Quick Install Guide
Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:57 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 10:59 PM
Edited by Vger, 29 November 2005 - 10:59 PM.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 01:53 AM
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:26 AM
why do you say this? I am trying to understand all of this.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:35 PM
Your second point - yes 'images' and 'graphs' remain at those permissions
Your final point - the reason I advise people not to enable ssl during the install is that virtually no one has a full ssl certificate before they install their domain - and if you enable ssl then your site will be set up for a full ssl cert and won't work properly without it. If you have access to a shared ssl cert then you need to input the correct information for this in the two configure.php files after you complete the install.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:12 PM
First I want to thank you soooo much for the installation guide. It's very helpful. My question is 2 part.
1 - I need to move a store to another domain how do I transport my store? Do I just download it and upload it to the new domain?
2 - how do I do an upgrade?
Thanks again for anyone who can help this newbie.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:34 PM
Then you upload all of the files/folders to your new site. Create a blank database (probably in your wb hosting control panel), and then go to your new blank database via phpMyAdmin, locate the new database, click on the SQL tab and use the Browse function to locate the backup you downloaded to your computer, then click 'Go' and this will populate the blank database with the information from your old one.
Then you need to edit the two configure.php files to refelect your new server setup (DIR_FS pathways in particular), and your new database details.
There is only one Upgrade available and that's from MS1 to MS2, and you do that by uploading the 'Install' folder to an existing website and then you go to http://www.yourdomain.com/install and choose the 'Upgrade' option. Remember to take a backup of your database first - just in case!
Edited by Vger, 07 December 2005 - 02:35 PM.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:00 PM
My installation have this error too. You already have a solution ?
thamks a lot,
The following error has occurred:
The configuration files do not exist, or permission levels are not set.
Please perform the following actions:
chmod 706 configure.php
chmod 706 configure.php
both files are set to 777 but installation still can't go thru, and anyone kindly explain what is 706? thanks.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:26 PM
you should modify the includes/configure.php to fit your needs..
[quote name='Acarril' date='Nov 22 2005, 02:51 AM' post='744636']
Plz help me ! ! ! I'm new with osCommerce
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:32 PM
So what is it you want to know?
Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:20 AM
Great info in this topic too bad I didn't find it before I trudged through and figureed it out myself. Everything you said in this thread to move a site to root I had to figure out with liitle to no PHP experience. This is a great install and setup thread you have going . Thanks for being there for us newbies.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:22 AM
Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:45 AM
Should I ask my host for ssl first before I install oscommerce or does it not matter what goes first?
Do I need ssl at all? What if I use Paypal or 2CO?
Lastly. Do I just get ssl from my host? I'm a little confused on how to obtain it.
If you can give the basic steps for getting ssl up and running that would be great.
Thanks again for all your help.
Edited by blnd, 17 December 2005 - 06:48 AM.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 12:06 PM
Total nebie to all this php, oscommerce, codes and stuff so please help me out.
I have installed everything after readin this post and it has really helped me out, thank you.
However when i try to enter my admin page or database it is just a blank screen. what am i doing wrong what do i need to do? also how do i check what php am i using?
I host with telivo.com and am using coffeeCup Direct FTP to upload everything. I think the main thing that is confusing me is the PHP stuff. please help.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:24 PM
There's absolutely no need to get rid of session ids in admin. The only reason to get rid of them from the shop front is that it prevents spiders from generating them and adding items to the shopping cart and from using them in the links in search engines.
You still need ssl, even if it's only shared, to protect customer details when they create an account, or edit their account, or login to their account. If you only have shared ssl then you need to install without ssl box ticked, and manually edit the configure.php files later. If you already have a full ssl cert installed then you can tick the box for ssl during installation - or you can still set up ssl later by editing the configure.php files.
This often happens if your hosting company has error reporting turned off - you just see a blank screen with no error on it.
Look below my name for the '$this in uploads.php' link and apply that fix.
Edited by Vger, 17 December 2005 - 01:25 PM.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 03:17 PM
i cant seem to find this '$this = null' on line 31??
i know i am in the correct place web/catalog/admin/includes/classes upload.php
What am i doing wrong??
Thanks for any help you can give me
Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:42 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:26 PM
I had no problem making the site work on an external web server. The issue I am having is that I can't get anything to work on my local machine.