Installation QuickStart Guide
This documentation is a work in progress. It describes prerelease software, and is subject to change.
Installing StoreCore step-by-step
- Download the latest edition of the StoreCore files from the
GitHub repository at
github.com/if you haven’t already. Always download or fork the
masterbranch of the
corerepository for production purposes.
- Create a new MySQL database for StoreCore on your web server. Do not
use the default MySQL
testdatabase or a database name with the
- Add a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying the StoreCore database.
- Find the
config.phpconfiguration file, then edit the file and add your database information in the
Optional. If configured correctly, StoreCore is able to install the database by itself. However, the installation MAY run faster and smoother if you install the database manually with a database administration tool like MySQL Workbench, phpMyAdmin, or a MySQL command-line interface.
First run the SQL file
core-mysql.sqlto create all tables; next run the
i18n-dml.sqlfile to add all language pack data. Both SQL files are located in the
- Upload the StoreCore files to the desired location on your web server.
This usually is a folder called
public_htmlfor a domain or
wwwfor a subdomain like
www.example.com. Do not upload the
/tests/folder to a production server (or delete it afterwards): this folder contains PHP unit tests for development purposes.
- Run the StoreCore installation by accessing the installer URL in a web browser. If StoreCore was not previously installed, you will be guided through the necessary steps to complete the installation.
All installation and configuration activities are logged to
.log text files in the
If the StoreCore installation fails for any reason, please first check
these log files for possible errors, warnings or other critical
The location of the
/logs/ directory is defined in the
config.php configuration file. If this global constant
is undefined (or the
config.php file was not loaded), log
files MAY be saved in different directories. This usually is the current
working directory for the main PHP application, for example the
/install/ directory when you are executing the
Resetting administrator accounts
At any given time there MUST be at least one active StoreCore administrator account. If no active administrator account is found, StoreCore will automatically display a form to add a new user account with administrator privileges.
If you somehow forgot or lost your administrator username or password,
the administrator accounts can be reset by clearing the
sc_users database table. This requires MySQL database access
to execute the
TRUNCATE TABLE command on the
TRUNCATE TABLE sc_users;
Free installation is included in all StoreCore hosting plans. StoreCore Premium also includes free data migration of existing online shops.