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How to Install osCommerce 2.3.3 Online Shop

The installation of osCommerce v2.3.3 is similar to previous version. It is quite to install and shoud only take a few minutes to finish.

1. Access osCommerce website..

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2. Click on the Products link on the top menu.

3. The osCommerce Online Merchant screen appear.

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4. Click on the Download button to download osCommerce v2.3.3 Full Package.

5. The download should take about 10 seconds to finish.

6. Download the file (oscommerce-2.3.3.zip) to your local computer.

7. Extract the zipped file. Remember to maintain the original file structure. The file structure of osCommerce v2.3.3 should be same as the diagram below:

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8. If you have installed osCommerce before, you should be very familiar with this file structure. The catalog is the home directory of the osCommerce shop.

9. Upload the whole file package to your hosting account. In this tutorial, we use the XAMPP local development server to install the osCommerce v2.3.3.

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10. Before the installation, we need to create a new MySQL database for the osCommerce v2.3.3.

11. Use phpMyAdmin to create a new MySQL database. The phpMyAdmin should comes with almost all web hosting account nowadays.

Enter the name of the new MySQL database (e.g. osc233), and then click on the Create button.

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12. The new MySQL database (osc233) has been created.

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13. The new database is empty with no any tables. Don't worry with that. The installation of osCommerce v2.3.3 will create all the necessary tables.

14. Next, you need to create a user to administrate the new MySQL database.

15. Again, this is easy to create a new user with phpMyAdmin. You can create a new user by accessing the Priviledges page, as shown below.

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16. Click on the "Add a new User" link. The "Add a new User" screen appear.

17. Enter the login information. In most cases, select localhost for the Host. Some web hosting will use a hostname for the database server.

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18. Click on the Check All link to grant all priviledges for this new user. Then click on the Go button.

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19. Now, everything is ready. It's time to install the osCommerce v2.3.3.

20. The installation file is inside the install folder.

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21. Open a web browser.

22. Enter the URL of the installation file of the browser. Depending on the design of your osCommerce site, the URL should be something like:

http://www.YourDomain.com/catalog/install/install.php, or

http://www.YourDomain.com/install/install.php

23. The osCommerce installation screen appear.

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24. Enter the Database Server, Username, Password and Database Name that we just created before in phpMyAdmin.

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25. Click on the Continue button to start the installation.

26. The Web Server screen appear, showing the web address of your osCommerce online shop.

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27. Click on the Continue button to proceed to the next step.

28. The Online Store Settings screen appear.

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29. Enter the information of your new osCommerce store. For security, you may consider to change the name of the admin directory.

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30. Click on the Continue button when all store information are filled in.

31. The installation of osCommerce v2.3.3 is finished.

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32. Remember to read and follow the Post-Installation Notes to secure your osCommerce shop.

33. Try to access your osCommerce v2.3.3. Yeah! the installation is very successful!

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34. Try to access the osCommerce Admin Control Panel.

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35. Enter the Admin Login information you entered in the Online Store Setting screen.

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36. Yeah! The osCommerce Admin Panel can also be accessed without any problem.

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The installation of osCommerce v2.3.3 is finished. For most shop owner, the next step is to see how to customize the default osCommerce template so as to look different from the others.