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Here are the essential steps for a standard osCommerce installation in 5 minutes on your localhost.
1. Unzip the file oscommerce-2.2ms2.zip. 2. Copy the 'catalog' folder and put it in your web server directory path.
For example in Unix with Apache: /var/www/htdocs/catalog
For example in Windows with IIS: C:Inetpubwwwrootcatalog
3. Keep your MySQL database username and password handy 4. Point your browser to: http://localhost/catalog/install/ and follow the on-screen instructions 5. Remember to change the directory and file permissions as recommended during the installation process.
That's it. Congratulations on your installation of osCommerce.
Additional osCommerce installation Notes
* If you change your mind later about any configuration setting, edit the catalog/includes/configure.php file. Some relevant