How to add a shopping cart to your website?
This can be simply done with a drag and drop method. All it takes is 3 simple methods.
1. You will need a Shopping Cart. There are many shopping carts out there.
Just go to your favourite search engine, hit in “free ecommerce shopping cart software”
Just save the folder onto the desktop.
2. Now that we have a Shopping Cart, We need a Host. The Host is where, your shopping cart or your website will be viewed?
There a Free hosting available out there, so go back to your favourite search engine, hit in “free website hosting”, make an account and remember those details, or write them down to a file.
3. Now that we have a free hosting account, we need a FTP (File Transfer Protocol), this is a program to connect to your hosting account. Now again head back to your most trusted search engine, key in “FTP”, download a version that’s suitable for your computer. Once installed, open the program. It will write (usually at the top), host, username, password, port.
Now go back to where your hosting details are, and type in as follows, host, username, password and the port you don’t have to worry about usually, but the default number is 21 or 22.
Now if you haven’t connected, then retry the host, username, password and post. If you keep getting nothing or an error, contact your host.
It you’re connected (CONGRATS! Well done! Don’t worry, you’re nearly finished!) Once connected, usually there are 2 square boxes! On the left box are the files that are on your computer and on the right box are the file in your web hosting account for your website.
There will already be a list of files in your web hosting account. All you have to do is look for a folder called. “public_html”, this folder is the root location for your website.
Drag and Drop your shopping cart files into this folder, it may take long depending on how many files your shopping cart has.
Wait for it to finish and once done, visit your URL of your web hosting, and it should come up as a install.
Follow the prompts and youll have a shopping cart online!
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