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Stuck during the first steps of the installation


ryanlum

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hey guyz..

i am stuck at the first part of the installation..

the url is below.. it said that it is step 2. but then step 1 and step 2 is the same

 

i tried to click next but it redirects me back to this page.

 

btw.. does the database need a password?

i am using apache btw

 

http://localhost/oscommerce/install/install.php?step=2

 

Hello,

 

Yes you do need to enter in the database password and that's likely at least one of your issues. BTW "localhost" refers to a site running on your local machine and can only be accessed from that location.

 

Be well,

 

Tina

If you're not having fun you're not doing it right

 

Teach a person to fish rather than give them a loaf of bread or however that saying goes.

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Procedure to install is as follows:

 

1. If a local install, make sure that you have a web server installed on your machine, along with PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin etc.

2. Go to phpMyAdmin (for local or website install) and create a blank database

3. When all the files are located correctly on your server, go to one of these addresses (if web install and it is in the root of your domain then skip the 'catalog' part):

 

http://localhost/catalog/install (local install)

http://www.yourdomain.com/catalog/install (web install)

4. Make sure that all of your folders are writeable (755 or 777 for web install - and not 'Read Only' for local install). Also make sure that both of your configure.php files are writeable for them to be written to by the install programme.

5. During the install make sure that you enter the correct values:

(a) localhost

(B) pathway e.g. c:\apache\htdocs\catalog or /var/www/html/ (these will vary according to server on either local or web install)

6. The tick box to enable ssl - untick

7. Use persistent connections - untick

8. Store sessions in files or in database = database

9. You will need your database name, mysql user name and password

10. If installing locally it is likely that your user name is root and that there is no password (unless you have set one up in mysql.ini)

 

Vger

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My hosting company just let me know that they have PHP5 on the machines. The docs for oscommerce says that it supports PHP4. Could this be the problem of why I can't seem to get off step 2 of the install?

 

Jacquie

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Procedure to install is as follows:

 

1.  If a local install, make sure that you have a web server installed on your machine, along with PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin etc.

2.  Go to phpMyAdmin (for local or website install) and create a blank database

3.  When all the files are located correctly on your server, go to one of these addresses (if web install and it is in the root of your domain then skip the 'catalog' part):

 

http://localhost/catalog/install (local install)

 

Ok.. How do I know if the files are located correctly? I went to the localhost that easyphp comes up with when I go into it then directed it to where my files were so it looked like this http://123.1.1.1/root/catalog/install (not the real #'s of course). Anyway, I get a 404 error. I have absolutely zero idea of where to go from this point. I went into the admin part of easyphp and created a blank database as instructed and then ran the oscommerce.sql file (successful), but now I don't know what to do. How do I look at my OSC?

 

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Lori

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