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Autoload.org eCommerce Shopping Cart Script Installation Instructions

Installing Autoload eCommerce Shopping Cart Script only takes one click.

Step 1: Upload all files to the directory of your choosing. Use an ftp client or other means to upload all files included in the distribution to your web server. Put it wherever you want but keep the directory structure just how it is.

Step 2: Ready your mySQL database:

If you don't have a database you'd like to use already, then first create a mySQL database on your server and also create a user with all priviledges allowed to access that database. This is assuming you don't already have a mySQL database, username, and password. You'll need these to install so have them ready.

Step 3: Run the installation script from the install/ directory you uploaded:

In a web browser, open the autoload/install/ folder where you uploaded it. This will start the installation. Steps are shown below:

Enter your ftp and mySQL database connection information:

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Autoload Install does the rest:

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First Autoload checks to make sure your webserver meets the system requirements and if not tells you what is missing. Assuming everything is ready, you'll need to enter your mySQL database and ftp login information, as well as some store configuration details as you'd like them.

After submitting the information, Autoload Install takes the information, imports and updates the database, and then writes the configuration files for you. Before the installation completes, file permissions are set automatically and your store is online.

Post Installation step 1: Delete the installation folder.

Post Installation step 2: Replace your logo:

Rename your logo to be called logo.jpg and upload it to the images folder. Many parts of the script rely on your logo being named logo.jpg and located in the images/ directory.

(Optional): Verify permissions: Permissions on files and folders should be as listed below. This is the default but it is a good idea to check yours.:
includes/configure.php set permissions to either 444 or on some servers to 644
download (the directory) set permissions to 755
pub (the directory) set permissions to 755
temp (the directory) set permissions to 755
images (the directory) set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/english/define_mainpage.php set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/english/header_tags.php set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/espanol/define_mainpage.php set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/espanol/header_tags.php set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/german/define_mainpage.php set permissions to 755
/includes/languages/german/header_tags.php set permissions to 755
admin/backups (the directory) set permissions to 755
admin/images/graphs (the directory) set permissions to 755
admin/includes/configure.php set permissions to either 444 or if getting error message, 644
Note: If using 755 for directories does not work then it is possible that you are on a less secure web host. You can use 777 but it might be a security risk.

(Advanced Option/Useful Addon): Edit the .htaccess file:

Edit htaccess.txt in any text editor to reflect your website domain name. Be certain to find all instances where your domain name is used. The .htaccess file is used to ensure that register_globals is off, protect from hotlinking, and block different bots. Upload htaccess.txt to your server root directory and then rename it to ".htaccess." Note that you will need ot configure this properly and upload to the correct location or the images on your own control panel will cease to work. To correct it, you'll likely need to remove the https parts of the .htaccess file.

After following these steps and verifying that your website is up and running you will then be ready to begin configuring your website for your store.

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