Installing osCommerce on your home computer

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This tutorial and download package will enable you to set up osCommerce on your own home computer (i.e. on localhost). You might be thinking "why on earth would I want to do that" - well, how about if I said that you can test out contributions before uploading them to your "live store" - or how about making a new osCommerce shop design easily and quickly, without affecting any portion of your existing "live site" - the possibilities are endless.

This package is compatible with osCommerce versions through osCommerce 2.2 RC2a. It is not compatible with 3.0.

Updated July 2011

NEW!

Tutorial now includes the new 2.3.1 osCommerce as well as the older 2.2 osCommerce (and 2.2 with STS).

Package now supports CURL (good for testing outside modules such as UPS and Fedex).

How easy to Install and use?

Just watch this video and you will see it takes absolutely no effort to get this package up and running! You don't even have to install osCommerce - it's already done for you!

What will you learn?

This "osCommerce on localhost" tutorial teaches the following:

  • HOW TO TURN THE 'LOCALHOST' ON
    • Potential Error Messages
  • HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO A PAGE ON 'LOCALHOST'
  • HOW TO MAKE A COPY OF 'LOCALHOST' ON YOUR WEBSITE HOSTING ACCOUNT
    • Set up a 'live' database ready for use
    • Make a dump of your 'localhost' database
    • Transfer the osCommerce files
    • Run the install!
  • HOW TO TURN “LOCALHOST” OFF

Part 2 of the Tutorial shows

  • HOW TO MAKE A COPY OF YOUR LIVE STORE ON 'LOCALHOST'
    • How to make a backup of your LIVE database (db)
    • How to use PHPMyAdmin to create a 'localhost' db using your 'LIVE' db settings
    • How to recreate a LIVE store on 'localhost'
    • How to create config files that work
  • REFLECTING CHANGES ON 'LOCALHOST' TO LIVE

Bonus Package

You also receive bonus files consisting of:

  • Pre-installed PHP
  • Pre-installed MySQL
  • Pre-installed PHPMyAdmin
  • Pre-installed osCommerce
  • Pre-installed osCommerce with STS

This bonus package should enable you to have osCommerce working on localhost within a few minutes and as easy as 123.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This eBook and package is for Windows users only - sorry.

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This eBook is supplied in .pdf format along with numerous extra files totalling approximately 19 Megabytes. Download time on Broadband should be around 2 minutes, and on dial-up around 15 minutes.

This package is instantly downloadable after payment is received. An email link will be sent to your Paypal address to allow you to grab the file directly from our Server.

Your's is the only setup/install I have used that got all three needed components (Apache, PHP & MySql) to work for me. I could get Apache to work, but not MySql. Then I could get PHP installed correctly, but Apache wouldn't "see" it. Then I'd get MySql to start, but. All in all, a very frustration exercise! Your install program worked as promised. Hooray!

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