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You can install OpenCart automatically or manually:

Important points:

  • You can install OpenCart or ocStore automatically only on a site with a working domain, correctly directed to a hosting account.
  • If among the versions available for automatic installation there is no one you need, use manual installation.
  • OpenCart is installed in English. Localization can be done by instructions.

To install OpenCart or ocStore in automatic mode, do the following:

  1. Go to "Hosting My sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "OpenCart»Click«Set»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set»:
    • «Administrator email "- specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • «Administrator password "- enter the administrator password or click"Random"To generate it automatically. By default, an automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • «Version »- select the appropriate version of OpenCart or ocStore from the list.
    • «Database»- select one of the existing databases, to which the site will be connected, or click "Create DB"To create a new.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- a checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “done»:
  5. Check the site is working. To access adminpanels use data specified during installation.
  6. If you need to change the OpenCart interface language from English to another, use instruction.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

To manually install the current version of OpenCart, do the following:
  1. Download from official site an archive with the distribution kit of the latest version of OpenCart on your PC.
  2. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Via filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
    3. Move the entire contents of the subdirectory upload in root directory.
    4. Edit the file .htaccess.txt:
      1. Find the following line in it:
        Options +FollowSymlinks
      2. Replace it with this:
        Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    5. Rename .htaccess.txt in .htaccess.
    6. Rename two files config-dist.php in config.php:
      1. The first one is in root directory.
      2. The second one is in a subdirectory admin.
  3. Prepare the database:
    • If there are no free databases, create new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  4. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser.
    2. Step 1... Read the license and accept it.
    3. Step 2... Make sure all installation conditions are met (each line has a green checkmark or the word "Writable").
    4. Step 3... Fill the form:
      1. Specify the settings for connecting to the database:
        • «DB Driver"- leave"MySQLi».
        • «Hostname"- instead of localhost indicate host (server) address databases.
        • «Username"- instead of root indicate Username (login) Database.
        • «Password"- specify password database user.
        • «Database"- specify database name.
        • «Port"- leave the standard port 3306.
        • «Prefix"- leave the standard prefix oc_ or specify any other at your discretion.
      2. Provide administrator details (they will be used to access adminpanels site):
        • «Username" - Username.
        • «Password"- password.
        • «E-Mail" - post office.
    5. Step 4... Remove subdirectory install of root directory site.
  5. Check the site is working.

If necessary, you can run Russificationby installing and configuring the appropriate language pack.