Installing AbanteCart
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 23 August 2016 03:24 PM

Installing AbanteCart

In order to install AbanteCart through softaculous you need to make sure that you have followed these steps.

First, select either the Install tab at the top of the AbanteCart screen or click on the Install Now button;

Install Location

The first thing that you will need to do is select the Protocol, Domain and Directory that you wish for AbanteCart to be installed for. 

The Domain dictates the level of security your site has as a maximum if your site is SSL/TLS enabled then you should select https:// or https://www. else you should select one of the http:// variants.
For eCommerce Sites it is highly advised that you should have a level of security in SSL/TLS with your site, this provides a level of trust with you and your customers as well as provides peace of mind when performing transactions through your site.

Choose the domain you wish to have AbanteCart installed for, if you have multiple domains on your server make sure to select the correct one.

In Directory allows you to select where AbanteCart will be installed within your domain.

If you wish for it to be installed at the start of your domain for example www.mydomain.com then delete what is in this field, however if you need to install the software in another directory for testing or some other reason then enter that in here.

An example would be if you wanted to install AbanteCart at www.mydomain.com/mytest then you would enter mytest in the “In Directory” field.

Software Setup

AbanteCart Requires a section on your file system in order to store content about the products you are selling and logs. This is set as the admin folder. It is advisable that you change the name of this folder from its default name to something more personal as this will help to improve security.

Site Setup

The Next step is to setup the Admin Account that will be responsible for the initial setup and maintenance of AbanteCart and your products. This user will have full control over all features of the AbanteCart so this account should be made highly secure. The Admin email can be an account that you have created for your domain or a 3rd party email which ever you wish. 

Admin User Creation

The Advanced Options are optional, non of these need to be changed or modified by yourself for the basic installation however you may wish to.

AbanteCart needs a Database to run on your server as a result it will create one when you install it. By default this will be a randomly generated name for both database and table. If you do not wish this you can choose the names of them both through the advanced options.

By Default AbanteCart will email you should you need to perform an update. However you can choose to "Disable Update Notifications" which will prevent AbanteCart from emailing you when new versions are available. It is recommended that you do keep your software up to date however.

You can also enable backups of your AbanteCart from the advanced options. This safeguards you should any changes be made on accident that you then want to revert.

When you select to enable backups you will be able to select the frequency. You can choose from once a day, once a week or once a month. If you are going to be making lots of changes to your site frequently, more frequent backups are preferable.

You should also choose how many backup copies to keep before they begin to be overwritten. For example if you perform daily backups having this set at 7 will mean you will have a copy of backups from the last 7 days only.

Advanced Options

Finally you should input your email address to have the installation details forwarded to. This will send you a copy of all the details of the installation including admin information and password.

Lastly click Install this will install AbanteCart onto your server.

Install

During the Installation you will be presented with a loading screen to show you the progress of the installation;

Installation Progress

Finally after it completes you will be presented with a screen that will tell you if the software installed correctly, where it was installed and provide you with the administrative URL in order to access your AbanteCart management page. 

Installation Success

Thanks

Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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