Installing CubeCart
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 23 August 2016 03:19 PM

Installing CubeCart

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

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

CubeCart Install Location

The first thing that you will need to do is select the Protocol, Domain and Directory that you wish for CubeCart 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 CubeCart installed for, if you have multiple domains on your server make sure to select the correct one.

In Directory allows you to select where CubeCart 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 CubeCart at www.mydomain.com/mytest then you would enter mytest in the “In Directory” field.

CubeCart Software Setup

The store settings allow you to configure the name and physical address of your shop if you have one.

CubeCart Store Setup

The Next step is to setup the Admin Account that will be responsible for the initial setup and maintenance of the phpBB forum. This user will have full control over all features of the phpBB forum 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. 

CubeCart Admin 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.

CubeCart 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 CubeCart will email you should you need to perform an update. However you can choose to "Disable Update Notifications" which will prevent CubeCart 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 CubeCart 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.

CubeCart 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.

Joomla Installation Details Email

Lastly click Install this will install phpBB onto your server.

CubeCart Install

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

CubeCart Install Progress

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

CubeCart Successful Install

Thanks

Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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