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Installing OpenCart [version 3.0.2.0]

 

OpenCartOpenCart is a free, PHP-based shopping cart software.


To install OpenCart, please follow these steps:

1.Download the installation from the site of the vendor:
http://www.opencart.com

 

2.Once you've downloaded the archive that contains the installation, you need to upload it to your disk space.

You can either extract all the files from the downloaded archive and upload them, or you can upload the archive and use the web hosting Control Panel's File Manager to extract the package. Please note that the installation files are usually placed in a subdirectory, so after extraction you may need to move them to the directory you've designated for the OpenCart application. The File Manager lets you select multiple files and folders to move to any location on your account.

The best way to upload big files or multiple files is via FTP. If you are not sure how to upload the files, please visit this page.

If you are installing the application directly in your main domain or in a subdomain, you may need to delete the default index.php file first. You can do this either via FTP or through your web hosting Control Panel's File Manager.

 

3.You need to create a MySQL database for the OpenCart application. You can do this through your web hosting Control Panel's MySQL Databases section.You also need to create a MySQL subuser for OpenCart. You can create it from the MySQL Databases section of your Control Panel as well. Be sure to grant all privileges to the MySQL subuser.

 

4. Using the File Manager section in the hosting Control Panel, locate the directory where you extracted the OpenCart archive. Change the permissions (recurse into directories) of the upload directory to 775. Then you will need to move the contents (all files and directories) of the upload directory to the directory where you wish to install OpenCart. Rename the config-dist.php files in the main installation and admin folders to config.php. Access the URL of the main installation folder.

 

5.On the first step of the installation, you have to agree to the OpenCart license terms. Click "Continue".

 

6.On the next page, OpenCart will check whether the hosting server meets the installation requirements. Click "Continue".

 

7. You will need to enter your database information. Please specify the following settings:

Hostname: localhost

Username: You need to enter the MySQL username you created at your web hosting Control Panel's MySQL Databases section for your OpenCart application.

Password: You need to enter the password you assigned to your MySQL user.

Database: You need to specify the MySQL database you created for your OpenCart application.

Port: You do not need to modify this setting.

Prefix: You do not need to modify this setting, unless you are installing more than one copy of OpenCart using the same database.

This step also includes creating an administrative account for OpenCart. You have to fill out the following fields:

Username: Choose a username for the administrative account of OpenCart.

Password: Enter a password for the administrative account.

E-Mail: Enter an email address for the administrative account.


Database connection


Click "Continue".

 

8. The "Go to your Online Shop" link will take you to the main page of your OpenCart installation. The "Login to your Administration" link will take you to the administrative panel of OpenCart. Before using these links, go to the File Manager section in the hosting Control Panel and delete the install directory of OpenCart.

IMPORTANT: You should monitor the site of the software vendor for any security updates of your installed application.