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Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Beginner Edition by David Mercer

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Transferring osCommerce to Your Live Site

It should be mentioned at this point that if you are thinking of doing a fair amount of work on the default site, then you are advised to actually work on a copy of the site on your own PC. This entails setting up what is a called a Development Environment on your machine; the idea being that you do all the hard work offline and only deploy the finished product to your live site.

However, this means that you have to install PHP, Apache, and MySQL before you install osCommerce and ensure that they are all up and running and working together before you can do any work at all. Since the aim of this book is to teach you specifically about osCommerce we do not cover any of that here. For more information on ...

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