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Avactis Shopping Cart
Developer(s) HBWSL Development Team
Stable release 4.7.9[1] / October 21, 2015 (2015-10-21)
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type E-commerce, Webshop
Licence Avactis License Agreement
Website http://www.avactis.com/

Avactis is an open source ecommerce Shopping Cart software (webshop).

The Avactis team was established in 2001 by Pentasoft Corporation.[2] Avactis changed owners in August 2012 to Hummingbird Web Solutions Ltd (HBWSL), based out of India.


Avactis Shopping Cart has several different editions: Avactis Free, Avactis Owned, Avactis Lite, Avactis Premium, Monthly leased license and Avactis White Label (Private Label) edition.[3]


Products, pricing, real time shipping, etc. are managed by the store administrator through the administration area.[4][5]

One of the Avactis features is the Avactis Tag technology,[6] various dynamic parts of Avactis storefront can be integrated into an existing website through inserting of simple tags into static pages. All Avactis Tags are described in the Avactis Tag Library (ATL).[7]

Avactis is integrated into Parallels Plesk Panel.[8]

Payment Gateways[edit]

Avactis comes with number of payment Gateways listing below:

  • PaypalPro
  • 2Checkout CC
  • Authorize.net CC
  • CCAvenue
  • PayU CC - India Payment Gateway
  • EBS Payment Gateway
  • First Data Global Gateway E4
  • PaypalPro UK CC
  • Network Merchants CC
  • Epay USA CC
  • WebPay CC
  • Sage CC
  • World Pay CC
  • Stratapay CC
  • PayflowPro CC
  • Direct Deposite
  • Golomt(Mongolia) Payment Gateway
  • BlueSnap CC
  • Chase
  • Authorize.net EC
  • Cybersource CC
  • eWay CC
  • Gate2Shop CC
  • IdealEasy CC
  • LinkPoint CC
  • Merchant Equipment store CC
  • Moneris CC
  • Moneybookers CC
  • Paymate CC
  • Paypoint CC
  • Ideal CC
  • Stripe Payment Gateway

Shipping Methods[edit]

Avactis offers integration with different shipping carriers:

  • USPS
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Fedex
  • Canada Post
  • Australia Post


The Avactis development team was formed in 2001 by Pentasoft Corporation development team. Avactis has undergone a change in ownership. It has been acquired in Aug 2012 by Hummingbird Web Solutions Ltd, a company focusing primarily on Open-Source.

System Requirements[edit]

Avactis shopping cart system is written in PHP using MySQL to store data.

  • Web server should support PHP version 5.3.0 or higher
  • Web server should support MySQL version 5.0.0 or higher.
  • Amount of memory available to PHP processes should be at least 64MB (128MB for 64-bit OS)
  • SSH (Secure Shell) access or Cron job management is required for backup and restore
  • Apache mod_rewrite module is required for SEO URLs support

Some of the features within Avactis require additional technologies, which may or may not already be provided by one's hosting service: HTTPS (security certificate), SSH (secure shell) access or Cron job management, the Apache mod_rewrite module.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Announcing The Release Of AvactisNext 4.7.9". avactis.com. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Php | Architect magazine Edition 8, 08/2008.
  3. ^ [1] Compare Avactis editions
  4. ^ [2] Practical eCommerce Magazine. "Cart of the Week: Avactis" by Kate Monteith November 20, 2009.
  5. ^ [3] PHP magazine. "Avactis 1.9.0 eCommerce PHP Shopping Cart Solution Released" December 30, 2009.
  6. ^ Avactis Tag technology description Tag technology
  7. ^ Avactis Tag Library Avactis Tag Library (ATL)
  8. ^ [4] Parallels Plesk Release Notes. Retrieved May 4, 2008.
  9. ^ [5] ComputorEdge Magazine. Avactis for E-Commerce "A quick-and-easy shopping cart for your virtual store" by Michael J. Ross. Issue for 11/20/09.
  • Paul Galloway. The Little Black Book of Online Business: 1001 Insider Resources Every Business Owner Needs. Published by John Wiley&Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. ISBN 978-0-470-40776-9

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