How to install OSCommerce
osCommerce's online merchant software has been popular for over a decade. Ever evolving, osCommerce's community continues to grow and benefit from this open source platform.
Our 1 click install software will only install to an empty directory. If your hosting account is new, make sure you have removed the default index.html. Failure to install in an empty directory will result in a blank page once you have attempted to run the install.
Step 1 Log in to eXtend
Log in to your eXtend control panel. For your username and password as well as details on how to do this, check your welcome email. You can also access your eXtend control panel via your customer control panel under 'manage your hosting'.
Step 2 Run the oscommerce Weblog 1 click install
Once you have logged into your eXtend control panel, locate the osCommerce shopping cart icon under the E-commerce section. After you have found it, click on the icon to move on to the next step.
Once you have clicked this icon, a page will load headed 'osCommerce Shopping Cart'. This installation is for version 2.33. You will be asked to choose an installation directory. You can either click 'Install Now' or if you would like to create a specific folder for your osCommerce script to be installed to, first input the name of the folder. You can do this in the blank box next to 'Installation Directory'.
After you have clicked 'Install Now', a page will briefly load that will say 'osCommerce shopping cart is now being installed'. After this, you will see an 'Installation Complete' page that will list two url links. Click one of these links. If the domain name is with another company and you haven't updated your nameservers, you can click the second link (temporary web address).
A welcome page will appear with the message 'The webserver environment has been verified to proceed with a successful installation and configuration of your online store. Please continue to start the installation procedure.' Click the 'Continue' button on the right of this message.
Next, a 'Database Server' page will load with a form. All of the data in the form will have been automatically input by the script. As stated on the page :
'Your database has been created for you. These are the details. Do not change them.'. Click 'Continue' on the bottom right of the form to proceed.
Once the database has been imported successfully, another form will load entitled 'web server'. You will need to input your web address for the online store and click 'continue'.
On the next page, you will need to fill in a form for your online store settings. You will need to input the following:
- Store Name - the store name as you will publicise it.
- Store Owner Name - the name of the store owner that will be available to the public.
- Store Owner Email Address - the email address that you want to be publicly associated with the store.
- Administrator Username - choose a username for the admin.
- Administrator Password - choose a password for the admin account.
- Administration Directory Name - This will already be filled in but it is recommended that you change this for security reasons.
- Time Zone - choose your timezone
After you have filled in the form, click 'continue'.
The installation and configuration was successful! You should now be able to see a 'Finished!' page. From here, you can choose to go to your online catalog or admin.
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