AbanteCart is a powerful open source eCommerce Platform, usually known as shopping cart software. Using AbanteCart we can create our own online store to sell anything with possibility to grow and expand as business require.
Some notable features of AbanteCart:
100% Mobile support
SEO Friendly eCommerce
No licensing cost
Easy to learn and simple to use
Equipped with enterprise grade features out of the box
Using innovative technology like HTML5, bootstrap, JQuery and much more.
Build using PHP that also used by many CMS and open source software
Easily enable API to allow third party integration.
Fast and secure, implemented with industry best practice and PCI compliance.
We can even extend this capabilities using extension. You can learn more about AbanteCart features from feature page.
In this tutorial we'll learn how-to install AbanteCart on Ubuntu 14.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites
We will install AbanteCart in fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04. We also need these application to be able to run AbanteCart:
PHP > 5.3.1
AbanteCart also require the following php libraries
Update Base System
Before we install AbanteCart, let's update the system to the latest update.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Install Apache 2
After applying latest update to our base system, Lets's start installing Apache 2 and required libraries.
We will secure MySQL installation by running mysql_secure_installation.
Enter root password that we set on installation
NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MySQL
SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY!
In order to log into MySQL to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MySQL, and
you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,
so you should just press enter here.
Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...
Since we already have root password set, answer this part with n
Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MySQL
root user without the proper authorisation.
You already have a root password set, so you can safely answer 'n'.
Change the root password? [Y/n] n
Remove anonymous user to improve security. This will make sure people or application have correct username and password to login to MySQL. Answer with Y
By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for
them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
We also want remove root login from remote machine. Answer with Y.
Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
Previously the test database created automatically by MySQL installation, but MySQL 5.6 does not create test database. We can still choose Y, it will throw an error but that's fine.
By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y
- Dropping test database...
ERROR 1008 (HY000) at line 1: Can't drop database 'test'; database doesn't exist
... Failed! Not critical, keep moving...
- Removing privileges on test database...
The last step is to reload MySQL privilege table.
Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y
All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MySQL
installation should now be secure.
Thanks for using MySQL!
Create a Database for Abantecart
Now we have a secure MySQL installation, time to create database and user for abantecart itself.
Login to MySQL using the root credentials.
$ mysql -u root -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 58
Server version: 5.6.30-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)
Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
Create a new database named abantecart using command below:
In this step we will configure database, admin section unique key and admin credential.
Choose MySQLi for database driver, input username, password and also the database name that we created for AbanteCart.
The Admin section is a unique key that will be used as location of admin panel. We can add any alphanumeric value on for this.
The last one is admin credentials. You can choose any username for admin (doesn't have to be admin), input and confirm password and also admin email.
The last configuration on this page is the option to load demo data into our installation. In this tutorial I'll load the demo data, you can uncheck the Load Demo data if you want a clean start. Click Continue.
Now rename the default .htaccess.txt to .htaccess.
$ cd /var/www/abantecart
$ sudo mv .htaccess.txt .htaccess
Now your e-store have pretty links.
Configure https Only Site for Abantecart
A secure connection is now a requirement for web applications. The last step that we will do in this tutorial is changing the connection to only use https. We assume that you already have SSL certificate and private key.
Let's create new apache virtual host configuration on /etc/apache2/sites-available/abantecart-ssl.conf with contents below.
# Uncomment the following directive when using client certificate authentication
# HSTS (mod_headers is required) (15768000 seconds = 6 months)
Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000"
# intermediate configuration, tweak to your needs
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
We will also disable abantecart http only virtual host and enable the new virtual host config.
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