AbanteCart is a free and open source ecommerce platform for merchants to provide ability in creating online businesses in order to sell products online quickly and efficiently.
AbanteCart comes with powerful core features and numerous extensions that allow you to build an online business and start selling your products in minimal time.
You can easily customize AbanteCart via a wide variety of available extensions. It is suitable for small to large online shopping websites.
AbanteCart provides lots of features including HTML5 based responsive templates, stock management, order history, password reminder, multi-currency and multi-language support. It also has support for a variety of payment gateways such as Paypal, Payza, AIM, Bank Transfer, Skril, SagePay, WordPay and many more.
Here, we will explain how to install AbanteCart on CentOS 7 server.
A server runing CentOS 7 on your system.
A non-root user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
A static IP address 192.168.15.193 setup on your server.
Update the System
Before starting, you will need to update the system with the latest version. You can do this with the following command:
sudo yum update -y
Once your system is up to date, you can proceed to the next step.
Install LAMP Server
First, you will need to install LAMP server (Apache, MariaDB and PHP) and other required packages on your server as a prerequisites of AbanteCart.
You can install all of them by running the following command:
Once you are done, you can proceed to the next step.
Configure Database for Abantecart
By default, MariaDB is not secured, so you will need to secure it first. You can secure it by running the mysql_secure_installation script:
Answer all the questions as follows:
Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter
Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
New password: <your-password>
Re-enter new password: <your-password>
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y
Once MariaDB is secured, you can login to MySQL shell with the following command:
mysql -u root -p
Enter your root password when prompt.
Next, create a database named abantedb with the username abante and password password:
MariaDB [(none)]> Create database abantedb;MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE USER 'abante'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Next, grant all privileges with the following command:
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ONabantedb.* TO 'abante'@'localhost';
Next, flush all privileges:
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Then, exit from the MySQL shell:
First, you will need to download the latest version of the AbanteCart from GitHub repository. Use the following command to download it:
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