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    Anyone who can suggest the best framework to use in re-building our e-shop?

    Our company, OK Furniture, would like to re-develop/re-design our 3 year old online shop as an extension to our business. Can anyone suggest the best framework to use specially in terms of security?

    Thank you.

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    In terms of an open source platform, Magento, OpenCart and PrestaShop are all fairly evenly matched in regard to security. osCommerce is probably the platform with the most active history of insecurity.

    Look for providers that are PCI compliant. A lot of open source options will lack PCI compliance though. So, it may make sense to look at third party providers like Shopify, BigCommerce, or Magento Enterprise.

    The developer in me tends to lean towards open source options that I can customize to my exact specifications. However, the realist, and the smart businessman, in me tell me not to try to re-invent the wheel and go with an established ecommerce provider.

    In the end, it just comes down to what your needs are.

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    I always suggest making a list of features you need (initially and in the future), then start looking at different systems to see which ones match the best. It also pays to set a software budget for initial purchase, cost and 3rd party addons (if needed), and any custom work that may need doing.

    Obviously the more a shopping cart system does "out of the box" the better, so it's worth investing in the right software from the offset. Also worth noting software with a free to use licence sounds appealing intially but it can sometimes work out more expensive in the long run if you have to do a lot of customsation compared to a commercial system that needs little extra work,

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    [QUOTE=rbemiller;5625020
    Look for providers that are PCI compliant. A lot of open source options will lack PCI compliance though. [/QUOTE]

    What is PCI compliance? Do you have a web link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiheretic View Post
    What is PCI compliance? Do you have a web link?
    Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payment...urity_Standard or http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/
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    I strongly suggest Prestashop

    Quote Originally Posted by okfurniture View Post
    Our company, OK Furniture, would like to re-develop/re-design our 3 year old online shop as an extension to our business. Can anyone suggest the best framework to use specially in terms of security?

    Thank you.

    <snip>
    I strongly suggest Prestashop. It has all the features required for a modern web store. And Prestashop works fine with shared Linux hosting which is cheap as compared to VPS hosting.

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    You can use Prestashop or Magento

    Prestashop is easier to understand and configure

    Magento is more complicated to set up and understanding, but at the same time more stable than Prestashop

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    Hi

    Try demo stores built on Opencart and Prestashop. Both available on respective framework websites. One of these is a good choice
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    I'm closing this thread, as the OP has never returned.

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