Installing OpenCart 2.0 with Softaculous
Written by Nikhlesh Kunwar
Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:39
- Login to cPanel.
Scroll down through the cPanel and click on the Softaculous icon to proceed.
- In the menu at left, click on E-Commerce. You will then see a list of e-commerce programs on the screen. Note that OpenCart is only listed as OpenCart 1.5. Click on OpenCart 1.5 to install either OpenCart 1.5 or OpenCart 2.0.
- After clicking on OpenCart 1.5 you will see a screen describing OpenCart. In addition to the Installoption, this screen provides an overview, features list, and import option. Click on Install to proceed.
The Install screen includes several main sections: Software Setup, Store Settings, Database Settings, Admin Account and Advanced Options. Fill in each option to meet your installation needs. Each option is described below:
|Choose the version you want to install
||Allows you to select OpenCart 1.5 or 2.0 for installation
||Choose HTTPS if you have a SSL certificate for your site
||Choose he domain name you will use for the site
||Directory where the install files are setup. This folder must notalready exist. If you wish for the URL to be only the domain name, then leave this field blank.
||This is your store name
||Describes your store
||Name of the store owner
||Address of the store
||Prefix used by the tables in the database. The default value is"oc_"
|Admin User name
||User name for the Administrator login
||Password used for the Administrator login
||Administrator's email address
||First name of the Administrator
||Last name of the Administrator
|Disable update notifications
||Check box for enabling or disabling notifications for updates in Softaculous
||Select if you want a backup and how often you wish to do it (once a day, week, or month)
||Allows you to set the backup rotation limit. This limits the number of backups that are made. Once it hits the limit, rotations overwrite the oldest backup. This can be set to unlimited, but remember that backups will take up disk space on the server
||Clicking this button starts the installation
|Email installation details to:
||Add an email in this field if you wish for the installation details to be emailed to you
- Click on the Install button in order to start the installation process. If you wish to preserve the settings used for the installation, add an email to the field at bottom of the screen where the installation details would be sent.