Setting Up osCommerce
To set up osCommerce online shop, do the following:
- Select Domain info in the Domain Settings
- Click the Edit icon in the Web Service
- On the page that shows enable osCommerce for
the online store domain.
- Agree with charges, if any.
Create a database and a user. osCommerce uses MySQL databases to store
your commercial data, such as products, catalogues, etc.
WARNING: Assigning a previously
created MySQL database for use by osCommerce will clear contents of all
The databases used by osCommerce will show among your MySQL databases
marked "(Locked By osCommerce)".
You can manage osCommerce databases with any MySQL GUI client or
the built-in phpMyAdmin control panel.
* For more information on MySQL please refer to MySQL
Support chapter of this manual.
- Set permissions to the "admin" directory
using the htProtect
utility. This is done to restrict public access to osCommerce configuration.
Now let's take a look at the osCommerce controls:
- ON/OFF - enable/disable
the resource. Switching off your osCommerce will permanently remove all
your osCommerce settings, databases, etc. So the next time you enable
it, you'll have to configure it from scratch and you will be charged the
osCommerce setup fee.
- EDIT - click the
icon in case you somehow corrupted the templates and want to get them
fixed. Also, use it if you have just set your e-shop to use SSL certificate.
This option resets the config file using the current hosting settings
and restores the osCommerce files from the bundle.
- E-SHOP - click
the icon to go directly to your on-line store.
- ADMIN - click the
icon to go to your osCommerce administrative panel.