Magento or OsCommerce? Let’s try to compare these e-Commerce applications and see which one is better to chose while launching online shops.
Before Magento’s release OsCommerce was one of the most popular solutions. Has the situation changed or not? Why some people prefer using Magento while the others go for OsCommerce? Which application is better?
Magento needs dedicated servers from particular hosting providers in order to run fast shops while shared web hosting account will be enough for OsCommerce.
Some people state that OsCommerce is easier to edit and Magento is better for web developers rather than shop owners. The others argue this statement proving that Magento is also easy-editable software. It seems Magento is really easy to install and manage if you know how to do it properly. In fact our recent posts have some links to Magento Installation tutorials. Note some companies like simplehelix.com offer to auto-install Magento directly from their web site on the server.
Magento is a new solution which is regularly improved. Web developers and store owners look forward the new releases of Magento. At the same time OsCommerce is rather old and it doesn’t surprise its owners with new updates.
Professional web developers believe Magento takes the best from Oscommerce. That is to say it’s an open source solution which can be easily customized. At the same time Magento developers go further and enhance their creation with new and important features. I also recommend you to read an article “Should I Convert My Oscommerce Website To Magento?”. It will be very helpful for those of you who hesitate which e-commerce application to choose. Reading this article you’ll also find out the advantages of Magento over OsCommerce and what you should consider before switching from one application to the other.