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How to install PowerStore 2?

Thread began 5/31/2010 12:50 am by rasputin307444 | Last modified 6/01/2010 3:42 pm by rasputin307444 | 1557 views | 2 replies |


How to install PowerStore 2?

I am creating a "mall" of stores where PowerStore will be usable once a customer registers and logs in. The "mall" is starting off with three "stores".

The mall and stores each have a domain, with the mall domain holding the ipAddress that they all will share. A customer will travel through all stores (owned by me), and will add to the same shopping cart. In short, the mall manager runs the mercantile, authentication, shopping cart, and the single checkout/cashier. Store managers concentrate on store ambiance, vendors, pricing, and stock.

I have the files set up as:


Within the PowerStore200 directory, as per the instructions in the "PowerStore Getting Started Guide", on web page <>, I am looking for what "Step 1" refers to the "Wizard". If this is for Solution pack installs, where is the PowerStore installation guide?

As well, I see PowerStore3 YouTube presentations, and updates for it and PowerStore but no videos for installing/configuring PowerStore2, nor any updates on <>. I must be missing doc right in front of me?

I am walking through the installation of PowerStore2 before buying up to PowerStore3 since there is still no easy comparison chart between PowerStore2 and PowerStore3. I cannot understand why there is only a comparison of "apples and oranges" as per the PowerStore-eCart chart. As a trained developer/SWQA engineer of 25+ years, I like to see explicit feature compares and not ones left up to subjective inference after reading sales literature. This is the only way I can decide if the upgrade is even necessary. I would have thought sales/marketing would've come up with this chart before releasing v3.

Nonetheless, I am just trying to find the right documentation. Can you assist me?

I am also seeking a list of all pieces to upload to the server (versus usable on my home as client (like our Adobe Dreamweaver CS4). We have been paying for the Subscriptions program, and initially bought Super Suite. Is such a list of what I would upload available?

Much appreciated,
Chris (rasputin307444)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The getting started guide on the PowerStore support page is for PowerStore 3.

PowerStore 2 does not have an installation wizard.

The steps for installing PowerStore 2 are in the read_me.htm file at the PowerStore 2 files.

Step 1: set up the MySQL Database:

Step 2: Update the Database Connection File:

Step 3: Modify the settings to suit your needs:

Step 4: Customize the home page:

Step 5: Upload your Files:

Step 6: Set up your store and product catalog:

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follow-up to query about PowerStore2 install on FreeBSD

It appears that the Wizard is worth the cost of upgrading from PowerStore v2 to v3. Creating wizard/installers saves much effort and takes much to create, so thanks for that extra! That will make bug fix updates and future release upgrades all the easier as well. Very cool.

Anyway, being cautious and wanting to avoid install problems or residue from PowerStore2, I will wait until this Friday to get PowerStore3.

As to the SSL Certificate, I will get that set up on Thursday, do what needs setting up for MySQL today.

For security, I plan on installing the store into:
/usr/wwws/users/<account>/<primary_domain>/ (where "wwws" is key)
and to access https URLs once a registered customer logs in.
Does this sound like the correct procedure for securing the stores' HTTP protocol web communications?

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