Technologies used in Zen Cart

What are the building blocks of Zen Cart

An understanding of this area is not required to use Zen Cart; it is simply provided for people who want to dig deeper.


Zen Cart operates on a standard “LAMP” stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

The programming language used to build Zen Cart is PHP, which contains embedded HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

MySQL is a relational database, which holds the Zen Cart tables.

If you’d like to learn more about Zen Cart development, follow this trail. You can also do web searches on any of the terms in this FAQ to learn more.




Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified September 4, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (04b7591a).