Last update: 2013-06-28


TomatoCart is open source shopping cart software using the ExtJS RIA framework, which makes it second-to-none friendly to users. TomatoCart covers nearly all the features a shopping cart could ever have and is continuing progressing with its roadmap. TomatoCart can hardly tear yourself away from the desktop-and-multiwindow administration panel with other shopping cart solution experience. [...]…


TheHostingTool is aiming to provide the next generation in free, hosting applications. It provides you, the webhost, near complete automation on everything you want it to do. So that means, signup, monthly posts checking, suspension, and termination. While it does that, it provides client features, like the client control panel that gives the clients the [...]…

Zen Cart

Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently. Here are some of the features of Zen Cart: [...]…


AbanteCart is a free PHP based eCommerce solution for merchants to provide ability creating online business and sell products online quick and efficient. AbanteCart application is built and supported by experienced enthusiasts that are passionate about their work and contribution to rapidly evolving eCommerce industry. AbanteCart is more than just a shopping cart, it is [...]…


osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution. Here are a few of the features that this shopping cart script provides: Compatible with all major browsers. [...]…


The ecommerce script, Magento, is one of the best ways to get an online store up and running.  It pretty much comes with all the features, themes and tools you would need to create a successful store. Customers choose Magento because our cost-effective solutions—built on open source technology—enable businesses of all sizes to control and [...]…


PrestaShop e-Commerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. PrestaShop guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers. Here are some of the features of PrestaShop: Featured products on homepage Top sellers on homepage New items [...]…


TaskFreak is a simple but efficient web based task manager written in PHP. Originally created in September 2005, it has evolved over the years. It is now available in 24 languages. It helps you organize things you need to do for your home life, your business or anything else you need a powered up to [...]…


PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group activities and to share information and document via the web. Components of PHProjekt: Group calendar, project management, time card system, file management, contact manager, mail client and many other modules. Here are the features of the script worth mentioning: Projects Time card system Contact manager [...]…


ProjectPier is a Free, Open-Source, self-hosted PHP application for managing tasks, projects and teams through an intuitive web interface. ProjectPier will help your organization communicate, collaborate and get things done Its function is similar to commercial groupware/project management products, but allows the freedom and scalability of self-hosting. Here are some of the features that ProjectPier [...]…


dotProject is a web-based project management application, designed to provide project layout and control functions. To understand dotProject, you need to understand what project management is all about. Project Management is about the structuring of a series of tasks and the schedule associated with those tasks, to achieve an outcome. Here are the features of [...]…


Collabtive is web-based project management software. Collabtive is intended for small to medium-sized businesses and freelancers. Collabtive is cloud based groupware easy and efficient for your projects. Here are some of the features of Collabtive: Unlimited projects, milestones, tasklists, and tasks Unlimited members with user profiles Role-based permission management Messaging and instant messaging File management [...]…

Free Web-Based Project Management Software

qdPM is a free web-based project management tool suitable for a small team working on multiple projects. It is fully configurable. You can easy manage Projects, Tasks and People. Customers interact using a Ticket System that is integrated into Task management. Here are a few of the features that qdPM has to offer: Projects :Allows [...]…

Little Software Stats

Little Software Stats is a web application that allows users to monitor their software. Little Software Stats is the first runtime intelligence software released as open source and free. It is designed and developed through MySQL and PHP which will allow most web servers to run it. Little Software Stats allows users to collect information [...]…

Open Web Analytics

Open Web Analytics (OWA) is open source web analytics software that you can use to track and analyze how people use your web sites and applications. OWA provides web site owners and developers with easy ways to add web analytics to their sites using simple Javascript, PHP, or REST based APIs. OWA also comes with [...]…

CJ Dynamic Poll

CJ Dynamic Poll does exactly what it says in the title – it is a poll that changes dynamically. Ever wondered how websites can display poll questions one minute then once you have voted display the results in the same place? Well… this script does just that. Complete with full Admin Interface the CJ Dynamic [...]…

Simple PHP Poll

Simple PHP Poll will be as its title suggests: simple. With simplicity in mind, we try to add as many features as possible to our system while still making it extremely simple to use and update, let alone modify. It is the only free poll system to use an installer and simple admin panel, and [...]…


EasyPoll is a PHP script to create your own poll. It’s very easy to install and run. Design of the poll is fully editable, you may insert the poll into any page you want. You can use it on an unlimited number of webpages for free. Here are some of the features that Easy Poll [...]…

Advanced Poll

Advanced Poll is a polling system with powerful administration tool. It features: multiple polls, templates, unlimited options, multi-language support, IP-Logging, IP-Locking, cookie support, comment feature, vote expire feature, random poll support and more. Here are a few of the great features that Advanced Poll has to offer: Multiple polls Templates Unlimited options Multi-language support IP-Logging [...]…


Simple things can be amazing. Asking questions to your visitors shouldn’t be rocket science. No databases, no fuss. The amazing LittlePoll is a very simple PHP polling script. It does what it should do, and it is especially optimized to make it very easy to set-up. Making a script that works is one thing, but [...]…


phpESP is a script to let non-technical users create surveys, administer surveys, gather results, view statistics. All managed online after database initialization.  When it comes to website surveys, you do not have a whole lot of options out there – so it is always a good idea to try something new once you find it.  [...]…


Piwik is a open source web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed real time reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages and so much more. Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics. Here are a few of [...]…


LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL or MSSQL database. It enables users without coding knowledge to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys. Surveys can include branching, custom preferred layout and design (using a web template system), and can provide basic statistical analysis [...]…


If you are looking for a good mailing list manager, you can do no better than phpList.  This script has been around as far back as I can remember, and is really good for managing both small and large lists. It contains tools to help you increase your engagements and responses too. Here are a [...]…


Phpicalendar is an open source php application to parse and display shared icalendar-compatible calendars on a website. If you need to get your hands on a calendar that is easy to install and is packed full of features, you can do no better than this fantastic script. Here are the features of phpicalendar: View calendars [...]…


phpScheduleIt is an Open Source web-based reservation and scheduling system, allowing users to register and then place reservations on any kind of resources, such as conference rooms, machines, computers, etc. The administrative side allows complete control over user permissions, resource data, reservation data, and is has many configurable settings. Here are some of the features [...]…


ExtCalendar is an open-source calendar application, with an integrated event management system. ExtCalendar is a powerful multi-user web-based calendar application. Because ExtCalendar is created in PHP and MySQL it can be used on many types of servers, including Apache running on Linux, BSD or MacOS X, Apache running on Windows, and Microsoft IIS. The only [...]…


Want to set up one of those ad pages that have all the tiny banner ad space for purchase? The concept for pages like this, marketing-wise, started with the popular  Now, you can quickly set up your own pixel by pixel advertising page with GPixPixel. Here are the features that GPixPixel has to offer: [...]…

Noah’s Classifieds

Noah’s Classifieds is one of the leading classifieds software on the web. Since 2003 Noah has helped thousands of customers, businesses and web developers transact online through our simple classified listing software. Here are some of the features Noah’s Classifieds has to offer: Defining categories and subcategories, Categories where only admin can submit ads, Defining [...]…


Want to get your hands on one of the most delightful classified ad scripts out there? OSClass is a great open source script that lets you manage thousands of ads with ease.  Osclass is an open source project that allows you to easily create a classifieds site without any technical knowledge. This project began in [...]…


This script makes it super easy to make your own social network or social media community website.  Jcow is 100% open source and is really easy to install too.  If you need to get your own little Facebook-like website set up, this script will do the job. Here are a few features of Jcow: Handle [...]…


Oxwall is unbelievably flexible and easy to use PHP/MySQL community software platform. Oxwall is used for a wide range of projects starting from family sites and custom social networks to collaboration tools and enterprise community solutions. Here are some of the features of Oxwall: Realtime activity notifications, newsfeed, instant chat Photo, Video sharing Blogs, forums, [...]…


Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment. Elgg, started in 2004, is an open source social engine which powers all kinds of social environments – from education and business to martial arts and rugby. If you are looking for a professional social intranet or want to run a site [...]…


Beatz is an online social networking community script that allows you to start your own favorite artist band website. Beatz is an online community script for sharing, discussing and learning about new artists and your favorites.  If you want to build a website for a niche like this – Beatz would be a great free [...]…


Need an open source social networking script? Check out Etano.  Almost every feature ever requested was built into Etano to help you build a better site for your community members. You can use Etano to start up a dating site, a social networking site, a classifieds site or any other type of site involving groups [...]…


PeoplePods is a developer-friendly social software toolkit. Build applications where people meet, talk, share, read, work, publish and explore. PeoplePods provides a flexible infrastructure within which members of a site can create, comment upon, and consume content of arbitrary types. There are three main pieces of PeoplePods. The first is a software development kit that [...]…


OpenClassifieds is a free open source script for classifieds, advertisement or listings. This web application is developed to be fast, light, secure and SEO friendly. Template enabled and easy to administrate. Let’s take a closer look at one of these better classified scripts out there. Here are some of the great features of OpenClassifieds: Friendly [...]…


PmWiki is a wiki-based system for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites. PmWiki pages look and act like normal web pages, except they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages and add new pages into the website, using basic editing rules. Here are some of the key features that PmWiki [...]…


DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored [...]…


Originally used for Wikipedia, MediaWiki is a superb software package written in PHP.  It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki. MediaWiki is an open source project released under the GNU/GPL 2 terms. You can download it and [...]…


Want to check out another simple photo sharing and gallery script? Shutter is another great script to check out.  It is free to use – and comes with many great features. It is the features that really make it stand head and shoulders above any similar scripts out there. Here are some of the better [...]…


Pixelpost, a small photoblog application that’s a no-brainer to set up and use. It’s perfect for anyone wishing to regularly post their photos on the web like a blog. Unlike other blog engines out there, Pixelpost doesn’t try to solve all of the worlds problems. Pixelpost simply does photoblogs, and it does them well. If [...]…


4images is as a web based PHP and MySQL for displaying images on the Internet. 4images can be configured through an administration area. 4images supports apart from the typical image formats like JPG, GIF and PNG, other data formats. Furthermore 4images includes a template system to modify the design of the gallery. An external language [...]…


Need a great photo gallery script to install on your web hosting plan? Coppermine is a multi-purpose fully-featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP using GD or ImageMagick as image library with a MySQL backend. CPG is so fully featured it’s not enough to fully list them. Coppermine Photo Gallery (CPG) is [...]…


Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customizable. Icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and open source. If you need a good gallery script for your photos (or maybe even graphic art) then Piwigo is the perfect script for [...]…


There are tons of photo gallery scripts, but ZenPhoto is much more than that.  It is a simpler image-themed content management system. ZenPhoto is an answer to lots of calls for an online gallery solution that just makes sense. After years of bloated software that does everything and your dishes, ZenPhoto just shows your photos, [...]…

XMB – Lightweight Forum Script

When it comes to finding a good forum script, you can not do much better than XMB.  XMB is a lightweight PHP forum software with all the features you need to support a growing community. With outstanding community support and contribution, you will find XMB to be easy to setup, customize, and enhance. Though XMB [...]…


FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even [...]…


Good website analytic suites are hare to find.  Some do a little, but very few do a lot.  Logaholic is well worth checking out.  It is a powerful web analytics solution that delivers reliable, objective information about the performance of your web site content, traffic, keywords and marketing. Get useful insights that will help you [...]…


TinyWebGallery is a free php based photo album / gallery that is very easy to install, extremely user friendly, does not need a database (uses xml files) but still has all the features you should expect and much more! TinyWebGallery can be configured very fast for a professional gallery like a model agency but also [...]…


The primary goal of PunBB is to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other forum scripts you can download and install on your web hosting account. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages. Here are a few of [...]…


WikkaWiki is one of the easier to use wiki scripts out there that is very lightweight and flexible.  If you know even a minimum of wiki markup code, you can use this script.  It is fully standards-complaint too. This script is written in PHP and uses MySQL to store pages.  The project itself was forked [...]…


Piwik is the best website statistics script you can download and install on your web hosting account.  It is is an open source web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed real time reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages and so [...]…


You could go with something like Google AdSense to add advertisements to your website.  However, if you want to manage your ads yourself – there are a lot of great scripts out there that will let you do that too.  One of my favorite ad management scripts out there is OpenX.  It provides the products [...]…


Beatz is an online social networking community script that allows you to start your own favorite artist band website. Beatz is an online community script for sharing, discussing and learning about new artists and your favorites. Here are some of the features of Beatz: LAMP technology Mootool based slideshow Ajax based tab menus Customized Profile [...]…


Dolphin is a great script to use to create your own little or big social network website.  Need to start up a Facebook-like website of your own for your community? This open source script provides all the tools you need. The script supports the following features: Articles Ads Payments Avatars Polls Profile Customizer Blogs Chat [...]…


Need an open source PHP-based shopping cart system for your website? OpenCart is a really robust e-commerce solution for setting up your own online store. This script allows you to create your own online business and participate in e-commerce with little to no cost to you.  OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search [...]…

Lazarus Guestbook

In need of a guestbook? I had thought these things had gone away after the days of GeoCities websites – but apparently people are still making these.  One of the ones that seem the best is called Lazarus.  Lazarus is a free guestbook script written in PHP that uses your MySQL database for storage and [...]…


The MyBB group has developed a great free message board system you can quickly install on any web hosting account.  What is the script’s name? MyBB. The interface of MyBB is really easy to use and uses the standard message board structure we all know – so your visitors will feel familiar with the way [...]…


You can get a great image or photo gallery set up with Plogger.  Far from being bloated, this script is very easy to install and use. Plogger is your photos integrated into your website, a fully featured photo sharing package with an attractive and easy to use administrative interface that makes managing your galleries a [...]…


Need a lighter and faster alternative to the traditional forum script? Try FluxBB. It is easy to use, stable and secure. It is free to download and use and will remain so. FluxBB was conceived and designed to be fast and light with less of the “not so essential” features that some of the other [...]…


TikiWiki has to be one of the easiest wiki scripts to use.  I have tried my hand at installing and using a number of them, and when somebody asks me, “Which wiki script should I use?” I always turn back to TikiWiki.  So what makes it so great?  Let us first take a look at [...]…


Tribiq is a neat website content management system that has a nice look to it, but I have not heard about that many people using it.  Wonder why? It has full multi-language support and is set up to scale with your business. You can create password-protected areas, news feeds, blogs, document libraries, media galleries; add [...]…


As an open source script with all the bells and whistles, phpAlbum leads a lot of the other photo album hosting solutions. It allows you to create a personal photo album or gallery in seconds. All you need to do is install the script on your web hosting account, upload your photos and then share [...]…


Forum scripts almost always look the same, have the same features and are usually rather bulky looking.  That is what MiniBB does right – it has none of those features.  It is a standalone, open source script for getting your own message boards up and running. It is simple and has a clean interface, but [...]…

Simple Machines Forum

You get a free and professional grade forum script when you download and install Simple Machines Forum.  It is also known as SMF. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with our unique SSI – or Server Side Includes – function you can [...]…


Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site. Serving millions worldwide, the Gallery project is the most widely used system of its kind. Here are some [...]…


Want to be fully in control of your layout and the content on your pages? Sure, any content management script can get that job done.  BIGACE is one of the better scripts to use though.  Their tag line is, “Your content on steroids” but does it live up to the hype? I would say so. [...]…


phpBB is one of the most popular free forum scripts out there today. The nice thing about going with the most popular option on the block is the fact that there is a huge community supporting it.  However, have you had a look of the features of phpBB and would it work for the forum [...]…


Need a user friendly content management system? ImpressPages does the job. Its tools enable user to manage the content of website in a convenient way. The advantage of ImpressPages is the opportunity to see how the website which is being edited will look like after the changes. All the information could be administered directly in [...]…


In need of a free and open source script that will help you build and manage your website? Saurus is a great choice. This content management system comes with all the common applications.  You can start up a list of articles, a blog, post news, get a forum going, an image gallery and more. In [...]…


Quick.CMS is an easy to use content management system. Once installed, it makes it super easy to setup a website and edit your content easily. Quick.CMS is comprehensive and easy to customize Content Management System helpful in your web site management. This tool enables you to easily extend functionality and change layout of your website… [...]…


Redaxscript is a great website engine that tries to simplify the way you build a website.  Like any good CMS, it is packed full of useful features – but lacks a lot of the fluff and uselessness some of the bigger blogging engines and content management systems have been including lately.  Here is what the [...]…


Want an open source content management system that offers full flexibility and extendibility? After you install Typo3 it is ready to go.  The API-driven extension framework offers unlimited flexibility by letting developers extend the functionality and add new types of content elements using standard programming practices like MVC (model-view-controller) design. Here are a few of [...]…


Ready to make a lasting impression? That is the tag line for ImpressCMS, a community developed content management system for easily building and maintaining a dynamic web site. You can keep your website up to date with this easy to use, secure and flexible system. It is a great tool for everybody from businesses to [...]…

Can’t Host That – Podcast 216

Believe it or not, there are files you probably should not upload to the server you host your website from.  Not only could you get in trouble with your web host by doing so, but you could also be putting your own security at risk.  On today’s podca…

Gallery Hosting Tools – Podcast 215

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this podcast has to be worth at least eight minutes or so of your time.  On this edition of the Web Hosting Show we will be taking a look at both online photo gallery hosting services and three different types…

Blog Hosting Bonanza – Podcast 214

Blog hosting is big business these days in the web hosting world.  Everybody provides it, but do you know what exactly you should be looking for when it comes to finding the best blog host?  No matter if you are shopping for a new blog host or your very f…

Best Value – VPS or Dedicated Hosting?

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If you need high performance web hosting, the choice you have these days is between dedicated hosting and VPS hosting.  So, which one is a better value?  Which hosting plan type with give you the most bang for your buck?  Well, for the most part –…

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