About platform

osCommerce Online Merchant is a free feature-complete self-hosted online store solution that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend which can be easily installed and configured through a web-based installation procedure. It is released under the Open Source GNU General Public License and is available for free with absolutely no software costs, license fees, or usage limitations involved.

The success of osCommerce Online Merchant is secured by a dedicated team that focuses on the core features and by an active community of store owners, developers, and service providers that focus on additional features. To date, the community has provided over 7,000 Add-Ons available for free that extend on the core feature set of osCommerce Online Merchant to meet the individual requirements of store owners.

osCommerce Online Merchant is built with the powerful PHP web scripting language and uses the fast MySQL database server for the online store data. The combination of PHP and MySQL allows osCommerce Online Merchant to run on any web server environment that supports PHP and MySQL, which includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows environments.

osCommerce started in March 2000 and has since matured to a solution that is powering many hundreds and thousands of live shops around the world.

As many already know, download speed has a direct impact on sales, so as faster your site will load as greater the chance that the client will stay and will make a purchase. Our team has worked for several months to optimize queries, scripts and the total loading speed of pages. As a result, we have achieved excellent results: CMS solomono was faster than other CMS online stores. We carefully compared the speed of the different platforms, results with an open mind can be seen in the table below:

Test procedure:
All CMS are running on the same local server with parameters PHP 7 (MySQL 5.7) or PHP 5.6 (MySQL 5.6)
PC Settings: OS: Windows 10 Pro x64, Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.2GHz 3.2GHz, RAM: 8 GB
After installation and authorization in the admin panel we add 1000 same products - with the same description and picture.
Measurements were performed 5 times for each CMS with cache cleaning, then the average value of the time has been recorded.