PrestaShop: the solution for building an e-commerce website in 5 minutes
With PrestaShop, you can build and manage a modern, customised online store. It has quickly established itself as a popular solution across the globe for online sellers and digital agencies.
PrestaShop is an easily accessible tool, so you won't need any technical expertise to customise your website. Use the theme configurator included in the solution to choose a graphic charter for your e-commerce website that fits your style or business.
The advantages of PrestaShop
With more than 2,000 themes to choose from, and many responsive themes (adapted for mobile devices), you can set up your online store without needing any web development skills.
PrestaShop provides answers to everything. Whether you want to manage your product catalogue, secure your payment procedures, manage promotions or implement marketing strategies to increase your sales, PrestaShop can help.
The community can offer help, and contribute to discussions on any topic (documentation, support, themes...)
Higher SEO ranking
Improve the SEO ranking for your store to get traffic from search engines. With the options available in the "ranking" section of your admin panel, you can optimise the structure of each page easily.
Create an online store in 3 steps
Want to create an e-commerce website without needing any web development skills? Follow our tutorial:
Choose a web hosting plan and link it to a domain name.
Install PrestaShop using the 1-click module.
Configure your e-commerce website: choosing your template, creating product pages, setting payment/transport methods.
1 - Order a web hosting plan
To get PrestaShop and discover all of its advantages, sign up to the OVH Performance web hosting plan so your website can handle peak loads. Reserve your domain name now - it's free* with a web hosting plan.
1 Domain name
100 GB disk space
10 email addresses
1 Domain name
250 GB disk space
50 email addresses
1 Domain name
500 GB disk space
Up to 1000 email addresses
Domain name creation and transfer free for the first year, then renewals charged at the annual price of the extension chosen from the following list: com, net, biz, info, org, name, fr, re, eu, be, es, it, de, at, co.uk, me.uk, org.uk, nl, us, ca, cz, ch, in, lt, dk, pm, so, se, yt, tf, wf, pt, pl, ovh, xyz.
Included with your web hosting plan
OVH will host your PrestaShop website on an optimised platform. Since it's ready-to-use, you won't have to worry about installations and technical updates when you create your PrestaShop professional website.
Only available with this solution: Performance.
2 - Install PrestaShop
As you order a web hosting plan, you will have the option of installing the PrestaShop module for free. You will get the most recent version, pre-installed and optimised to work perfectly with web hosting plans.
3 - Configure your online store
- Get started by changing the appearance of your online store. PrestaShop offers a free theme that you can customise with your logo, and your own images. You can also use a wide range of optional themes, to make a unique website that suits you.
- Your website visitors will look closely at your product pages. Add as much information as possible for each item in your catalogue: the price, description, images, sizes and colours available, and whether they are in stock. Product pages that are rich in content will highlight your expertise, and encourage your website visitors to buy products from your website. To work more on your content, create a WordPress blog and link it to your e-commerce website.
- Offer the most popular and secure payment methods to your customers: credit card, cheque, bank transfer, and PayPal.
- Install modules for the shipping carriers that you use to deliver your products. You can define delivery costs for each item.
- A wide range of marketing modules and tools are available to download from the admin panel, so that you can improve your website and conversion rates: promo codes, SMS and email sending, price comparisons, social networks.
- Once you have installed all the modules you need, your store will be ready to receive its first orders.
Can OVH help me configure my PrestaShop e-commerce website?
We ensure that the module you have selected is optimally installed. However, we cannot provide support in terms of using and configuring it. If you need support in this regard, you can refer to the official documentation supplied by the modules:
Setting up your website with 1-click modules
Large communities for each project will support you in both technical and stylistic aspects.