The application has a few system(software and hardware) requirements. All the listed requirements are mandatory, so you will need to make sure your server meets the following requirements before you starting the installation process.
It is recommended to host this application at least on a VPS server. Though you can host zCart on almost any server but most of the shared servers will not allow you to configure some required settings. With limited control, you will not be able to get the full performance from zCart application.
If you’are more comfortable with cPanel based hosting go for Bluehost. They have competitive pricing with good support.
- Make sure you’ve
sudoprivilege on the server and access to
command linetool and also have full access to the
- Your server need to have a static IP for this application. So please have a server with a fixed IP address. You can change the IP anytime later.
PHP & Extensions
- PHP version >= 7.2
- Be sure to enable the
mod_rewritemodule so the .htaccess file will be honored by the server.
- If you’re using a shared hosting be sure the
symlink()function is enabled on our server. Some shared server disable this function.
Nginx (Only if you are using Nginx server)
- Set the
fastcgi_read_timeout 150;to nginx config
- MySQL 5.7+ or MariaDB 10.3.0+ is required.
Configuration ( php.ini )
post_max_size=512M or more
upload_max_filesize=512M or more
max_execution_time=300 or more
After uploading the zCart to your server, you may need to configure some permissions. Firstly set all your directories permission to
755 and files to
644 to protect your application from common security issues.
But, some directories must be writable by your web server to manage the application. So you need to allow your web-server user to have full access to these directories.
So, set permission
775 the bellow directories:
When you visit a website, you are accessing a particular folder on a web server. For example, when you visit example.com, the server is pulling up the files at:
/home/USERNAME/public_html. The web server only serves the files located at that folder to incoming visitors. The location of that web folder is called the “document root” and is set by the Apache configuration.
Now you need to configure your server/domain’s document root to the
/path/to/your/zCart/public directory of your project. The
index.php in the public directory serves as the front controller for all HTTP requests entering your application.