Installing and configuring the FTP client
We recommend using Filezilla as your FTP client. Filezilla is a free FTP client that will transfer the files to any web server specified. The FileZilla client (not the server) can be downloaded from http://filezilla-project.org/ and installed onto a computer.
When you open Filezilla you should see your computer's file directory on the left side. The next step is to locate where you saved the uncompressed archive and click on the "upload" folder, and the files should appear below it. The directory needs to be left open as we continue. The right hand side is blank at the moment because the target website hasn't been connected to. When connected it will display the file directory of the web server.
Before we continue, we need to make sure that you have the following information about your website:
- the host name
This information can be obtained by contacting your hosting provider.
Connecting to the Site Manager
Under the “File” menu, “Site Manager” should be opened in Filezilla. A window will pop up with the General tab open. You should fill in the information gathered above regarding hosting information, and press “Connect”. The right “Remote Site” side will now display the file directory of your website.
If you haven't already located the files upload folder on the left side, you need to do so now and keep it open. In the Remote Site directory (right side), you need to open the folder that the shop will be located in. The location of shop varies based on whether the you want the shop to be seen on the main page, a sub-folder, a subdomain, etc. If you want to make the main page, you would need to upload files to the root folder of their website.
Once the location of the shop has been determined, all the content within the “upload” folder on the computer's (left) side of Filezilla must be selected, right-clicked, and uploaded. Uploading all the files might take a few minutes on the FTP client.
If your Web Server provider is using cPanel, you can try with this method without FileZilla.
Go to the “Upload” folder and select all the files inside and zip it to a new zip file. Login your cPanel and click the “File Manager” to open a new tag in the browser. Upload the new zip file in your target path, it should be inside the public_html folder. After that you can right click the zip file and select “Extract" button and done.
Creating a database for the shop
The next step is to create a database on the MySQL server to store a shop's data on. You should log into the site’s control panel and locate MySQL Databases. Using MySQL Databases, you can create a new database by entering a database name and a username/password to access this database. The user that was just created needs to be added to the database, along with enabling all of the necessary permissions. We will use this database information later when we are configuring using the auto-installer.
Launch the auto-installer
With a new database freshly created, we are now ready to install directly onto a website. You should open up a web browser and enter in the web address of where they uploaded If the "install" folder in "upload" was uploaded correctly, you should be automatically greeted by the following page:
If there are any issues regarding your store's installation or update, please visit the Installation, Upgrade, & Config Support section of the