Installing the Max Shop Cart System
If you have had someone else install the system, and configure it for you, and all you want to do is start adding products and putting Add to Cart buttons on your product pages, then you can skip right to Starting the Max Shop Cart System.
To install the Max Shop Cart system, you need to FTP all the files to a folder on your website. Typically, the folder is called ‘maxcart’ but you can call it whatever you want.
The only changes you need to make to any file (before FTP’ing) is the one called config.php But the changes are simple. They are the host name, username and password of the MySQL server you are using. You also want to enter the name of the database you already have setup. This is fairly standard.
You also need to set the following:
If you do not allow payment by check, change the $sysallowchecks
variable to N.
$sysoffline = "Y"; // yes, this is offline processing of cc
If using offline processing of credit cards, you need to have a secure server. Just fill in the next line:
$syssecure = "https://secure.cert.url/";
// secure cert url for offline processing
Then start the system by going to the install page at:http://www.mydomain.com/maxcart/install.php
This creates all the needed tables, fills in the default configuration, and then sends you to the Configuration pages – after you enter the initial Userid of ‘admin’ and password of ‘admin’ It is essential that you change those passcodes as soon as you get to the Configure page…..
Let's look at Configuration....