How to Install osCommerce manually in cPanel?

osCommerce is an e-commerce solution having enough features that allows user to set up their own store. In this tutorial, we will go through in-detail procedure to install osCommerce manually in cPanel.

Install osCommerce manually

Follow the below given steps to manually install osCommerce.

  • Visit the official website of osCommerce at and download .zip file by clicking over Download osCommerce.
  • You will be directed to the next page, where you will find multiple over Download as marked in the below given image.It will be save as .zip file.
  • Now, login to your cPanel account.
  • Navigate to File Manager section.Feature List Page
  • Go inside the directory where you want to install osCommerce. Then click over Upload and upload .zip file to cPanel.

    Upload .zip file
  • On the next page, Select File and upload.
  • Reload the page and you will find that .zip file would be present. Right click over the file and Extract.
  • Reload the page and all the files and directories will now appear. (If all the files did not appear then Extract application_files_do_not_unzip file).
  • Now, go back to cPanel feature list page and navigate to My SQL Database from DATABASES section.MySQL Feature in cPanel
  • Create New Database.

    Create Database for WordPress
    Create Database
  • Now, create User and Add User to Database. You can check the article creating MySQL database in cPanel.

    Create user and add it to database
    Create User and Add User to Database
  • Now, go to browser and enter the domain with the location of osCommerrce installation directory as URL. For example, www. or
  • Select the Language and ACCEPT & START INSTALLATION.
  • You will be directed to Pre-Installation Check page. Click over PROCEED.
  • On the next page, enter the credentials related to Database which you have created inside cPanel. Refer to below given image.

    Install Database
  • You will be directed to Settings page where you have to enter the credentials related to your website. Refer to below given image.

    Update Settings
  • Click over UPDATE DATABASE.
  • You will now be directed to the page where you have to set up the Administrator account to access osCommerce dashboard page.
  • Enter the credentials as directed in below given image.

    Create Admin Account
  • Click over CREATE ACCESS.
  • You will be directed to the final page from where you can COMPLETE INSTALLATION and visit admin area.
Complete Installation
  • When you click over Complete Installation, you will be directed to set up website page. Click over Admin section on the page to switch to admin Login page.
Web Page
Login Page
  • Enter the email and password that you have set while installation and Sign Up and you will be successfully logged in to Admin area.

    osCommerce Dashboard

You will be successfully logged in to your osCommerce dashboard.

That’s It !

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