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Installation

Version: 5.5

Before you start

  • Unpack the distribution archive to your web server. Important: The server document root must be set to the folder <XCart>/public, not the (<XCart>) root folder. For more info on configuring the server, see: Server Setup
  • Specify the environment settings. To do this, you will first need to create a file <XCart>/.env.local (or copy the file <XCart>/.env to <XCart>/.env.local). Next, you will need to specify the variable values in that file as provided below.

Database connection. If a socket is being used, specify localhost as the host in DATABASE_URL; otherwise, specify the ip address 127.0.0.1

# Format described at https://www.doctrine-project.org/projects/doctrine-dbal/en/latest/reference/configuration.html#connecting-using-a-url
# IMPORTANT: You MUST configure your server version, either here or in config/packages/doctrine.yaml
#
# IMPORTANT: You MUST NOT specify driver in DATABASE_URL because we use a custom driver
DATABASE_URL="//db_user:db_password@127.0.0.1:3306/xc5?serverVersion=5.7"
DATABASE_UNIX_SOCKET=
DATABASE_CHARSET=utf8
DATABASE_DEFAULT_TABLE_PREFIX="xlite"

# If the Mysql server is started with the "require_secure_transport=ON" flag,
# then these parameters must contain the paths to the certificate files
DATABASE_SSL_CA_CERT=
DATABASE_SSL_CLIENT_CERT=
DATABASE_SSL_CLIENT_KEY=

Domain

#
# X-Cart 5 HTTP & HTTPS host, web directory where cart installed and allowed domains
#
# NOTE:
# You should put here hostname ONLY without http:// or https:// prefixes.
# Do not put slashes after the hostname.
# Web dir is the directory in the URL, not the filesystem path.
# Web dir must start with slash and have no slash at the end.
# The only exception is when you configure for the root of the site,
# in which case you should leave the option empty.
# Domains should be listed separated by commas.
#
# WARNING: Do not set the "$" sign before the parameter names!
#
# EXAMPLE 1:
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTP_HOST=www.yourhost.com
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTPS_HOST=www.securedirectories.com/yourhost.com
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_WEB_DIR=/shop
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_DOMAINS=www.yourhost2.com,yourhost3.com
#
# will result in the following URLs:
#
# http://www.yourhost.com/shop
# https://www.securedirectories.com/yourhost.com/shop
#
# EXAMPLE 2:
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTP_HOST=www.yourhost.com
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTPS_HOST=www.yourhost.com
# XCART_HOST_DETAILS_WEB_DIR=
#
# will result in the following URLs:
#
# http://www.yourhost.com
# https://www.yourhost.com
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTP_HOST=
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_HTTPS_HOST=
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_ADMIN_HOST=

# Web dir is the directory in the URL, not the filesystem path.
# Web dir must start with slash and have no slash at the end.
# The only exception is when you configure for the root of the site,
# in which case you should leave the option empty.
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_WEB_DIR=
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_DOMAINS=
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_ADMIN_SELF=admin/
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_CART_SELF=/
XCART_HOST_DETAILS_FORCE_HTTPS=

The rest of the settings do not have to be changed for the purpose of X-Cart installation but you may need to check and adjust them later to ensure that everything works properly.

Installation

The installation process can be launched from the command line. For that, issue the following command:

# ./bin/install.sh [-a admin-credentials]

Additionally, it is possible to use the key “-a” to specify the administrator login (email) and password in the format {login/email}:{password}

For example:

# ./bin/install.sh -a some.email@domain.com:s3cre4pa55w0rd

Provided that the server has been configured properly, after the installation process has been completed, your X-Cart store will become available at the domain specified.

The store's Admin area will be available at the address domain.com/admin/ (”domain.com” needs to be replaced by your actual domain).