Installation manual

Script installation using CPanel provided by Avahost hosting company

Log in to CPanel using the address sent to you by Avahost hosting company. Usually this address has the form of http://yourdomain.com:2082/. Enter the login and password given to you by the hosting provider in the login form:

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After you have successfully logged in:

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find and click the database icon below as shown in the picture.

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A window will open with an input field where you should type the name of your new database. Choose any name in Latin characters. In our example, we use the database name “example”

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Now press the “Create database” button.

If everything is correct, you will see the following window, meaning that the database has been created successfully and there are only a few steps left before we start installing the script

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Click “Go back” in this window.

Now you see that the new database appears on the server.

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Let’s create a user of this database who will be able to put data into it — in other words, the database administrator. The convenient CPanel used by Avahost makes this process very easy. On the same page where you have created a database, find the following input fields:

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Here you should enter a username; in our case we choose just “user”, but we recommend to enter more complex names or combinations of letters and numbers.

You should also provide a password for the user being created. We recommend to use the “Generate password” tool. Click the button and then accept to assign the generated password to the user. After you’ve finished, click “Create user”. The next window

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will tell you that the user is now created; click “Go back”.

Now add the newly created user to our database

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You will be prompted about this user’s privileges. Check the “all privileges” checkbox. Database setup is now completed and we can proceed to installing the script.

You may use FileZilla to upload the script to the server.

Type your FTP access credentials in FileZilla settings. Then connect to your Plus Plan account on Avahost server. Access credentials have been sent to your email when you have signed up for hosting services.

How do I connect?

1. Click “Site Manager”
2. Click “New site” and type the name of your website, e.g. www.example.com
3. Type the FTP address of your website, e.g. ftp.example.com
4. Click “Normal”
5. Enter your FTP login and password sent to your email
6. Click “Connect”

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When you connect to your server using FTP protocol, you will see the list of folders. Avahost requires your website files to be uploaded into public_html folder in order to be processed correctly.

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To upload the script on your server, highlight the unzipped folder with its files and select upload mode.

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The instructions given here can be applied to almost any FTP manager, e.g. Total Commander etc.

Now you should set permissions for each folder on the server.

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This function is available at any up-to-date FTP manager.

Now we need to connect to the database that we have created earlier. To do this we need to ddo the following:

Go to the page of the script installation http://mydomain.com/shop/zc_install/

On the page opened we will see user-friendly installation with notes that will help us to install the shop and set up the database for work.

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All required data was already entered in CPanel on Avahost. During the installation process you will need to enter login and password for future control of the shop.

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The database will be installed automatically. You will only need to delete the following file
http://mydomain.com/shop/zc_install from you hosting.

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If installation completed successfully, you will see the following window:
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Now you need to go to the address where the script is installed to set up it. Go to http://www.yourdomain.com/admin/index.php

for detailed set up go to ?onfiguration section:

1. set up the website HTTP URL, where your shop will be available

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Enter you email at ‘SMTP Settings’ section. Here you see an example:

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4. You may add logo. As the script is opensource, you may configure it to your needs and requirements.

5. Activate payment systems. At least one of ayment systems should be activated.

6. Set up all the sections that you consider to be useful for your shop, e.g. admin email, title of the shop etc.

How the shop looks like:
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