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OSCOMMERCE install for dummies - HELP ?


courtsjoe

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Hi guys

 

Ok so i have been selling stuff on an auction site for a while now and thing its time to take it to the next level.

I have setup a website (free one) using www.my5gb.com free 5gb service

 

i have read about oscommerce and understand its one of the best free carts around. i want to integrate this with PAYMATE.com ( i am a new zealander)

 

now i have read the pdf that comes with oscommemrce and started at the install section

 

it says to unzip its contents to the root directory, which i have.

then it says:

Using phpMyAdmin or another tool, create your database and user, and assign that user

to the database. Write down the name of the database, username, and password for this

database for the database installation procedure.

 

So i downloaded phpMyAdmin 2.11.7-rc1 - english and unzipped it to my computer...

I have then read the documentation that comes with phpmyadmin and it says:

Untar or unzip the distribution (be sure to unzip the subdirectories): tar -xzvf phpMyAdmin_x.x.x-all-languages.tar.gz in your webserver's document root. If you don't have direct access to your document root, put the files in a directory on your local machine, and, after step 4, transfer the directory on your web server using, for example, ftp.

 

after that i loaded it to my webserver (my5gb.com) http://mywebserver/rootdirectory/phpMyadmi....7-rc1-english/

 

Do i need to put it in the actual root directory or is the subfolder "phpmyadmin-2xxxxxx" ok?

 

and then:

Ensure that all the scripts have the appropriate owner (if PHP is running in safe mode, having some scripts with an owner different from the owner of other scripts will be a problem). See FAQ 4.2 and FAQ 1.26 for suggestions.

 

Now what does all this mean? I normally use dreamweaver to all my stuff and have very basic understanding of HTML

Can i use the cart on a free webserver?

As i want to test it out to design my own working cart first before i staert paying for a proper domain name etc etc

 

 

any help would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks

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Hi guys

 

Ok so i have been selling stuff on an auction site for a while now and thing its time to take it to the next level.

I have setup a website (free one) using www.my5gb.com free 5gb service

 

i have read about oscommerce and understand its one of the best free carts around. i want to integrate this with PAYMATE.com ( i am a new zealander)

 

now i have read the pdf that comes with oscommemrce and started at the install section

 

it says to unzip its contents to the root directory, which i have.

then it says:

Using phpMyAdmin or another tool, create your database and user, and assign that user

to the database. Write down the name of the database, username, and password for this

database for the database installation procedure.

 

So i downloaded phpMyAdmin 2.11.7-rc1 - english and unzipped it to my computer...

I have then read the documentation that comes with phpmyadmin and it says:

Untar or unzip the distribution (be sure to unzip the subdirectories): tar -xzvf phpMyAdmin_x.x.x-all-languages.tar.gz in your webserver's document root. If you don't have direct access to your document root, put the files in a directory on your local machine, and, after step 4, transfer the directory on your web server using, for example, ftp.

 

after that i loaded it to my webserver (my5gb.com) http://mywebserver/rootdirectory/phpMyadmi....7-rc1-english/

 

Do i need to put it in the actual root directory or is the subfolder "phpmyadmin-2xxxxxx" ok?

 

and then:

Ensure that all the scripts have the appropriate owner (if PHP is running in safe mode, having some scripts with an owner different from the owner of other scripts will be a problem). See FAQ 4.2 and FAQ 1.26 for suggestions.

 

Now what does all this mean? I normally use dreamweaver to all my stuff and have very basic understanding of HTML

Can i use the cart on a free webserver?

As i want to test it out to design my own working cart first before i staert paying for a proper domain name etc etc

 

 

any help would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks

 

Sorry to ask a question, and not answer any of yours.......but, are you sure a FREE hosting plan will run OsCommerce ? I didn't think Free servers offered SQL database management or CGI services ??

 

 

Correct me if I am wrong.

 

 

Chris

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