|Initial release||July 31, 2008|
|Stable release||1.5.4 / March 27, 2013|
|License||OSL Ver. 3|
PrestaShop is an open source e-commerce web application that was launched in 2005 in Epitech as a school project[clarification needed]. The initial project was bilingual (French and English) and was named phpOpenStore.
Between May 2010 and April 2012, Christophe Cremer was Prestashop's C.E.O. The company grew from 17 employees to over one hundred, and the technical team grew to around 30 developers, with the aim of catching up with Magento.
After the departure of Christophe Crémer, Benjamin Teszner replaced him and the company rapidly reduced the size of its payroll.
Today, the core development team is small, but the source code is available on github for the community to contribute.
Technical requirements 
Prestashop requires at least Apache web server 1.3, PHP 5, MySQL 5 and a Linux, Unix or Windows installed operating system.
PrestaShop is currently translated into 51 languages.