Framework vs CMS

Framework: A web application framework is a software framework that is designed to support the development of dynamic websites, Web applications and Web services.

1. CodeIgniter
2. CakePHP
3. Zend
4. Symfony

CMS: A content management system (CMS) is the collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based.

1. Joomla
2. Drupal
3. Magento
4. CRE Loaded Oscomerce
5. WordPress

Oscommerce – Features

Features of Oscommerce
Features of Oscommerce

* Multi language

* Content Management

~ WYSIWYG editor integrated into the shop admin to allow easy entering    of    HTML and uploading of images
~ Add text to your category pages – great for SEO and providing information
~ Content Management System – no more FTP and working with PHP files – amend text for information pages (homepage, delivery, about us etc) from the shop admin
~ Enable / Disable categories (and all contained products) at the click of one button
~ Take control of your product display and choose the sort order for each product
~ Select which products appear on your homepage with “showcase”
~ NEW! Reports for orders, sales, tax, products in HTML and CSV (Excel) format
~ NEW! Attribute Manager with Ajax & bulk management

* Marketing tools
~ Affiliate Scheme integrated into your shop, allowing you to offer commission on successful referrals
~ Discount Coupons & Gift Vouchers integrated into shop
~ Downloadable PDF Catalogue: create a PDF catalogue from your shop’s database
~ Professional Mail List Manager with HTML templates, subscribe/unsubscribe links and option to set up multiple mailing list. Customers can subscribe to the mail list with their name & email address (without the need to set up an account). Double opt in option (verify email).
~ NEW! Multiple product images (up to 4) with lightbox effect
~ NEW! Cross Sell module with Ajax & category bulk application

* Search-engine friendly
~ Ultimate SEO URLs: built in search-engine friendly URLs for best spider results
~ Dynamic Metatags: automatically create metatags from the product description
~ Site Map / All Products: two additional pages featuring your shop’s products

* Online payment facilities
~ Multi-currency support
~ VAT support
~ Pay Pal IPN, Nochex, Pay by cheque, Pay by bank transfer are included
~ Other payment modules are available on request (see add-on section)

* Delivery options
~ Charge shipping as flat rate, per item, per weight or per order total
~ Or base your Delivery charges on weight or price and the delivery country, inc. an “email for quote” message for defined countries
~ UK Royal Mail shipping module for 1st & 2nd Class Standard / Recorded, Special Delivery, Standard Parcels, Surface Mail, Parcel Force 48

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Oscommerce – made easy

osCommerce is an online e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of features that allows online stores to be setup quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution released under the GNU General Public License.

http://svn.oscommerce.com/confluence/display/OSCDOC/Installation+and+Upgrades

http://www.oscommerce.info/contents