Planning to start E-commerce business? Getting problem while making website? No problem solution is there an “Open-Cart”. OpenCart is a powerful, open source ecommerce platform. It is written in PHP and released under GPL.

Installation Steps

  • Download latest open-cart source from official site. Click here to download.
  • Extract it and place it in /var/www/
  • Open browser and type “http://localhost/opencart-”. Installation process begins  and you will see something like this on your browser


  • Check agreement box and click continue
  • opencart2
    Make sure that everything mentioned in this photo should installed on your system. Now look at 3 step, it is showing missing “config.php” files. To solve this you have to create these files in particular directory manually. Therefore

    Go To
    1). /var/www/opencart-1.5.x/upload/ and make config.php file.
    2). /var/www/opencart-1.5.x/upload/admin and make config.php file.

    Make sure that these config.php are write-able. So change their persmissions
    NOTE:- To make files from terminal you can use “touch” command  i.e “$ touch config.php”

  • Create database “opencart” (you can name anything I used opencart) in your favorite database
    oepncart3Fill details and you are done with it. Congrats 🙂
  • Now open  your browser and type
    http://localhost/opencart- and you will see something like this
    For more details about opencart, documentation click here here