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Akarr

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i try to set up a oscommerce on a local windows 2000 server at home. i want a localhost to try and develop the website before i try to run it live. i use a local ip. have not set up a local dns yet. but dont see have that would affect anything.

i try to run it on IIS. but how do i actually install the oscommerce? i move the files to my \inetpub\wwwroot folder i also tried a diffrent way inetpub\wwwroot\webshop after i did a virtual host in IIS and put them there. files are there but is it installed? i installed mysql as default and didnt change anything. using same password as my admin pass for the server to avoid password errors. i have problems with myphpadmin and dont know where to install that or how to install or access the program. when i click on a file it opens with dreamweaver i cant browse cause i dont have a database up. can my problem be that i didnt set up a database yet? what i noticed its not like setting up a regular hompage wich i have done before.

 

reallly need a step by step help here.

anyone else runnning oscommerce on a windows2000server and IIS? using mysql, phpadmin. dreamweaver and whatever other tools?

 

anyhelp is appriciated

 

i have read in knowledge database and yet still i got problems.

thanks

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You need to have several things installed on your computer in order to run osCommerce.

I suggest either downloading easyphp or xampp

both programs will install everything you need.

Once it is installed you then install osCommerce just like you would if you were using an online server.

Wendy James

 

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You need to have several things installed on your computer in order to run osCommerce.

I suggest either downloading easyphp or xampp

both programs will install everything you need.

Once it is installed you then install osCommerce just like you would if you were using an online server.

 

you mean i will be able to see a executable file in oscommerce if i installl easyphp?

 

i feel like a real beginner here. this is a new thing for me so maybe i ask questions that are obvious for others but for me its like i am learning how to read at the moment..

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Yup. :)

 

easyphp and xampp install apache, mysql, phpmyadmin, php and mysql so you can create the database and run the website locally. I use easyphp and never tried xampp so I can not tell you the difference. Don't believe there is any... atleast any when it comes to running osCommerce (or any other websites) locally.

 

You can search for both of them on any search engine to get links to their sites. I know easyphp is free, I believe xampp is as well.

 

All I can tell you about is easyphp so I will give you the basics of that.

You download the "program" then run the install. I believe, if I remember correctly, everything works right out of the box. You may need to edit the php.ini which you can access through the controller.

 

You then unzip osCommerce into your easyphp/www folder. Create the database via the easyphp program. Use localhost for the database server, root as the user and no password when you install oscommerce.

 

I have always just let osCommerce configure it for me and it always grabs the right directory structure so you should be good to go from there.

 

Good luck, and don't worry about asking questions... that is what the forums is for. :)

Wendy James

 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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Yup. :)

 

easyphp and xampp install apache, mysql, phpmyadmin, php and mysql so you can create the database and run the website locally. I use easyphp and never tried xampp so I can not tell you the difference. Don't believe there is any... atleast any when it comes to running osCommerce (or any other websites) locally.

 

You can search for both of them on any search engine to get links to their sites. I know easyphp is free, I believe xampp is as well.

 

All I can tell you about is easyphp so I will give you the basics of that.

You download the "program" then run the install. I believe, if I remember correctly, everything works right out of the box. You may need to edit the php.ini which you can access through the controller.

 

You then unzip osCommerce into your easyphp/www folder. Create the database via the easyphp program. Use localhost for the database server, root as the user and no password when you install oscommerce.

 

I have always just let osCommerce configure it for me and it always grabs the right directory structure so you should be good to go from there.

 

Good luck, and don't worry about asking questions... that is what the forums is for. :)

 

that sounds real easy to do.... makes me wanna quit work for today and run home and test it hehe.. thanks and ihope this works...

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Finally i got it to work...

not the way i wanted to but at least now i can use it and worry about other things then to set it up.

i had to go with easyphp where its like a bundle where you get Apache,myphpadmin.mysql and php in it... works fine

easy to install and use. only problem for me was that running it on a windows 2000server i got a conflict with apache service to start when IIS was up also using the same port. i run on another computer atm while i am trying to set it up a secondary test enviorment on the windows2000server.

 

i wonder also if you can have multiple sites up for testing? or if you just can reload the database if you mess things up?

 

anyone knows or is running on a windows2000server with IIS how it works? send me a tell please

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Not sure about windows2000, I have XP but I can have as many websites as I want... only thing is there can only be one in the main directory, the rest have to be subs.

Wendy James

 

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