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Four "How do I's" for initial installation.


doolittle

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Hi and thanks! I have been "given" an osCommerce store and am familiar with configuring but have not a clue as to the initial installation process. I don't understand how to do any of the following. After that, I think I can go from there. So, how do I:

(1)Unzip or untar the files?

(2)Upload the entire catelog folder to my root directory?

(3)Know whether my FTP client is set to Auto-Detect or Manuel?

(4)(If Manuel) Upload all PHP files in ASC11 mode - not Binary mode?

I've never done any of this before so, if you don't mind, please keep it elementary.

Thanks, very much!

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(1) download an "unzipper" tool like this one: http://www.rarlab.com/ (for Windows - not sure what you do for a Mac!)

(2) assuming you have a ftp client , once you unzip your installation file, connect to your ftp directory, then drag/drop the whole catalog dir into the root of your webpage, which may be something liket youruser\public_html (it depends)

(3) not sure - must depend on client, maybe under a dropdown menu called Tools or Options

(4) php go up ASCII; gifs and jpegs etc. go up Binary. Not everything in the catalog dir is php, so don't set the whole upload to ASCII. My client (Filezilla) has an "auto" option, along with ascii and Binary; I use that one because presumably it knows what its doing~

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(1) download an "unzipper" tool like this one: http://www.rarlab.com/ (for Windows - not sure what you do for a Mac!)

(2) assuming you have a ftp client , once you unzip your installation file, connect to your ftp directory, then drag/drop the whole catalog dir into the root of your webpage, which may be something liket youruser\public_html (it depends)

(3) not sure - must depend on client, maybe under a dropdown menu called Tools or Options

(4) php go up ASCII; gifs and jpegs etc. go up Binary. Not everything in the catalog dir is php, so don't set the whole upload to ASCII. My client (Filezilla) has an "auto" option, along with ascii and Binary; I use that one because presumably it knows what its doing~

 

yesterday i posted a link to an installation guide i wrote for non techies in this forum. i think its on the second page of the installation forum now. check it out, might help.

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