Common Extras Offered with Shared Web Hosting Services

What follows is a list of the most commonly featured free resources that are offered with your typical shared web hosting plan.

Of course, this isn't meant to be an exhaustive list. You'll need to refer to your web host for a complete list of what they'll offer you.

Blogging Platforms

WordPress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you're ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call "home" we'd love you to join the family.

Serendipity

Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. Serendipity offers a flexible, expandable and easy-to-use framework with the power for professional applications. Casual users appreciate the way Serendipity's sophisticated plugin architecture allows you to easily modify both the appearance of your blog and its features.

Textpattern

Textpattern is a web application designed to help overcome the hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well-structured, standards-compliant web pages. Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. It is both free and open source.

Calendars

WebCalendar

WebCalendar is a PHP-based calendar application that can be configured as a single-user calendar, a multi-user calendar for groups of users, or as an event calendar viewable by visitors.

 

Content Management Systems

Drupal

Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic websites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.

Joomla

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Magento

Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application launched on March 31, 2008. It was created by Varien, building on components of the Zend Framework.

Concrete5

Concrete5 makes running a website easy. Go to any page in your site, and a editing toolbar gives you all the controls you need to update your website. No intimidating manuals, no complicated administration interfaces - just point and click.

Open Real Estate

Open Real Estate is a free software for building websites of real estate agencies and realtors. It is based on Yii CMF - one of the fast working modern frameworks. Open Real Estate is a ready-to-use business solution.

Pligg

Pligg is an open source Content Management System. Pligg CMS provides social networking software that encourages visitors to register on your website so that they can submit content and connect with other users. Our software creates websites where stories are created and voted on by members, not website editors. Use Pligg content management system to start your own social networking community in minutes.

PHP-Fusion

PHP-Fusion is a light-weight open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP 5. It utilises a MySQL database to store your site content and includes a simple, comprehensive administration system.

PHP-Nuke

PHP-Nuke is a web-based automated news publishing and content management system based on PHP and MySQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface.

SilverStripe

SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by governments, businesses, and non-profit organisations around the world. It is a power tool for professional web development teams, and web content authors rave about how easy it is to use.

Xoops

Xoops is an easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP. XOOPS is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Though started as a portal system, XOOPS is in fact striving steadily on the track of Content Management System. It can serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites.

eCommerce Solutions

Zen Cart

Zen Cart truly is the art of eCommerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce website design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

osCommerce

osCommerce is an online shop eCommerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution.

CS-Cart

CS-Cart is highly customizable software, it provides full access to the source code, and there are no encrypted files in it. Thanks to this it is possible to make any changes, integrations and modifications according to the users' specific needs.

PrestaShop

PrestaShop eCommerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. PrestaShop guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers.

Educational

Moodle

Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

 

Forums

phpBB

phpBB is used by millions of people on a daily basis, making it the most widely used opensource bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built in.

Simple Machines Forum

SMF in short is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board.

Image Galleries

Gallery

Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you're running a small personal site or a large community site. Serving millions worldwide, the Gallery project is the most widely used system of its kind.