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Added: 10.03.2014 23:26:29 Last updated: 22.08.2017 21:09:52
We recommend that you install Zen Cart automatically from our control panel. Follow the guide here.
This guide details how to proceed to install the online store Zen Cart on our web hosting accounts. Be aware that you can also install Zen Cart via Fantastico.
When you ordered you received an email about the web hosting account you created with us. In the window below we have listed relevant information for the web hosting account we are using in this example, as well as other relevant information.
Step 1 - Download Zen Cart:
Go to Zen Cart's website at https://www.zen-cart.com and download the latest version.
Step 2 - Unpack the archive:
The file you downloaded is an archive that contains all of Zen Cart. Unpack this locally on the computer you are using.
Step 3 - Upload Zen Cart at the web hosting account:
Zen Cart can be uploaded in several ways. This guide details the simplest way - via FTP. If you are unsure how to set up an FTP client, you should have a look at our guide for this in the guide section on our website.
In our example we will install Zen Cart on the address http://dittdomene.no/. When you log in via FTP you must go to the folder public_html. Files that are put in the folder public_html will be accessible on the address http://dittdomene.no/. 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 all files and folder from your local computer (from the folder you unpacked in) to the web hosting accound. Be aware that this may take a while since there are many files being uploaded.
Step 4 - Configure PHP settings for Zen Cart:
To meet the requirements of Zen Cart, we must override the standard setup for PHP for our web hosting account. This can be done by configuring the php.ini file for the folders we want to override.
Open a simple text editor you have access to, for example Notepad in Windows. Add the following:
Save this file with the name php.ini. This file should be uploaded to the following folders on your web hosting account:
Step 5 - Create database:
To use Zen Cart you must have a database. Follow the guide Create MySQL database in cPanel to create the database with associated database user. During the creating we specify "db" as database name and "user" as database user in this guide. This will give database name and database username like given in the top of this guide (all databasen names and database usernames get the web hosting account's username as prefix).
Step 6 - Browser installation:
Go to the address http://dittdomene.no/zt_install/ in your browser. You will automatically see the installation guide for Zen Cart.
Step 7 - Welcome to Zen Cart
Zen Cart welcomes you.
Step 8 - Approve the terms for Zen Cart
Step 9 - Check that the requirements for Zen Cart are filled
Step 10 - Database Server
Step 11 - System settings
Step 12 - Online store settings
Step 13 - Administrator settings
Step 14: Zen Cart installed
Step 15: Change the rights of configure.php
For security reasons we should switch to only reading rights for the following files of the Zen Cart installation:
Step 1: File Manager from cPanel
Log in to cPanel for the specific web hosting account where Zen Cart has been installed, and click on the icon for "File Manager" as shown in the screenshot below:
Step 2: Change /include/configure.php
Double click on the folder /include to see the contents of this folder.
Step 3: Change /include/admin/configure.php
Repeat step 2 for the file /include/admin/configure.php
Step 4: Delete the folder /zc_install
Delete the folder /zc_install da installasjonen nå er fullført. Denne mappen utgjør en sikkerhetsrisiko og må derfor slettes.
Step 5: Change the name of the folder /admin
The folder /admin must be changed to something different for security reasons.
We have now been through how to install Zen Cart on your web hosting account. You can now see your website on the URL you installed it on, and administer the website via the administrator interface. In our example the URL for the two is as shown in the window below: