Starting Up OpenCart Based eCommerce Website At

OpenCart is a free eCommerce site builder application that installs on any domain and provides you a designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and visually appealing webstore i.e. e-commerce website in minutes.

In this lesson you will learn about installing OpenCart on your web-hosting space via cPanel. 

OpenCart Template

To start an OpenCart website, all you need is a website hosting plan and a domain name. Read our lesson on registering a free domain name with any website hosting plan at

(New users can register a free account here and then subscribe to a hosting plan here.)

Installing OpenCart:

First thing you need to do is login to you account, and launch your hosting cPanel. From the cPanel home screen, scroll down to ‘Software/Services’ section and click ‘Installatron’.

cPanel X

Select Application Browser tab:

Application Browser

Scroll down to ‘Apps for e-Commerce and Business’ section and click ‘OpenCart’:

Installatron Applications Browser (1)

Clicking ‘OpenCart’ opens up it installation page showing you details and features of an OpenCart based eCommerce website.

Here you can take application demo, check other websites using the same application etc.

To start OpenCart installation process, click ‘+install this application’ button:

OpenCart Installation at SANGKRIT

It asks you to select a domain or subdomain or sub-directory to install OpenCart website. If you are already running a website on your main domain then you can either go for a subdomain or use a subdirectry for installation.

Scroll down to ‘Settings’ section and type in your new website a username, password, admin email and then click ‘Install‘ button. It takes sometime and then shows you installation complete notification with links to your website’s home page admin area.

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