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Complete New boy has questions


alfie romeo

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Hello

 

I have never before built a online shopping/ecommerce solutution but have been recomended this by many other forum users.

 

What kind of skills will i need to implement this? Will the client be able to update their catologues themselves via CMS or will it always be down to me to update their products. Is there also some sort of back up device included with this product? i know it depends on hosts as to whether they back up their servers but i just wondered if this product itself could automatically download the MYSQL DB to you so you can back up regularly (bizarre question i know)

 

Last question then: Do you have a list of approved hosts here in the UK who could help with setting up?

 

thanks very much

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The minimal skills required for Oscommerce - depend very much on what you want to do with it - using the package straight out the box, is extremely simple - and anyone with even a very basic understanding of FTP, etc should be able to get it up and running.

 

If you are more adventerous with your planned design, you'll need a good working knowledge of HTML - and the more PHP you understand, the better.

 

The initial learning curve can be steep, but once you spend some time with osc, you'll find it to be intuitive and probably the best store there is.

 

Best thing would be to build a demo store - straight out the box. You'll need a web host that supports PHP and throws in a MySQL database.

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The minimal skills required for Oscommerce - depend very much on what you want to do with it - using the package straight out the box, is extremely simple - and anyone with even a very basic understanding of FTP, etc should be able to get it up and running.

 

If you are more adventerous with your planned design, you'll need a good working knowledge of HTML - and the more PHP you understand, the better.

Sorry if this sounds pedantic, but I'd hate to see anyone put off using osC! I think this should read 'You'll nead to acquire a good[ish] working knowledge of html.' & likewise PHP. I started with zero knowledge of either. :wink:
The initial learning curve can be steep, but once you spend some time with osc, you'll find it to be intuitive and probably the best store there is.

Now that bit you got right! :D :lol: :D

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i have good html skills and have just started getting to grips with PHP. And i'm sure if i get stuck, i can ask you friendly people for advice.

 

the fact that so many people are passionate about OSCommerce speaks volumes for the product.

 

thanks again

 

phil

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