Install ZenCart on a VPSie Server

What is Zen Cart? How to install ZenCart on a VPSie (VPS Server)

Zen Cart is the best online store management system for those who don’t want to throw a massive amount of money down the drain. Zen Cart is used to sell nearly everything from your online store. If you decide on Zen Cart, you’ll be able not only to handle your store easily but will also have loads of great features that make managing your store a breeze.

Zen Cart Support

You do not have to know programming, HTML, or anything complicated to maintain your Zen Cart website. This cart is PHP-based, uses HTML components and a MySQL database with an easy to use admin panel.

Zen Cart navigates your customers through your online store quickly, helps to see different sized images, and, as soon as a product is added to the shopping cart, the buying process takes rigorously three easy steps.

Zen Cart can be customized in several ways:

Your self-designed storefront;

Uploaded modules can boost performance with the admin panel and also the storefront;

A developer can make any custom features to increase website functionality;

And several different ways.

Easy to install;

able to support tens of thousands of products;

a wide selection of product management tools;

multiple languages support;

multiple currencies service;

a vast array of sales, specials, and discounts options;

numerous payments, shipping and taxation alternative modules determined by default;

in-built advertising tools and client communication;

a template system that can help you to control how your online store looks.

How to install Zen Cart on a VPSie (VPS Server)

Use our one-click cPanel app setup or manually install cPanel or any website control panel of your choice. You can also use no panel and install apache or nginx with MySQL using Centos or any VPSie operating system listed in your VPSie management panel.

Once you have your website control panel installed, you can then set up Zen Cart using Softaculous 1 click auto-installer.

Install Softaculus in cPanel (Other website control panels will differ)

Quick Installation

If you wish to finish the installation quickly and then download the script packages in the background, use this method below:

Note: Before starting the installation, make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. For that, go to WHM and click on Tweak Settings. Please make sure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter the following commands:

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh

chmod 755 install.sh

./install.sh –quick

Requirements

  • A server with cPanel ( follow different instructions for another website control panel)
  • If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download all packages from *.softaculous.com

Note: Please allow access to the following domains to your firewall as these are the mirrors used to download the script packages.

192.198.80.3 # api.softaculous.com

 158.69.6.246 # s1.softaculous.com

 192.200.108.99 # s2.softaculous.com

 213.239.208.58 # s3.softaculous.com

 138.201.24.83 # s4.softaculous.com

 167.114.200.240 # s7.softaculous.com

Installing Softaculous

Note: Before starting the installation, make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. You may refer to the following guide Enable_Ioncube_cPanel. Please make sure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter the following commands:

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh

chmod 755 install.sh

./install.sh

Now go to: WHM > Plugins (Add-Ons on older versions than 11) > Softaculous – Instant Installs.

You have now learned how to set up Zen Cart on your VPSie.

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