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How to Install OpenCart

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install opencart package. This tutorial will explain about how to install opencart manually using the FTP.

Step 1:

Download Opencart Installation Package

To install the Open cart in your server, you have to download the opencart Installation files from the official website. Click here to go to the official website and download the latest version.

Step 2:

Extract and Upload

After Downloading the package, kindly extract it and keep it ready to upload to the web server. Now you are ready to upload the files to the web server, simplest way to upload the installation files is FTP. This can be done by using any FTP client application like FileZilla, CoreFTP, Cyberduck or Others.

To upload the files to the server, you need the following FTP credentials

  • FTP Host
  • Username
  • Password
  • Port(optional)

Using the FTP Credentials connect to the web hosting server and upload the files.

Step 3:

Create and Configure Database

Now you have to create a MySQL database and assign a user with full access to install. To create the database, kindly logon to your hosting account. After you create your MySQL database and assign a user with all required privileges. Ensure that you note down the database credentials in a safe place for future use.

  • Database Name
  • Username and
  • Password


Kindly store the database credentials for the proceeding installation process.

Step 4:

Opencart Installation Process

Enter the uploaded installation files URL in your browser, you will get the following page.

Click continue until you get are headed to Configuration page. Once you are on the configuration page, you need to enter the database credentials which you have created before.

And you need to setup the admin credentials for the future use. Please do not have the username as Admin, since its easy for an hacker to get into the system easily.  Create the password as complex as you can, which will give more security to the site.

After you enter the details and click continue, you will get the installation confirmation page.

Now the process is complete, you have successfully installed the open cart. For security purpose now you have to delete install sub folder since you don’t want someone one to install on the existing one. You can delete the installation files using the FTP.

Delete Opencart installation Directory

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