Going Live with osCommerce
Congratulations on nearing the completion of your osCommerce website! As you prepare to take your online store live, here's a step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth transition. Please note that these instructions assume your osCommerce website is in the root folder. If it's not, consider moving it to the root folder or adjusting the web server configuration accordingly.
1. Update Frontend URL:
Navigate to your osCommerce admin area and locate the settings for your website's frontend URL. Update the necessary fields to reflect your live website's URL. This ensures that customers access your storefront through the correct web address.
2. Configure Admin Area: Access the admin/includes/local/configure.php file in your osCommerce installation. Review and update the configuration settings for the admin area. Ensure accuracy in the following parameters:
3. Clear Cache:
To prevent any potential caching issues, it's advisable to clear the cache thoroughly. This ensures that your live website reflects the most recent changes. Clear caches related to your osCommerce installation, including any server or application-level caching mechanisms.
By meticulously following these steps, you'll be well on your way to launching a live osCommerce website. Remember to thoroughly test your website after making these changes to confirm everything is functioning as expected. Wishing you success as you take your online store to the next level!