Setting Up osCommerce

To set up osCommerce online shop:

  1. Select Domain info in the Domain Settings menu.
  2. Click the Edit icon in the Web Service field.
  3. On the page that shows enable osCommerce for the online store domain. Agree with charges, if any.
  4. Create a database and a user. osCommerce uses MySQL databases to store your commercial data, such as products or catalogues.

    Warning: Assigning a previously created MySQL database for use by osCommerce will clear contents of all its tables.

    The databases used by osCommerce will show among your MySQL databases as Locked By osCommerce.

  5. You can manage osCommerce databases with any MySQL GUI client or the built-in phpMyAdmin control panel. For more information on MySQL please refer to MySQL Support chapter of this manual.
  6. Set permissions to the admin directory using the htProtect utility which is integrated into WebShell File Manager. This is done to restrict public access to osCommerce configuration.

    Warning: When setting osCommerce on Winbox, the "admin" directory is protected by default Parallels H-Sphere setting. Therefore, it's not a subject to Webshell protection.To access this directory, user should enter his FTP login info.

  7. Now, let's take a look at the osCommerce controls:

  8. Click the Apply link to change server configuration. Without it osCommerce may not work.