OsCommerce version 4.x installation on your own server for multiple sales channels
If you do not have the osCommerce 4.x version yet see this manual how to install it on your own server for multiple sales channels as well as see the manuals how to install it on the osCommerce server via Install osCommerce for me and Let me install myself options.
Regarding installing osCommerce 4.x version on the osCommerce server please note that for the evaluation purposes the trial period is unlimited at the moment, but will be limited to 30 days by the end of 2023 or at the beginning of 2024. After this policy is implemented and your 30 days trial period is over you will have a choose to sign up for the osCommerce hosting service at a very reasonable price or migrate your website to another hosting provider.
To start installing osCommerce 4.x version on your own server for multiple sales channels navigate to https://www.oscommerce.com website and click on Download your FREE Shopping Cart button.
After the zip file is downloaded unzip it and upload its content to the public_html folder of your server via the FTP client you usually use. You can find the installation information in the readme file.
After the upload process is complete navigate to your website and on Unpacking Installation Files page click on Next button.
After the files are unpacked and at the first step (License Agreement) click on Accept and Start Installation button.
At the second step (Pre-installation Check) click on Proceed button.
At the third step (Database Access) fill in the required fields from Database access and click on Install Database button.
If you see this error check the box next to Delete data and continue installation option to clear your database and click on Retry button.
At the forth step (Settings) fill in the required fields and click on Update Database button. At this step you can also choose either multiple sales channels or a single one from the drop down list. By default multiple sales channels are chosen.
At the fifth step (Administrator Account) fill in the required fields and click on Create Access button. After that the corresponding email will be sent to the specified email address with the link to the administrator area as well as with the login details to it.
You can click on To visit admin area click here link and Complete Installation button.
If you click on Complete Installation button you can find the osCommerce Splash page with further information. You can also see all your installed sales channels and the option to login to the administrator area of your website. Click on Admin option and login.
Click on Dashboard tab. You can see the warning asking you to remove the Installation directory for security reasons so remove it from the server.
Refresh the page to make sure the warning does not show up any longer.
Click on Sales channels tab to confirm that all four sales channels have been installed.
Click on Design and CMS and Themes tab to confirm that all four themes have been installed as well.
You can start configuring your website further.
See the link to the playlist below demonstrating the osCommerce version 4.x installation on your own server, Install osCommerce for me and Let me install myself options: