Opencart installation on Linux



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


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
[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
# mv opencart- 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.