I want host my web site using osCommerce on CentOS, we have our own server at our office on that we have install CentOS 5.5 with LAMP. We want to host a web site using our live IP address using osCommerce. If any one has a step by step how to for osCommerce on CentOS please share with us.

We have unzipped oscommerce.zip -d /var/www/html/ and we can see the admin page. When people visit from outside, they also see the admin page.

  • This might be a better fit at webapps.stackexchange.com
    – John Conde
    Oct 15, 2010 at 13:06
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    If you cannot get this right then you shouldn't be hosting your own e-commerce store. The Internet is rife with opportunists that will take advantage of your insecure server. Get a proper host.
    – mar10
    Oct 15, 2010 at 15:20
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    Seriously, you're putting all of your customers at risk by hosting this yourself without knowing what you're doing. Either hire a qualified system admin, or (the far cheaper option) get a shared hosting account. Oct 16, 2010 at 6:19

2 Answers 2

  1. Once you unzip the files, the installation is the default operation. I am assuming you see an installation screen. Or have you already done the installation?
  2. after installation remove the install directory.
  3. After install the admin is accessible from http:///admin/ It should not be visible directly at http:///. If you are facing such an issue it is pretty strange.
  4. You can always rename the admin directory as you wish and make changes in the admin/includes/configure.php. That will help you setup a secure admin to start with.

A quick Google search turns up lots of tutorials. This one came up first and looks good.


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