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When it comes to shopping cart systems for your website there are no shortage of choices. In fact you could spend days reading reviews and researching various carts and barely scratch the surface of what’s available for today’s web marketer.

But, if you want something that’s both free and  open source your choices become far fewer.

Free is good because, well, it’s free. As in won’t cost you a dime. Open source is good because open source code is written in such a way that it is viewable by anyone. This allows other software developers to develop ‘extensions’ and ‘plugins’, which enhance and extend the capabilities of the core software. This can prove to be ideal when you store needs a certain functionality that wasn’t originally built into the shopping cart software. Many times a plugin or extension can provide this added functionality.OpenCart Shopping Cart

Of the free, open source shopping carts out there, OpenCart is relatively new. While some sources say the project began in 2006, others point to a project start of 2009. No matter which is correct, either way, in the realm of online shopping carts, OpenCart is a young cart.

But youth does have it’s advantages. OpenCart was designed and built from the ground up taking full advantage of newer technologies than many other competing carts. As a result many users say that OpenCart is leaner and consumes less system resources than some other carts. This can translate into money savings for you while still allowing your cart to serve your content to potential customers in a smooth , consistent manner. These are big plusses for any online retailer.

Top this off with the fact that OpenCart looks great right ‘out of the box’, and you can see why OpenCart has fast become a favorite among both veteran e-tailers and new online startups alike.

If all of this sounds great and you’re ready to get your store online then check out our fully hosted OpenCart plans. Every one of our plans include full installation of OpenCart along with it’s accompanying database, and full testing to make sure everything is working as it should. All you have to do is just enter your store name, address and products and you’re ready to start selling! What could be easier - or faster?

In fact MyHostDirect specializes in shopping cart hosting, and OpenCart hosting in particular. Our servers are perfectly optimized for consistent and outstanding performance when hosting OpenCart sites. And, with our specialized OpenCart Hosting packages, no matter what the size of your store - from a dozen products to several thousand - you’re sure to find an OpenCart package that’s just right for your needs and at a price that can’t be beat!

Ready to get your store online? Choose one of our many OpenCart Hosting packages to the left and you can be online selling before you know it! And remember, with MyHostDirect, there’s no long term contracts. You can host month to month, and cancel at any time. Plus we’ll never force you to prepay annually like most other hosts.

No commitment. Pay as you go. Optimized servers.

These are just a few of the advantages of hosting your OpenCart powered website at!

OpenCart - Perhaps the Quickest, Easiest Cart In Existence Today

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Our optimized shopping cart hosting servers meet or exceed every requirement of OpenCart, with no special add-ons or configurations necessary to ‘make things work’. All plans come with cPanel Control Panel providing you with complete control over your hosting site, along with full FTP access to transfer files and make changes, and email accounts at ‘yourdomain’, giving your store a much more professional appearance. We’ve optimized our servers so you can optimize your profits!      Choose a package on the left.

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While we specialize in OpenCart, we also offer packages for many other popular carts as well. We have packages for ZenCart, Prestashop, Xcart, etc.  Need a shopping cart installed that we don’t have a special package for? Contact us. We’ll be glad to help.

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In terms of shopping cart software, OpenCart is the new kid on the block. But unlike other new carts, OpenCart’s popularity has soared. Want to know why? Keep reading and you’ll see why OpenCart might be the perfect choice for your online venture!

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Be up and running in no time with this complete, ready-to-go OpenCart store. Making use of a shared IP is the perfect low cost solution for stores that will be using third-party checkout processors, such as Paypal or 2Checkout, which don’t require a costly dedicated IP or SSL certificate.

Package features are the same as our Starter Hosting package. Best of all it’s only $4.95 month with a one-time setup fee of $35. Get your store online now!

OpenCart Starter

Same as our OpenCart Starter package, but with more than double the disk space and monthly bandwidth. Ideal for stores with more products and more traffic.

Just $7.95 per month with a one-time $35 setup fee. Start selling online today!

OpenCart Standard

Similar to our OpenCart Standard, but with more than twice as much disk space and bandwidth. Best for mid-size to large stores. Add a dedicated IP for $4 per month and you can add your own SSL certificate. This package is just $14.95 per month with a one-time $35 setup fee.

OpenCart Premium

Our top of the line OpenCart Package adds a dedicated IP so you can add your own SSL certificate, allowing your site to directly collect customer credit card data. Plus more disk storage and bandwidth than you can shake a stick at. This is the ultimate package for your online store and the best part of all - it’s just $24.95 per month with a one-time $35 setup fee. For your ultimate sales generator signup for our OpenCart Professional package today!

OpenCart Professional

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