Softaculous is a quick way of installing OpenCart without having to upload any file to your webspace. The whole proccess is handled by the server.
First you need to login to cPanel and select the Softaculous Script Autoinstaller.
Once you have done that, select the E-Commerce category and then click on OpenCart from the dropdown menu.
Once you have selected OpenCart, click on the Install button on the upper right corner of the page.
This will display the needed configuration page before your script is installed.
In the first section you need to select on which domain the OpenCart will be installed and how to be accessed.
- Choose Protocol: Unless you have an SSL certificate already purchased and configured, please leave the "http://" in the "Choose Protocol" dropdown.
- Choose Domain: Then select the domain name you want your store to be installed on. Your main domain will be displayed but if you has a sub-domain you would like to use select it here.
- In Directory: Leave the "In Directory" box empty if you want your shop to be directly accessible by your domain. If you type "opencart" for an example, your store url will become http://yourdomain.com/opencart/.
- Database Name: You can also choose the name of the database which your OpenCart store will use to store its data in. The Softaculous auto installer usually generates a random name and if you do not understand or need to change it, you can leave it this way.
The second section is about your store's owner and contact information.
Here, you can type your contact details and store name.
You can always change your contact information by configuring OpenCart from the OpenCart admin panel once installed.
The last section is for configuring your OpenCart admin user and password. You can also email a copy of the installation detals to yourself for safe keeping.
Once you enter the details for your admin user, hit the "Install" button and OpenCart will be installed on your account.
This may take several minutes to complete.
When the installation is finnished you will see the final screen with details of your domain paths.
And that's it! Now you can take a look at your front end store before we start the configuration of your store.