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01-25-2012, 01:53 AM
i want to add an opencart php shop to my bluevoda site have uploaded install etc but i seem to have some files missing
when published does bluevoda support opencart is this my problem?

thanks john

01-25-2012, 02:25 AM
OpenCart is an Open Source fully-featured shopping cart solution that you can auto-install into a separate directory within your VodaHost hosting account with a few click of your mouse for FREE.

If you wish to use the OpenCart as your Main Website for a particular domain (say for instance you have "TopNotchComputers.com" installed on your hosting account), then you will download (install) OpenCart to that domain's public_html/ (root) directory, as this means the script will be free to run independently within this protected directory.

If you already have a BlueVoda website published to that Domain ("TopNotchComputers.com"), and wish to have your OpenCart "store" function separately from your BV website, then you will need to create a sub-domain upon that Main Domain, as this is the only way to provide a separate directory for the script to function in. Sub-Domains are created from within your VodaHost Hosting Account Control Panel only. If you name that sub-domain simply "store" then you can link from your BlueVoda site to your store using a link that would look like this: "www.store.TopNotchComputers.com"
>> How To Create a Sub-Domain in cPanel (a Sub-Domain is NOT an Add-On Domain or a Sub-Directory) (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/cpanel-control-panel/62297-create-subdomain-cpanel.html)

http://vtcdn.vodahostpteltd.netdna-cdn.com/images/icons/icon3.png However ... if you wish your links to be not only more "User-Friendly" and memorable (intuitive), but also wish to contribute to the SERP of TopNotchComputers.com overall, then it would be best to create a sub-directory (in cPanel it is called simply a "folder" -- "create new folder") upon the TopNotchComputers.com domain. Sub-Directory creation is done only from within your VodaHost Hosting Account cPanel manually or by using auto-install via Fantastico! Thus, the link from your BV Site to the "store" shopping cart site would look like this: "www.TopNotchComputers.com/store/"
* If you use Fantastico! via your cPanel to auto-install OpenCart, a new directory (folder) will be automatically created for you as the first step in the installation process, making it extremely easy to accomplish everything at one time as a single process.
>> How To Use Fantastico! in cPanel (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/cpanel-control-panel/62279-introduction-fantastico-cpanel.html)

However you decide to install the OpenCart script, you will be required to first be sure to create the proper Directory that it is to be installed to.

OpenCart is not, however, able to be installed upon or with BlueVoda at all, and is intended to run securely and independently of any other script or site.

You can auto-install OpenCart directly to the proper Directory you have created in your VodaHost Hosting Account with a few clicks of the mouse via the Fantastico! section of your VodaHost Control Panel (preferred method) .... or ... from either the official OpenCart (http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=download/download) site or from SimpleScripts (http://www.simplescripts.com/script_details/install:OpenCart) - one of the few trusted sources. "Auto-Install" is clearly the easiest way to install OpenCart, as it avoids all the potential problems of missing or corrupted files a manual installation typically creates.
>> How To Use Fantastico! in cPanel (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/cpanel-control-panel/62279-introduction-fantastico-cpanel.html)

When downloading OpenCart to auto-install from a source other than your own VodaHost cPanel (when downloading OpenCart from a website rather than use Fantastico! in your cPanel), you will be required to specify the FTP Login details to make the right connection to your hosting account and to the Directory (the correct pre-configured sub-domain or sub-directory on your domain) so it downloads/installs without a problem. Use the following Logon Info entries to establish that connection:
Hostname = localhost
Username = (the same Username you use for your VodaHost cPanel Login)
Password = (the same Password you use for your VodaHost cPanel Login)

Additional Resources
>> Useful Post Regarding Domain Creation, DNS, Linking, Publishing, etc. (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/domain-names-dns/59669-domains.html#post350726)
>> Complete Tutorial Library (http://www.vodahost.com/web-hosting-helpcenter/video-tutorials/)

01-25-2012, 03:11 AM
thanks for your help


01-25-2012, 04:20 AM
thanks for your help

JohnCertainly! http://vtcdn.vodahostpteltd.netdna-cdn.com/images/icons/icon6.png

.... and on we go!