Create an online store with PrestaShop

Sell your products online by creating a high-performance e-commerce website at a low cost, then customise it using the features included in the PrestaShop module.


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

Customisation


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.

E-commerce


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.


Community


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:

1

Choose a web hosting plan and link it to a domain name.

2

Install PrestaShop using the 1-click module.

3

Configure your e-commerce website: choosing your template, creating product pages, setting payment/transport methods.



1 - Order a web hosting plan

To start with, you will need to reserve a domain name and choose a web hosting plan before you create your online store. With a web hosting plan, you won't need to rely on a web platform that only authorises a limited number of product pages, or requires you to pay a commission for each sale. For a flat monthly fee, you can launch your online store and customise it as much as you like.

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.

Personal plan


1 domain name
100 GB disk space
10 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

£1.69
ex. VAT/month (or £2.03 incl. VAT)

Professional plan


1 domain name
250 GB disk space
100 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

£4.69
ex. VAT/month (or £5.63 incl. VAT)

Performance


1 domain name
500 GB disk space
1000 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

£8.69
ex. VAT/month (or £10.43 incl. VAT)

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.

PHP 7 + FPM
Load your pages up to 7 times faster, with the FPM feature (FastCGI Process Manager) activated by default, and the very latest PHP versions.
SSL
For more security and performance, choose DV, OV or EV SSL certificates.
Anti-DDoS
With our exclusive anti-DDoS solution, OVH will ensure that your web hosting plan remains accessible permanently, even in the event of an attack!
Private SQL
Create as many databases as you like, combining scalability, performance and freedom in terms of configuration.
Backup and restoration
To protect your website from the unexpected, every web hosting plan contains a backup option.
Multi-domain management
The multi-sites option allows you to host several websites on the same web hosting plan.

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.

PrestaShop web hosting

3 - Configure your online store

You will receive an email containing the credentials you will need to log in to the admin panel for the module. Once you have received this email, you can then configure your e-commerce website.
PrestaShop 1.7 dashboard
  • 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.


Not sure which CMS to choose? See the full list of modules we offer for creating a website.

FAQ

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: https://docs.ovh.com:51043/gb/en/hosting/web_hosting_web_hosting_modules/

Large communities for each project will support you in both technical and stylistic aspects.

My module won't install - what can I do?

In some specific cases, installation will be stopped. If this is the case, you can refer to this guide: https://docs.ovh.com:51043/gb/en/web/hosting/web_hosting_web_hosting_modules/