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XAMPP to cPanel and Fantastico Pre-Installation Questions

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I have some questions regarding the installation of osCommerce to my existing site. I have been configuring it offline in XAMPP and want to upload it to my host (who uses the standard Linux-based cPanel). Is it easier to use the cPanel Fantastico installer and then upload the database I created, or do a clean installation of osc straight into my site?

 

I want a separate folder (mysite.com/catalog) for navigation. If I rename the catalog folder once it’s uploaded, will that mess up the internals? And, as I understand it, the basic steps for all this would be to create a mySQL database, and then begin the web-based installation process (or use Fantastico).

 

Also, I will be using the PayPal Website Standard module – can I install that first and then upload, or should that go on after the catalog is live?

 

And finally, I will want to add the ‘Quantity Price Breaks Per Product’ add-on module – how does add-on installation work in general, and again, is it better to do that after it’s all live?

 

Sorry for the basic questions – I’m very new to all this. I searched the forums but didn’t find answers to my particular questions, so if I’m wasting time and space here, perhaps a quick link to where I should have looked would certainly help.

 

Thank you all!

 

Tony

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Well, I did get my new OSC installation up and running using the cPanel fantastico installer. It worked very smoothly and the site appears to be healthy. First time I have used Fantastico, and I must say I was impressed. After a database import it all looks good.

 

As for my other questions in the first post, most of them have answered themselves since the installation worked.

 

I still have some questions about contributions and add-ons, but that likely belongs in another thread.

 

Sorry for being all over the map with the first post: too many unrelated questions in one post, I'm afraid.

 

Tony

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