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Getting Started with PowerStore 4

Thread began 9/14/2011 10:47 am by john70964 | Last modified 9/17/2011 6:48 am by john70964 | 874 views | 6 replies |

john70964

Getting Started with PowerStore 4

I noticed this text on the above page.

"Before you can set up PowerStore, you will need to have already signed up for a hosting service from a hosting provider",

I have just purchased Power Store and I was hoping to be able to develop my skills with this software on my local machine using XAMPP.

Is this possible please?

Thank you

John

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, you can install power store on your local testing server.

in the xampp/htdocs folder, create a new folder and add the power store files to this folder. then browse to that folder in web browser to start the installation.

Some functions like sending mails or checkout through the payment gateway will not work in the testing server environment, but you can test the rest of it this way.

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john70964

Thank you Jason.

John

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john70964

I tried to follow the instructions but must be missing something.
I copied all the PS files to C:\XAMPP\htdocs\myfolder

I Opened IE File\Open\Browse

I browsed to the correct folder
Under File Types it defaults to HTML files and none show.

I selected All Files highlighted index.php and clicked open.
The file opened as a text document.

XAMPP control panel shows Apache and MySQL both running.

Can you see what I am doing wrong please?
Thanks
John

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the browsers address bar, you need to type in the local host address:

myFolder

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john70964

Thanks Jason,
I thought I had tried that but couldn't have.

Anyway that worked OK

I have a red cross on the item cURL.

Can you say the best way of getting/installing this on my PC please.
Many thanks
John

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john70964

I managed to get cURL working OK I found a helpful reference at
enable-curl-with-xampp-on-windows-xp/

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