VirtueMart hosting is an e-commerce software solution for the Joomla users. The open source software works as a component or plugin and runs as in Catalogue mode or as a shopping cart. It is necessary for the users to install the Joomla framework before they can configure the VirtueMart. Both Joomla and VirtueMart are released under the GNU General Public license so the users can freely edit, distribute and use the software. It is written in PHP and MySQL database. Website owners can use the VirtueMart plugin within their portal along with the other modules like FAQs, Forums, Guestbook, Galleries etc.
VirtueMart is free and there is no limit for the users to create and customize the shopping cart as to suit their specific needs. It is an ideal solution for the small and medium stores that do not have much of high traffic flow. Some of its features include- support to unlimited products and categories, ability to easily add products to multiple categories, support to several payment gateways, easy editing with CSS and HTML etc. The end users get several benefits like improved page load speed, ability to add products direct from category browser, view, approximate shipping costs, multi lingual support and simple check out process.