Magento - Open Source Shopping Cart Software

Magento Free Shopping Cart Software

Zend Based Free Shopping Cart For All Business Sizes

Self-Hosted open source shopping cart software for B2B and B2C business models. Enhance business with flexible and extensible ecommerce platform.

 

Magento is a leading open source shopping cart platform for small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses. Magento has an impressive feature list such as PWA, SEO, Page Builder, and many more. It is a highly customizable, scalable, and most popular store building platform. Above all, it has a very active community that helps in testing, bug fixing, and new feature releases.

Magento comes in two editions, Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce. You can free download Magento Open Source from the Magento website. However, you can use Magento Commerce as SaaS (software as a service) platform that offers extra features.

Data is a vital part of any organization. You can easily install the Magento Open Source version on your private server and keep control over it. You can review analytics and identify plans for expansion to the next level.

Magento has an outstanding feature for running Multi-store from a single admin dashboard. It helps to save time for store managers. It also allows merchants to handle product inventory, and perform various operations from one central place.

Page load time is a key part of online stores to increase traffic. You can see a decrease in revenue in case your site is slow. Therefore, you can enhance page speed by using modules like MagePack. You can also increase site speed by choosing the best hosting.

You need to integrate with the payment gateway for accepting payments. Magento supports popular payment methods such as PayPal, Authorize.net, Google checkout, Amazon payment, Stripe, AliPay, and many more. In short, multiple payment options allow merchants to switch payment providers and control the fee.

System Requirements

Magento is PHP and MySQL based open source shopping cart software. It requires following software.

  • PHP 7.1+
  • MySQL 5.0 +
  • Web Server (Apache / Nginx)

Features

Magento is fully packed with modern features of shopping cart software. Some of the key features are listed below:

  • Open Source
  • Page Builder
  • Customer Segmentation and Personalization
  • Dynamic Rule-Based Product Relations
  • Instant Purchase
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Powerful Business Intelligence Capabilities
  • Responsive Design Themes
  • Progressive Web Application (PWA)
  • Inventory Management
  • User Management
  • Powerful Admin Interface
  • Promotions and Pricing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Site Management
  • Content Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Checkout
  • Payments
  • Order Management
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Rest API

Installation Instructions

Install Magento on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Nginx

Run command to install Nginx web server.

 sudo apt install nginx 

Run below command to install MySql server.

 sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Secure MySql server.

 sudo mysql_secure_installation

You need to answers of few questions to secure MySQL database server.

Add third party repository to install PHP 7.1

 
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Execute command to update packages.

 sudo apt update  

Install PHP7.1-FPM and dependent modules.

 
sudo apt install php7.1-fpm php7.1-common php7.1-mbstring php7.1-xmlrpc php7.1-soap php7.1-gd php7.1-xml php7.1-intl php7.1-mysql php7.1-cli php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-ldap php7.1-zip php7.1-curl

Connect to MySQL server. Enter password when prompt.

 sudo mysql -u root -p

Create database by running the below command and then exit from MySQL.

 CREATE DATABASE magento;

Download latest release of Magento from: https://magento.com/tech-resources/download

Create directory for Magento.

 sudo mkdir /var/www/html/magento/

Extract downloaded Magento directory into /var/www/html/magento.

Set the correct permissions for Magento.


sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/magento/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/magento/

Create Nginx configuration file for Magento and changes settings as per your environment.

Open your site in browser and follow the installation wizard.