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How do I install 1-Ecommerce?

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1ECOMMERCE Installation Instructions

These look much more complicated in explanation than when you are actually doing it. If you're still not keen then contact us and we'll do it for you for a small fee.

To get your 1ECOMMERCE website operational you need three things first:

1. Domain name and host account - Linux 100MB  recommended but should work on IIS
2. A mySQL database with phpMyAdmin or other database management tool is helpful but not required
3. FTP client - we recommend Filezilla - free from http://filezilla-project.org/download.php

After you've downloaded the 'setup-1ecommerce.zip' file unzip it to your desktop or other place you can find it easily.

You'll find two items; the 'readme.txt file includes the following instructions:

Using FTP, Upload all the files and folders in the 'upload_contents' folder (not the folder itself) to your host root folder.

This may be called 'public_html', 'www', 'htdocs' or somamething similar - check your hosting provider's instructions.

Once you've uploaded all the files, open a browser window and enter your domain name followed by '/installer/' into the address bar - it should look something like this: www.your-domain.com/installer/

Note that it won't work if you use the Google search field because Google has never indexed this.

Once the installation page has opened just follow the on screen instructions.


Folder permissions, also known as CHMOD, need to be set as follows using your FTP client (Filezilla).

Look at the right hand Filezilla window to see all your remote folders (sometimes called directories) and files.

Make sure the includes/dbopen.php file is writable: on Linux chmod it to 666 or rw-rw-rw-, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the images directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the theme directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions

Make sure the theme_library directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the theme/theme-images directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the _cms/xml directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the _cms/logs directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions
    
Make sure the xml directory is writable: on Linux chmod it to 777 or rwxrwxrwx, on Windows (IIS) make sure IUSR account has modify/read/write permissions

To set the CHMOD permissions right click on the folder and then click "File Attributes" from the context menu. Select the appropriate value as shown in the list above.

Note that the xml folder is inside the _cms folder, / indicates that you should look inside the folders to find the next one.

Once those are correct the system will check them and if they're all correct will proceed toenable to add your database connection details - these will come form your hosting setup.

Once entered you can install the database by clicking the button at the bottom.

To log into the site Content Management System enter the following details:
Username: admin
Password: change-this

Once you've logged in successfully proceed straight to the Change Password page and set your own password.

To see your site on the web enter your domain name into your preferred browser address bar: http://www."your-domain.com"/


 
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