Updated on Dec 10, 2015
This tutorial will review the installation of osCommerce via the Softaculous auto-installer available in cPanel. The process is easy and requires a few clicks for a full completion. We will review all available options for a new osCommerce installation, so you can get a better understanding of that.
To Install osCommerce via Softaculous, you have to:
The first step is to access the Softaculous auto-installer. You need to log into your cPanel account and navigate to the Software and Services tab. Click on the Softaculous icon to proceed further.
You will be presented with a list of all applications available for installation through Softaculous. They are categorized on the left-side of the screen by their functionality. There is also a search box at the top of this list. Locate it and enter osCommerce in the field, then select the application.
You will be presented with a short description of osCommerce, ratings for it, live demo and more. If you decide that you wish to use it, click on the Install button to proceed further.
The next step will allow you to set some pre-installation options for your new website. This is important, as it is the basic configuration of osCommerce on your account. Let us review each of the available sections.
The first section is called the Software Setup. The available options on it are:
The next section is the Store Settings. The information you can add here is:
The last section is the Admin Account. It offers the following options:
When you enter all of the options in the previous step, you can safely proceed with the actual installation process. Click on the Install button below and the system will handle the rest for you.
This may take a few seconds and you will be presented with a summary of your new installation.