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1. Download the application

titleDownload AbanteCart

Download Latest the latest AbanteCart archive or extract source code from GitHub.

2. Unzip the archive

Once downloaded, unzip the compressed folder and check the structure.


Upload all the files and folders from the public_html directory to the required directory on your web serverwebserver

titleFTP software required

Upload all the files to your server by FTP software, e. g. FileZilla or any.

4. Adjust files permissions


titleFTP software

If you do not have terminal access to your server, you can change file access permissions using an FTP client. Most of them have the "Change permissions" or "Change mode" functions. With the help of the function, you are to set the permissions for the 'config.php' file and the directories listed above. The 'chmod 666 config.php' command means that you must set 666 permissions (in other words, read, write and execute permissions for the file user, group and other) for the 'config.php' file. Other commands (e.g. 'chmod -R 777 catalog') mean means that you must set the same 777 permissions for the directory, its sub-directories and all the files under these directories. Please refer to your FTP client documentation for more detailed instructions on setting file permissions


chmod 0755 or 0777 system/config.php
chmod 0755 or 0777 system/
chmod 0755 or 0777 system/cache/
chmod 0755 or 0777 system/logs/
chmod 0755 or 0777 image/
chmod 0755 or 0777 image/thumbnails/
chmod 0755 or 0777 download/
chmod 0755 or 0777 extensions/
chmod 0755 or 0777 admin/system/backup/ (if exist)
chmod 0755 or 0777 resources/

For Windows-based server make sure the following folders and files allow Read and Write.


If you placed the AbanteCart files directly in the web rootwebroot, open Make sure to replace the part from the examples with your true domain name.  


This phase checks your PHP configuration and version, MySQL configuration, checks for PHP CURL, PHP ZIP & GD, PHP FileInfo support on your server and Write permissions. If all tests are passed, you should click the Continue button. Otherwise, contact your server administrator or hosting support.

Host And Database Configuration

Provide the details of your web server host and MySQL server as well as specify your database parameters. You should fill in the following fields:

Database Driver: AbanteCart uses a MySQL database but you might have to use an MySQLi driver

Database Host: Usually it is named 'localhost', but in order to be certain, refer to the Databases page in your website control panel or contact your hosting provider

Database Username: Username for your MySQL user account

Database Password: MySQL user account password

Database Name: MySQL database name

Database Table Names Prefix: MySQL database prefix. Leave it blank if you have not. Some database tables has a name which consists of two parts: a table prefix and the specific database name itself. The use of prefix allows several web applications to utilize one database.

Note:  Database info varies by hosting provider and is out of the scope of this document. Consult your provider's support/documentation for instructions.

Admin section unique key: Will be used in the following address: where is the name of your new online store. This brings you to your Admin Login Panel. Only administrators needs to know this to access control panel of the shopping cart application.

Admin username: login name to your Admin Panel;

Password: password to your Admin Panel;

Admin E-Mail: Enter a real e-mail into the field. The default administrator e-mail, company e-mail (of Order, Support, etc. departments) and contact form recipient's email will be used the value of this field.