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<_< hi i am trying to set up my website with oscommerce but i have no clue on how to do this. i have registered a domain name and have got a host eith a different company, slight problem there but i e-mailed them to ask if they can transfer it over.




where do i start!!! i dont know how to even create a directory to put oscommerce in let alone open it to edit it! i dont even know where to open it up to.


if anyone could please help me with this?


thanks so much in advance!!



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First of all get your domain and hosting sorted out....


ASK your hosting provider about FTP support and about PHP... does it support register_globals=on and safe_mode=off (and can they set that up for you!). Ask them to setup or how you can setup a blank MySQL database (you will need a database server name {like 'localhost' - default on most web servers}, database name, userID and password)


ONCE that is done...


Download and setup a FTP program to login to your site (ask your host which directory is your PUBLIC web site).


UnZIP the OSC program to your hard drive - setup the structure you want to have it as on the website...


default to put the catalog in \catalog\index.php (and all other files/directories)

and admin is in \catalog\admin\index.php (and all other files/directories)


(Don't do \catalog\catalog\index.php.....etc...)




Upload the WHOLE \catalog\ to your site (ie: www.yoursite.com\catalog\... )


From there you can follow the instructions in your package.


If this is beyond what you are able to do then I would hire someone to do it for you ----or got to SOMEONE who provides hosting with OSC included with there own support to help you get most of it up for you.



Good Luck

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