Open cart is a CMS(Content Management System),developed by Daniel Kerr. It is platform independent based on PHP. Open cart as the name suggests is used to design E-Commerce websites. It is license free software but at the same time premium themes are also available.
At present version 126.96.36.199 is available and is being used widely. The development of open cart is based on MVC framework but it has been optimized for shop systems. The most important feature of open cart is the availability of large number of modules also known as add-ons. This system can be understood as for example we want calendar functionality in our website, so for this there are number of modules both free and premium are available and can be easily integrated in the website.
The database system used by open cart is MySQL while the administration is done with web browser. Following are the features of open cart(source www.opencart.com)