors (PayPal, AuthorizeNet, etc).

Overall it seams to be a very powerful e-commerce package, which I’m sure a lot of DreamHost customers are looking forward to try out.

Zen Cart is replacing the MIVA Merchant License, which previously has been offered to DreamHost’s Crazy Domain Insane and Strictly Business customers only. More info about why DreamHost has chosen to decommision MIVA in the wiki.

Zen Cart is also replacing osCommerce as a one-click install. Zen Cart is based on the roots of osCommerce, but as Simon writes in the comments, it has been developed to be a more standard compliant and easier to maintain package than its origin.

3 Responses to “Zen-Cart One-Click Install”

  1. Simon Jessey says:

    Zen Cart has been around for quite a while. It was originally created to be an XHTML/CSS-friendly version of osCommerce, but I think it has since grown into a better package than its “parent”.

    If I had one criticism of it, I would have to say that it is the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. The Zen Cart exists on donations, which means it doesn’t get the intensive development that rival packages have; nevertheless, it is a great piece of software and I have no trouble recommending it.

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