You can host OpenCart on OVHcloud by using their Cloud VPS or Dedicated Servers. Here are the steps to install OpenCart on OVHcloud:
- Choose a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server from OVHcloud based on your requirements and budget.
- Once you have access to your server, log in via SSH or use the provided control panel.
- Install a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on your server. You can use the following commands for Ubuntu/Debian-based systems:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql
- Download the latest version of OpenCart from the official website (https://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=cms/download).
- Upload the OpenCart zip file to your server using FTP or SCP.
- Extract the OpenCart files in the desired directory of your web server (e.g., /var/www/html).
- Set the appropriate file permissions for OpenCart files and directories:
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/opencart
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/opencart
- Configure a MySQL database for OpenCart by creating a new database and user.
- Set up a virtual host in your Apache configuration file using a text editor. Specify the domain or IP address and the document root directory for OpenCart.
- Save the Apache configuration file and restart the Apache service:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
- Access the OpenCart installation wizard using your domain or IP address in a web browser. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
- After the installation, remove the installation folder from your server for security purposes:
sudo rm -r /var/www/html/opencart/install
That's it! You have successfully installed OpenCart on your OVHcloud server. You can now start customizing and configuring your OpenCart online store.