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I'm very new at this as my question will show. Do I have to sign up with server and pay $$$ while I set up cataloque etc. or can I load oscommerce on my computer, do the work and then sign on with web hosting company? I can't et anything going on my computer, files are all PHP.

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You'll need to download and install xampp or lamp for it to work.

Yes, you can install osCommerce locally in your computer and configure it without signing up with a hosting provider

Thank you Bryce. I've installed xampp and I now have access to a control panel on the desktop - but how to go from there to following instructions on page 5 of oscommerce manual is a mystery to me. I thought I knew something about programs, but this is all new territory. I see xampp already has files for catalog, phpmydmin etc. How are these different then os commerce's files.

opening web browser /yourserver/catlog/install does nothing. I suppose I have to somehow give a name to the xampp program I have installed.

Maybe i need too much hand holding and have to use web host people, but I sure would like to get some start at making a web site store just to make sure my numbering of products etc suits itself to easy navigation when I do put it with the host.

Any help to get me started will be greatly appreciated.

Bernie

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Thank you Bryce. I've installed xampp and I now have access to a control panel on the desktop - but how to go from there to following instructions on page 5 of oscommerce manual is a mystery to me. I thought I knew something about programs, but this is all new territory. I see xampp already has files for catalog, phpmydmin etc. How are these different then os commerce's files.

opening web browser /yourserver/catlog/install does nothing. I suppose I have to somehow give a name to the xampp program I have installed.

Maybe i need too much hand holding and have to use web host people, but I sure would like to get some start at making a web site store just to make sure my numbering of products etc suits itself to easy navigation when I do put it with the host.

Any help to get me started will be greatly appreciated.

Bernie

1. Locate the xampp folder created in the installation.

2. Unzip OsCommerce you downloaded. Extract "catalog" folder.

3. Inside xampp folder is another folder called "htdocs", place the "catalog" folder inside it.

4. Open your browser and type "localhost/phpmyadmin" no quotes

5. login user: root and no password

6. If you're prompted to create or have a password, do so. Remember your database username and password. You'll need it later in the installation.

7. Once logged in, type a name for your database in the input box, click create. Remember the name of your database. Exit

8. Open your browser and type "localhost/catalog/install" no quotes

9. Continue with installation

 

Note: Since this is a local install, your web server address is localhost or 127.0.0.1

 

Helpful links:

 

http://www.oscommerce.info/

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=274968 <-- How do I ...

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1. Locate the xampp folder created in the installation.

2. Unzip OsCommerce you downloaded. Extract "catalog" folder.

3. Inside xampp folder is another folder called "htdocs", place the "catalog" folder inside it.

4. Open your browser and type "localhost/phpmyadmin" no quotes

5. login user: root and no password

6. If you're prompted to create or have a password, do so. Remember your database username and password. You'll need it later in the installation.

7. Once logged in, type a name for your database in the input box, click create. Remember the name of your database. Exit

8. Open your browser and type "localhost/catalog/install" no quotes

9. Continue with installation

 

Note: Since this is a local install, your web server address is localhost or 127.0.0.1

 

Helpful links:

 

http://www.oscommerce.info/

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=274968 <-- How do I ...

Well I've moved a bit,but when I start phpmyadmin message is #1130 "localhost not allowed to connect"

I used to work in DOS, so familar with going in and doing edit on a line, if that helps.

I set upsuperuser"root" with a password, but I don't get a screen to log on, just denial. How to link hs no info that I can find.

Can you still help me get going????

Thank you

Bernie

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Well I've moved a bit,but when I start phpmyadmin message is #1130 "localhost not allowed to connect"

I used to work in DOS, so familar with going in and doing edit on a line, if that helps.

I set upsuperuser"root" with a password, but I don't get a screen to log on, just denial. How to link hs no info that I can find.

Can you still help me get going????

Thank you

Bernie

I've managed to get tothe mysql by substituting the # address instead of "localhost"???

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1. Locate the xampp folder created in the installation.

2. Unzip OsCommerce you downloaded. Extract "catalog" folder.

3. Inside xampp folder is another folder called "htdocs", place the "catalog" folder inside it.

4. Open your browser and type "localhost/phpmyadmin" no quotes

5. login user: root and no password

6. If you're prompted to create or have a password, do so. Remember your database username and password. You'll need it later in the installation.

7. Once logged in, type a name for your database in the input box, click create. Remember the name of your database. Exit

8. Open your browser and type "localhost/catalog/install" no quotes

9. Continue with installation

 

I installed xammp, figured out how to get it going, and I've extracted oscommerce to my desktop. I copied the catalog folder, and put it in htdocs, and followed the rest of the instructions. After creating a database, I went to localhost/catalog/install, and this was the first time I was prompted for a user name and a password. I did that, and clicked on continue......

Now I get this message: Access denied for user 'jim'@'localhost' (using password: YES).

 

I searched and no one has ever had this problem. It's solely mine. Big surprise, there. And to think I have YET to actually encounter an oscommerce problem; I'm still in the launch phase.....

 

Help, please.

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It means that your username or password is incorrect.

 

Log in to your phpmyadmin and test it.

 

I installed xammp, figured out how to get it going, and I've extracted oscommerce to my desktop. I copied the catalog folder, and put it in htdocs, and followed the rest of the instructions. After creating a database, I went to localhost/catalog/install, and this was the first time I was prompted for a user name and a password. I did that, and clicked on continue......

Now I get this message: Access denied for user 'jim'@'localhost' (using password: YES).

 

I searched and no one has ever had this problem. It's solely mine. Big surprise, there. And to think I have YET to actually encounter an oscommerce problem; I'm still in the launch phase.....

 

Help, please.

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It means that your username or password is incorrect.

 

Log in to your phpmyadmin and test it.

 

When I go to the phpmyadmin page, it has nothing on it about a password, and there appears to be no way to test a password or username. How do I do these things?

 

The only time I entered a un or password was at the localhost/catalog/install page. I thought I was entering them there for future use. I certainly have not set up a un or pw previously...........

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Access denied for user 'jim'@'localhost' (using password: YES).

You go this message because the username and password you entered did not match the username and password you use to login to MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

 

There's another set of username and password you will fill out. That would be for the login screen for your osc admin panel.

Take note of it.

 

1. Your database server <-- localhost

2. Your database username <-- username you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

3. Your database password <-- password you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

4. Your database <-- name of your database you created

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You go this message because the username and password you entered did not match the username and password you use to login to MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

 

There's another set of username and password you will fill out. That would be for the login screen for your osc admin panel.

Take note of it.

 

1. Your database server <-- localhost

2. Your database username <-- username you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

3. Your database password <-- password you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

4. Your database <-- name of your database you created

 

Evidently a random un and pw was assigned, I guess. How do I change this un and pw to something I know?

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I tried going to localhost/oscommerce/admin and see if I could change passwords there.---no such thing.

I tried localhost/phymyadmin and it does not give me any options involving un's or pw's

 

I tried going through the xammp control panel, too; that doesn't work, either.

 

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The default login credentials for (XAMPP)PhpMyAdmin, assuming you haven't chaged it is root

There is no password.

 

This >> here might help.

 

root! that was it. I'm in.

 

I honestly try to figure these things out, but until this "clicks" I'm afraid this is going to go agonizingly slow for me. Thanks so much for your help! Hopefully, most of my new problems are things that are easily (and often) addressed in here......(I hope)......

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root! that was it. I'm in.

 

I honestly try to figure these things out, but until this "clicks" I'm afraid this is going to go agonizingly slow for me. Thanks so much for your help! Hopefully, most of my new problems are things that are easily (and often) addressed in here......(I hope)......

 

oh, I forgot, xammp is extremely cool-- without it I'd still be messing around to configure things.........

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You got this message because the username and password you entered did not match the username and password you use to login to MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

 

There's another set of username and password you will fill out. That would be for the login screen for your osc admin panel.

Take note of it.

 

1. Your database server <-- localhost

2. Your database username <-- username you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

3. Your database password <-- password you use to access MYSQL (PhpMyAdmin)

4. Your database <-- name of your database you created

 

 

 

 

i was wondering what to enter into the login screen

1)what is the localhost....your database server

2)as the posts suggest enter the word root....am i correct in this

3)same here enter the word root

4)then enter database created

 

i am stuck here on this screen

cant figure out what to enter in these fields

thanks for the help

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1. Locate the xampp folder created in the installation.

2. Unzip OsCommerce you downloaded. Extract "catalog" folder.

3. Inside xampp folder is another folder called "htdocs", place the "catalog" folder inside it.

4. Open your browser and type "localhost/phpmyadmin" no quotes

5. login user: root and no password

6. If you're prompted to create or have a password, do so. Remember your database username and password. You'll need it later in the installation.

7. Once logged in, type a name for your database in the input box, click create. Remember the name of your database. Exit

8. Open your browser and type "localhost/catalog/install" no quotes

9. Continue with installation

 

Note: Since this is a local install, your web server address is localhost or 127.0.0.1

 

Helpful links:

 

http://www.oscommerce.info/

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=274968 <-- How do I ...

 

 

Hi Bryce, I followed ur instruction and got stucked at no.4. It went Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. What have i done wrong?

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Hi Bryce, I followed ur instruction and got stucked at no.4. It went Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. What have i done wrong?
Does http://localhost/ work? If so, uninstall and reinstall xampp; this time make sure that you tell it to install phpMyAdmin when it asks. Resume instructions at step 1.

 

You could also install phpMyAdmin separately. However, if you haven't done anything yet, it's probably simpler to just start over.

Always back up before making changes.

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Hi Bryce, I followed ur instruction and got stucked at no.4. It went Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. What have i done wrong?

XAMPP provides the environment to run oscommerce. It will install APACHE, Mysql, Filezilla, and Mercury. Filezilla and mercury are optional installs.

 

Make sure that XAMPP is installed and running properly. Also, make certain that APACHE and MySQL have started. You can verify this through the XAMPP control panel.

 

You need to allow MYSQL and APACHE through your firewall, if you have one actively installed.

 

If runing properly, you'll see the XAMPP welcome screen when you type http://localhost

 

In XAMPP, PhPMyAdmin is the default UI for MySQL.

 

Minor Addendum on post #4

Database server is also localhost or 127.0.0.1

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XAMPP provides the environment to run oscommerce. It will install APACHE, Mysql, Filezilla, and Mercury. Filezilla and mercury are optional installs.

 

Make sure that XAMPP is installed and running properly. Also, make certain that APACHE and MySQL have started. You can verify this through the XAMPP control panel.

 

You need to allow MYSQL and APACHE through your firewall, if you have one actively installed.

 

If runing properly, you'll see the XAMPP welcome screen when you type http://localhost

 

In XAMPP, PhPMyAdmin is the default UI for MySQL.

 

Minor Addendum on post #4

Database server is also localhost or 127.0.0.1

 

Alright, now i'm done with step 4. Type in the localhost/phpmyadmin,

nothing has prompt out for login and password, and came out this stage -> see picture fu55ol.jpg

is that the right path I'm heading?

Right to step 7. Where should I create a database? I pressume is on the picture, will I be creating Under "Collation" and "utf8_general_ci" ?

 

I know i'm very close to installing oscommerce. Assist me brother! :D

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When I created my databases I have created them as the default setting unless otherwise. So all you would do is where it says *create database, is to create your database, call it what you wish. If ya need help let me know.

I am currently just learning osCommerce and PHP, but am always willing to help out.

 

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Good news, I just hit and punch all the steps and finished installing oscommerce.

But I end up with this

 

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Unknown MySQL server host 'localhost ' (11001) in C:\xampp\htdocs\catalog\admin\includes\functions\database.php on line 19

Unable to connect to database server!

 

either i click on catalog or administrator tool

 

What have i done wrong this time?

 

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Make sure that XAMPP is installed and running properly. Also, make certain that APACHE and MySQL have started. You can verify this through the XAMPP control panel.

The error you recieved was the result of MYSQL not running during the install or part of the installation.

 

After you're done with the installation, here are a few resources to assist you.

 

1. Knowledge Base

 

2. How do I ... Regularly Asked questions

 

3. osc Design & Layout

 

4. Newbie Roadmap

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