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I'd like to use osCommerce to build up my online shop web page. I just finished download osCommerce 2.2-CVS Daily Snapshots to my win XP computer. I don't know what to do next. please help me for the below questions please:

 

1. What is the next step after download os commerce to my window XP computer?

2. Do I need to upload all the download file to hosting server ?

3. Can I use free hosting service to host os commerce shopping cart?

 

Thanks for your input.

 

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I'd like to use osCommerce to build up my online shop web page. I just finished download osCommerce 2.2-CVS Daily Snapshots to my win XP computer. I don't know what to do next. please help me for the below questions please:

 

1. What is the next step after download os commerce to my window XP computer?

Copy the files to your webserver's document root directory and then run the install script.

 

2. Do I need to upload all the download file to hosting server ?

If that is where you want to work on your files from then yes. Most people develop their sites at their local systems. When everything is complete then they copy the files up to their local system.

 

3. Can I use free hosting service to host os commerce shopping cart?

So long as they provide you access to PHP and MySQL then yes.

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." - A. Einstein

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You might find it easier to edit your files on your local system, but only test them on the server. That way there's less to install and you don't have 2 configurations to deal with.

In olden times the men were made of iron and the ships were made of wood; now it's the other way around. :wink:

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You might find it easier to edit your files on your local system, but only test them on the server. That way there's less to install and you don't have 2 configurations to deal with.

 

Thanks you for your reply!

May I ask you more questions:

 

1.My computer only have win XP operating system, doesn't that mean I can't install oscommerce into my computer?

 

2. I had visited the web site in your profile http://www.arbucklechurch.org/catalog/ , I was just wondering how much does it cost for hosting per month for your web site? and what kind of payment gateway you use?

 

Thanks again for your help.

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1.My computer only have win XP operating system, doesn't that mean I can't install oscommerce into my computer?

If you have XP Pro, then you just need to enable IIS and download PHP and MySQL.

 

If you have XP home, download and install Easy PHP which will give you Apache, PHP, and MySQL all in one.

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." - A. Einstein

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1.My computer only have win XP operating system, doesn't that mean I can't install oscommerce into my computer?
I have XP Pro, but have never tried to install osCommerce on it. I just work right on the real site, which could become a problem as it gets more traffic. I think it should be possible to install following daemonj instructions.

 

2. I had visited the web site in your profile http://www.arbucklechurch.org/catalog/ , I was just wondering how much does it cost for hosting per month for your web site? and what kind of payment gateway you use?
That sites costs $19.95/month, but that's partly because it comes with 5GB of space which we need for all of our real media files. They also have 24 hour email, web, and phone support and they actually mean you can call any time and talk to a tech, not leave a message. I test osCommerce on another site that costs $7.95/month and the performance is almost as good, support is not 24 hours, and web space is limited to 500MB.

 

We use the standard CC module with emailing of 1/2 the CC number and then do the transaction manually through ProPay. This is how we did it before we had an online store so we just continued for now. Previously all sales where through resellers.

In olden times the men were made of iron and the ships were made of wood; now it's the other way around. :wink:

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