OK, so I am following this tutorial and I'm trying to deploy the sample code onto my MySQL and PHP web server over at Hostgator.
OK, so I have all of the files contained in a folder called
plaincart (the folder I downloaded from the site I mentioned above).
Now, in the
README file, it says the following about installing this on a webserver:
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 1.) Unzip plaincart.zip to the root folder under your HTTP directory ( or under your preferred directory) 2.) Create a database and database user on your web server for Plaincart 3.) Use the sql dump in plaincart.sql to generate the tables and example data 4.) Modify the database connection settings in library/config.php. 5.) If you want to accept paypal modify the settings in include/paypal/paypal.inc.php . More information about this paypal stuff can be found in http://www.phpwebcommerce.com/shop-checkout-process/
OK, so how EXACTLY do I go about doing these steps? From #2 onwards. Obviously I know how to unzip the file, and I can just dump it into my web server, correct?
2) How to I create a database on my server?
3) I'm assuming this is referring to filling the newly created database (from step #2) with sample data contained in a file from the
plaincart folder? I have that file, and have verified that it contains some sample data.
4) How do I know what to modify this to?
5) We'll see about this when we get there.
Any info on any of this is greatly appreciated, as I'm trying to help someone out with this ASAP! :)