Opencart is an Online management system written in PHP and uses Mysql database to store the information. It supports various languages and Currencies. Opencart is an open source and freely available under GNU general Public License.
In this article, we will be known about the installation of Opencart in Linux.
Before we going to proceed with the installation, We have to install some Prerequisites as follows
- Install Lamp stack and PHP modules
- Create Database/User
- Install and Configure Opencart
LAMP stack and PHP module installation
LAMP is an acronym stands for”Linux, Apache server, Mysql/MariaDB, and Php“. You will get the detailed installation guide from here: How to install LAMP Stack in Linux
Simply we can install by using the following command
#yum –y install httpd mariadb-server mariadb php #yum –y install php-mysql php-gd php-curl php-mcrypt
After completion of Lampstack enable and start the services as follows
#systemctl enable httpd mariadb #systemctl start httpd mariadb
Now configure the database as follows
[root@localhost ~]# mysql_secure_installation NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MariaDB SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY! In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank, so you should just press enter here. Enter current password for root (enter for none): OK, successfully used password, moving on... Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation. Set root password? [Y/n] y New password: Re-enter new password: Password updated successfully! Reloading privilege tables.. ... Success! By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment. Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y ... Success! Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network. Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y ... Success! By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed before moving into a production environment. Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y - Dropping test database... ... Success! - Removing privileges on test database... ... Success! Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far will take effect immediately. Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y ... Success! Cleaning up... All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB installation should now be secure. Thanks for using MariaDB! [root@localhost ~]# mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 10 Server version: 5.5.50-MariaDB MariaDB Server Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]> create database opencart_db; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> create user 'user1@localhost' identified by 'abc786#'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> grant all privileges on opencart_db.* to 'user1'@'localhost'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> flush privileges; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> exit Bye [root@localhost ~]#
Download the latest version of Opencart from their official site
We can download the latest version by using wget command
We can change version number to download another version
Unzip the Downloaded file , Then copy the contents of upload Directory to /var/www/html/ directory
# unzip 188.8.131.52 # mv opencart-184.108.40.206/upload/ opencart # cp opencart /var/www/html/ # chown -R apache /var/www/html/opencart/
Now change to directory open cart and opencart/admin rename the files config-dist.php to config.php as follows
[root@localhost html]# cd opencart [root@localhost opencart]# ls admin catalog config-dist.php image index.php install php.ini system [root@localhost opencart]# mv config-dist.php config.php [root@localhost opencart]# cd admin [root@localhost admin]# mv config-dist.php config.php [root@localhost admin]# ls config.php controller index.php language model php.ini view
Now restart httpd service as follows
#systemctl restart httpd
Now open the URL address in your browser http://ip-address/opencart
Click on continue to accept the License agreement. In the next step, it check for prerequisites after it will ask for database settings as follows
Fill the details and click on continue to complete the installation. Once the installation completes we will get the windows as like below
Once the installation completes. remove the directory install by using rm command
rm -rf /var/www/html/opencart/install/
The Home page of the Opencart is as follows
if you want to modify anything we have to log in to admin dashboard by using URL address http://ip-address/opencart/admin Enter the credentials created at installation time i.e username is admin and password are password.
Now your Online shop is ready.
Note: Install epel-release repo before going proceed with installation of PHP-modules.