eStore Version 3.0.1
Script installation is mostly web-based so installation is not very difficult,
but if you need assistance, contact me using the site at the end of this document.
Assistance and debugging is free, but actual
installation must be purchased.
This is done to help encourage you to familiarize yourself with installing scripts,
as this can be a valuable tool for you!
- Unzip the files contained here
to your hard drive. If you need a zip utility, visit http://iceows.com
for a very good free ZIP program!
- You must create the database in
your Hosting Control Panel. For most hosts, this is a 3-step process.
1. Create the database.
2. Create a username and password.
3. Assign the username to the database.
- If upgrading,
delete config.php so you do not overwrite your database settings and
skip to Step 5.
If a new installation, open
config.php file in a text editor (like notepad
or TextPad) and edit the following values.
Usually, this is the information entered in your hosting control panel in
the "Databases" or "MySQL" section. Contact
your hosting company if you do not know how to setup a database user and database
$dbhost: This is usually the default, "localhost"
so leave the default if you are unsure.
$dbuser: Database user with permission to access database
$dbpass: Password assigned to above user.
$dbname: Name of the database you want to have the AWM
eStore tables stored.
$dbPrefix: If you have 1 MySQL database and other tables
using the same prefix, change this. Leave the default if you are unsure.
- Now, create the folder estore
in the same directory as your website homepage. This is generally the folder
called "public_html" or "wwwroot" but could
be different. You can use a different name, such as bookstore, webstore, or
anything else. Make sure the folder is in the same directory as your homepage.
For example, estore must be accessed as http://www.domain.com/estore/ instead
- Next, simply upload the files
provided in this folder into the estore folder
on your website.
- If this is a new install, then
proceed to http://www.domain.com/estore/install.php where www.domain.com is
your website and estore is the installation folder
chosen above. Follow the point and click directions given at this URL and
you should be able to successfully install the AutomaticWebmaster.com eStore!
If this is an upgrade, go to http://domain.com/estore/admin/ and log in.
Then go to "Version Check/Upgrade" to complete the upgrade. You may see warnings
while upgrading but these will go away once the upgrade is complete and you
restart your browser.
- When finished, you will be taken
your Control Panel. After submitting (saving) that page, you will be done
with installation. It is highly recommended that you then delete install.php
or rename install.php to install.old so nobody can run your installation and
undo your settings!
- Now you can then access your eStore
at http://www.domain.com/estore/ and your Control Panel at http://www.domain.com/estore/admin/
with the password you specified in Step 7. If needed, the default password
is "password" (without the quotes).
- Please contact me at the site
below with any questions!