Creating an Online Store
* This document isn't a storefront management guide. For
instructions on how to operate your on-line shop visit the
corresponding companies sites.
Your plan may allow you to create an online store with our
online shop builders and manager:
osCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution
and is released under the GNU
General Public License (GPL).
- Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers,
customers, and reviews
- Categories-to-categories structure
- Statistics for products and customers
- Dynamic product attributes
- Tax zones, classes, and rates
- Configuration parameters in database for remote
- Not tied together with the catalog module (admin
module can be installed on another server)
- Payment and shipping modules
- Backup tool
- Customer accounts
- Customer address books (other shipping destinations)
- Order history
- Temporary (not logged on) and permanent (logged
on) shopping carts
- Search catalog for products or manufacturers
- Product reviews by customers
- E-mail notifications
- Forseen checkout procedure
- Secure transactions with SSL
- Number of products in each category are shown
- Bestseller lists
- Display what other customers have brought (relating
to the current product displayed
To get at the page where you can start with building your
on-line store, select
OsCommerce E-Ecommerce from the Qick Access menu:
Then, pick the domain on which you intend to enable shopping
cart and launch the wizard by clicking the button to turn on the cart.
When you launch osCommerce, you'll be prompted to select
from the existing MySQL databases or create a new one to be
used for your online shop:
The same is true of MySQL user.
WARNING: Assigning a previously created MySQL database
for use by osCommerce will clear contents of all its tables.
The databases used by osCommerce will show among your MySQL
databases marked as "(Locked By osCommerce)".
You can manage osCommerce databases with any MySQL GUI client
or the built-in phpMyAdmin control panel.
* For more information on MySQL please refer to MySQL
Support chapter of this manual.
When you are through with assigning MySQL DB and user to
manage it with for your osCommerce on-line store, set permissions
to "admin" directory (INFO -> Quick Access ->
Web protect). This is done to restrict the access to osCommerce
Finally, let's look at your osCommerce e-shop contols integrated
to your account control panel:
- ON/OFF - toggle the button to enable/disable the
* Switching off your osCommerce will irretrivably remove
all your osCommerce settings, databases, etc. So the next
time you enable it, you'll have to do it from the scretch
and you migth be charged the outstanding fees set by administrator.
- EDIT - click the icon in case you somehow corrupted
the templates and want to get them fixed. Also, use it if
you set your e-shop to use SSL secureity sertificate.
* 'Editing' your osCommerce e-shop you recreate the config
file using the current hosting settings and restore the
osCommerce files from bundle.
- E-SHOP - click the icon, to go directly to your
- ADMIN - click the icon, to go to your osCommerce