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Where is the database server?


GIDMEISTER

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I installed oscommerce on a windows PC that has PHP and MYSQL and an apache server. (This is my home PC, its not meant to serve pages to the web.) Then I tried to see the oscommerce main page by going to:

http://localhost/oscommerce/catalog/index.php

This page tells me that it helps install my oscommerce site. So I clicked on the 'install' button and I'm taken to a page that asks for:

1. The address of the database server in the form of a hostname or an IP address

2. A username and password for the database server

3. The name of the database to hold data in.

What database are they talking about? Does Oscommerce come with its own database? How would I fill out these fields?

Thanks,

Gideon

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you need to install mysql server to get the osc running on your own computer.

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I installed oscommerce on a windows PC that has PHP and MYSQL and an apache server. (This is my home PC, its not meant to serve pages to the web.) Then I tried to see the oscommerce main page by going to:

http://localhost/oscommerce/catalog/index.php

This page tells me that it helps install my oscommerce site. So I clicked on the 'install' button and I'm taken to a page that asks for:

1. The address of the database server in the form of a hostname or an IP address

2. A username and password for the database server

3. The name of the database to hold data in.

What database are they talking about? Does Oscommerce come with its own database? How would I fill out these fields?

Thanks,

Gideon

 

I see you have mysql, php and apache installed

 

Use phpmyadmin to create a db, a user that has all privileges to that db and a pw for the user.

 

Use localhost as the server the db is on.

 

Good Luck and enjoy.

 

G

 

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