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    Default Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    I have an existing website on the domain root, and when I tried to install ZenCart through my web hosting (Lunarpages) I was told I can't because of exisiting directory. I still need the website to be up and running while I try to figure out ZenCart (since I have no idea how ZenCart will look and how I can customize it to fit my needs) before I fully switch from plain HTML to ZenCart. My question is....

    1) Is there a way I can install ZenCart in a different directory and try to figure it out there, and when I'm done to transfer the entire site from the testing directory to the domain root?

    2) If not, what can I do aside from shutting down the website?

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    You sure can, you can install it on a subfolder of your current site.
    I no longer provide installation support on forum for all my modules. However, if there are real bugs with the modules please feel free to contact me

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    Default Re: Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    Quote Originally Posted by yellow1912 View Post
    You sure can, you can install it on a subfolder of your current site.
    But when I'm done with the store in the subfolder, can I move it to my root domain? Or do I have to basically do everything over? >< Thanks!

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    Default Re: Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    You can, you will just have to make changes to 2 configuration files, but that will be an easy job.
    I no longer provide installation support on forum for all my modules. However, if there are real bugs with the modules please feel free to contact me

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    Default Re: Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    Quote Originally Posted by yellow1912 View Post
    You can, you will just have to make changes to 2 configuration files, but that will be an easy job.
    Oh! Really? Awesome! Can you tell me which 2 config files and I'll copy it down? That way I can get on upgrading my site as soon as I can!

    Also.... should I get the eBook of Zen Cart or I can hopefully figure out everything by myself? >< I've never installed an e-Commerce program myself and this will be my first try....

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    Default Re: Installing ZenCart with existing website?

    includes/configure.php
    and admin/includes/configure.php

    you will need to copy all files and folders under the subfolder you install ZC to the root folder, then make changes to the 2 files(to reflect the new link).
    I no longer provide installation support on forum for all my modules. However, if there are real bugs with the modules please feel free to contact me

 

 

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