Use correct directions for 1-CLICK install (ZEN CART)


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The directions below were sent to me after doing a 1-click install… RED indicates [color=#FF0000]MISSING/INCORRECT[/color] information. If this information is specific for particular users, then it should be mentioned as such. This was far from a user friendly install.

Page 1: Click on “Click here”

Page 2: Indicate that you agree, and click “Continue”

Page 3: Don’t worry about any warnings… just click “Install”

Page 4:

Database Type: (Leave on “MySQL”) [color=#FF0000]NOT GIVEN A CHOICE[/color]
Store Identifier: (Your choice… zen_ is fine) [color=#FF0000]Not labeled correctly. This is where it asks about DATABASE TABLES[/color]
Database Host: mysql.blah.net
Database Username: blah3
Database Password: password
Database Name: blah_com_3
Database Sessions: (Leave on “YES”) [color=#FF0000]SAY WHAT? WHERE IS THIS DURING THE INSTALL?[/color]
SQL Cache Method: Choose "Database"
Session/SQL Cache Dir: (What’s there is good.)

Click “Save Database Settings”

(Wait a minute for the next page to load!) [color=#FF0000]WAIT 5 MINUTES[/color]

Page 5: Use these settings…

Physical Path: (What’s there is good.)
Virtual HTTP Path: http://www.blah.com/store
Virtual HTTPS Server: (What’s there is good.)
Virtual HTTPS Path: https://www.blah.com/store

Enable SSL and Enable SSL in Admin Area:
Set these to yes ONLY IF YOU ALREADY HAVE https://www.blah.com
configured and working!

Click “Save System Settings”

Page 6: If you have phpBB installed (another one-click of ours) somewhere
under the same user and would like to tie it to your store, choose
"YES" here and enter the full path to the phpBB directory. Click
"Save phpBB Settings" to continue… [color=#FF0000]??? THIS WASN’T AN OPTION, BUT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE…[/color]

Page 7: Everything on this page is up to you… name your store, etc…
Click “Save Store Settings” when you’re done.

Page 8: Everything on this page is also up to you… create an admin
account for managing your new store! Click “Save Admin Settings”

You’re almost done!

Read the instructions on that page and follow them! Delete the zc_install
directory and change the admin/includes/configure.php and the
includes/configure.php files to not be writable (by anybody) or world-readable!
(That’s: chmod 440 configure.php from the command line…)

WAIT… ONE MORE THING!

Go to ADMIN > CONFIGURATION > SESSIONS > RECREATE SESSIONS… set this to FALSE.
(Otherwise users will not be able to log in to your store!)

After that… things went okay. However, something wasn’t right during the install and I had to reinstall a few times before being able to access the admin window. It kept timing out. For some reason I think it was setting up as SSL by default, when that was fixed, worked fine.
This install was not as smooth as some others.