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Install osCommerce 2.3.4


Added: 10.03.2014 23:26:29     Last updated: 03.08.2017 10:44:55

We recommend installing osCommerce automatically from our control panel. Follow the guide here.

This guide shows how to proceed to install osCommerce manually on our web hosting account.

When you ordered you received an email with information about the web hosting account you created with us. In the window below we have submitted relevant information for the web hosting account we are using in this case, as well as other relevant information:
Database name:ittdoubc_osCommerce
Database user:ittdoubc_osCbruk

Step 1 - Download osCommerce:
Go to osCommerce's website at and download the latest version.

Step 2 - Unpack the archive:
The file you downloaded is an archive containing all of osCommerce. Unpack this locally on the computer you are using.

Step 3 - Upload osComerce on your web hosting account:
osCommerce can be uploaded in several ways. This guide details the simplest way - via FTP. If you are unsure about how to set up an FTP client, you should click on our guide for this in the guide section on our website.

In our example we will install osCommerce on the address Files that are put in the folder public_html/oscommerce will be accessible on the address If you cannot find the folder public_html you have most likely specified in your FTP client that it should start in that folder.

Upload the contents from the folder "/catalog" which is located on your local computer (from the folder you unpacked in) to the web hosting account. Be aware that this might take some time, since there are many files to upload.

Step 4 - Create database:
To use osCommerce you must have a database. Follow the guide Create MySQL database in cPanel to create a database with associated database user. During the creation we specify "osCommerce" as database name and "osCbruk" as database user in this guide. It gives database name and database username as shown at the top of this guide (all database names and database usernames will have the web hosting account's username as prefix).

Step 5 - Browser installation:
Go to the address in your browser. You will automatically receive the installation guide for osCommerce.

  1. Check that all the requirements are filled. If you make a mistake somewhere it will most likely be the PHP version/modules you should take a closer look at. This guide can be of help in that case.
  2. Click on "Start" to start the installation.
osCommerce start installation page

Step 6:

  1. Server name should always be "localhost".
  2. Specify the database username, which in this case is: ittdoubc_osCbruk
  3. Specify the database user's password, which you set when you created the database.
  4. Specify the database name, which in this case is: ittdoubc_osCommerce
  5. Click "Continue" to move on to the next step.

osCommerce database server install page

Step 7:

  1. Check that the address for your osCommerce is correct.
  2. Check that the root folder for your osCommerce installation is correct.
  3. Click "Continue" to move on to the next step.

osCommerce web server installation page

Step 8:

  1. Specify name for the online store (can be changed later).
  2. Specify name for owner of the online store.
  3. Specify email address for owner of the online store.
  4. Specify desired username for administrator for the online store.
  5. Specify desired password for administrator for the online store.
  6. Choose which folder the administration panel should be installed in. Here you choose admin unless you have specific needs.
  7. Choose correct time zone.
  8. Click "Continue" to move on to the next step.

osCommerce online store settings installation page

Step 9:

  1. Click on "Online Store" to go to the online store.
  2. Click on "Administration Tool" to go to the login page for the administration panel.
osCommerce finished page

Step 10:
Connect via FTP and delete the folder "/install".

We have now been through how to install osCommerce on your web hosting account.