• Installing Zen Cart RSS Feed

    In order to disable SSL in your Zen Cart store, you will need to change includes/configure.php and admin/includes/configure.php.

    in includes/configure.php find the following code:

    Yes you can! (please be sure to look at the server requirements)

    1- Install Zen Cart on your test server make all the tweaks and changes there.

    2- Create a backup of your database using either phpMyAdmin (from your hosting company's control panel) or via your admin panel (if you have a backup option)

    3- Simply take all the files the way they are and upload them to your new host. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE "zc_install" folder.

    4- Create a database on your new server, so that you have a place for your Zen Cart data to be stored.

    5- Use your browser to access the zc_install folder on your NEW host. Install Zen Cart by walking through all ...

    No, you do not need to have phpBB installed to use  Zen Cart. In v1.3.x there was some code to act as a bridge allowing a visitor who is creating ...

    Yes, Zen Cart will run in a phpsuexec environment. However, you will need to work with your server administrator to determine the correct file-permissions mask to use for marking files read-only so that the "warning: configure.php files are writable" alert doesn't appear. Sometimes this may mean setting permissions as low as 444 or even 400.  Your host should be able to help you with these limitations.

     If your host is running phpsuexec for security reasons, you will get a 500 Internal Error if you upload .htaccess files to your server while trying to control php settings. 
    If you are using .htaccess with php_ value_entries within it, you would receive an internal server 500 error when attempting to access the scripts, if you your host has phpsuexec installed.
    This is because php is no longer running as an apache module and apache will not handle those directives ...

    What is Checksum Validation?

    When downloading files from the internet, it's very important to verify that the file you downloaded IS in fact the file you EXPECTED to download. Authors of software typically zip up their software and then calculate a "checksum" ...

    // Define the webserver and path parameters
      // HTTP_SERVER is your Main webserver: eg:'http://www.your_domain.com'
      // HTTPS_SERVER is your Secure webserver: eg:'https://www.your_domain.com'
      define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://localhost');
      define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://localhost');

      // Use secure webserver ...

    To use Zen Cart, you need a database.

    To prepare a MySQL database for Zen Cart to use:

    1. Open your hosting account's control panel.
    2. Find the "Databases" section
    3. Choose the MySQL option
    4. Click on the option to Create a database.  Enter a name for it and submit. (Record the name for use in Zen Cart)
    5. Now create ...

    (Windows servers "always" run PHP as a CGI app, so this FAQ may not apply to Windows hosts.)

    While Zen Cart is "best" run on a server running PHP as an apache "module", some hosts only run PHP as a CGI application. There are generally more restrictions and limitations in functionality if this is how your PHP hosting is setup.

    Things to Note ...

    This suggests you have something wrong with any of:
    - username
    - password
    - database name
    - database host/server
    - security settings on your database

    When you created your database, did you grant the user access to the database?

    Proper database-configuration ...

    1. Where IS my shop?

    You uploaded your files to someplace like /home/myname/public_html/zencart

    Thus, the URL to view your site would be: www.mydomain.com/zencart
    The Admin URL would be: www.mydomain.com/zencart/admin

    To edit the files on your PC for customizing, you will need a text editor. A good free one with syntax highlighting is Crimson Editor or Notepad++.

    The FAQ articles on customizing will help you determine which files to change. Then you'll need to upload them to your site for changes to take effect.

    2. After installation, you'll want to address several ADMINISTRATIVE things to get your basic shop operational.


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