Open Source Web Development

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The word ‘open source’ excites developers as well as development companies. Open source is a platform that doesn’t require you to pay any money or licensing fees for using it. Open source lets users to modify the software. As it doesn't have any licensing charge associated with it, it can easily be customized and redistributed. Due to all these benefits open source solutions have grown in popularity. Even big guns on the web such as Yahoo and Google avail of open source software as it helps in improving the quality and ensures high reliability and flexibility while keeping the costs at minimum.

PHP web development is the best example of open source web development. PHP or Hypertext Pre Processor offers loads of flexibility to users while ensuring that the development cost remains less. PHP offers high compatibility with major operating systems including Linux, Windows, Solaris, OpenBSD, Mac OSX etc and web servers such as Apache, IIS, iPlanet etc. Due to the flexibility this user friendly language offers, it helps businesses opt for custom website development.

Businesses usually outsource their open source development projects to offshore developers. Open source lets the developers use the functions of program in the most optimal way. It also lets you distribute its copies to other users. It also lets you make the required modifications so that the software or program provides you the desired results. For a small or medium sized business it would be wise to hire offshore open source developers as it helps them in bringing down the development cost and gain high ROI. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) are some of the well known open source solutions used by the programmers.

Businesses, performing buying and selling online, are on the most advantageous side as they can avail of eCommerce website development using open source software solutions. An online business has to set an eCommerce store in order to conduct global trading. Following are some of the well known open source e-commerce solutions:

  • osCommerce
  • Zen Cart
  • Magento
  • PrestaShop
  • OpenCart


Magento development is the most popular and quickly growing eCommerce platform. It provides a number of readymade templates or themes which make the development process easy and less time consuming. Businesses who intend to manage multiple stores from a single admin interface and database can find magento development as the best eCommerce solution. This is especially required in case of large organizations involved in different industry verticals. Magento helps you in controlling various aspects of development.

Following are the open source web development services an open source web development company offers to its clients:

  • Joomla web development
  • Wordpress web development
  • Drupal web development
  • Magento eCommerce web development
  • Oscommerce web development
  • Xcart web development
  • Ruby on Rails web development
  • Zen cart web development


To avail of custom open source web development contact Fusion Informatics today. Relying on our solutions, you can expand the horizons of your business.

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To avail of custom open source web development contact Fusion Informatics today. Relying on our solutions, you can expand the horizons of your business.


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