osCommerce is an open source solution for webshops
osCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution. Online shop or webshop operators are able to use osCommerce to set up and manage their shop themselves with little effort and no additional cost. osCommerce combines PHP, a special scripting language for dynamic websites, Apache, a stable web server and MySQL, a fast database server. The brains behind osCommerce is Harald Ponce de Leon.
osCommerce is based on PHP and uses MySQL as a front end. Therefore, the webshop solution runs on every web server that supports PHP and MySQL. This means osCommerce can be used on web servers with operating systems like Linux, Solaris, BSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
osCommerce is suitable for online shop operators who do not want to invest much
At the moment, osCommerce is used by more than 1,000 operators around the world, and in Germany the system is used by many and is gaining in popularity. A constantly growing community of developers is bringing osCommerce further and looks after the stability and currentness of the software. The concept is aimed at shop operators who want a professional shop solution, but don’t want to invest too much money.
A big advantage when using osCommerce is that the web shop can be maintained and updated by yourself, even without any special programming knowledge. Further advantages are the customer data security and the huge number of products that can be offered within the framework of the web shop. The shop will still run perfectly even with 25,000 products.
You can find more information on osCommerce on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OsCommerce and on the official website: http://www.oscommerce.com/ as well as on: http://forums.oscommerce.com/