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Ecommerce Getting Started Guide

Welcome to Ecommerce Hosting by Skystra!

This guide will help you get started on your new Ecommerce Hosting service.

How do I login to my client portal?

You can log in to your account directly from our website through the Sign In button at the top right corner.

Use the email address and password used when you created your account on sign up. 

If you forget your password, you can click Forgot Password and get a new one by email.

How do I install an Ecommerce application on my account?

Installing applications on your account is a quick and easy process. First, log in to your App Manager.

Once in Softaculous, you will see the top scripts right on the front page, and you can click the Install button under any of those to proceed further, or you can use the Search function to find your desired software:

At any point, you can click the Overview button to read the details for that particular software which includes the description, features, required space, and so on:

Let’s see how easy is to install PrestaShop, for example.

Click the Install button under the PrestaShop application on your Softaculous front page:

Next, fill in the following details:

  • Installation URL: Choose your domain name and fill in the directory name. If you leave the directory name empty – it will install the software in the main directory.
  • Store Name: Name of your store.
  • Admin folder: Folder for your admin directory. We recommend changing this from the default value for security reasons.
  • Admin Email: Your email address where you’ll receive updates from Softaculous. This email address will also be set as your administrator email address in PrestaShop.
  • Admin Password: Your administrator user password. Make sure to use a complex password combination to avoid any potential security issues.
  • First Name: Your first name.
  • Last Name: Your surname.

Finally, click the Install button to proceed further:

Softaculous will show each stage of the installation process and show you the progress:

Once the installation is completed, Softaculous will show the URLs to your website and to the administration page:

Click the Return to Overview button. You will see the new PrestaShop website under the Current Installations section on the PrestaShop overview page, with several options available for it:

These options allow you to:

  • Create a staging website for this installation.
  • Clone this website.
  • Back up this particular website.
  • Edit details for the website.
  • Remove the website.

You can follow the same process to install any of the applications available in the Softaculous Apps Installer.

The other popular Ecommerce applications include:

OpenCart: OpenCart is a free, open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. It is used to build online stores and is particularly well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses. OpenCart is easy to use and has a number of features that make it suitable for building a wide range of online stores, including support for multiple languages and currencies, a variety of payment gateways, and the ability to manage products, orders, and customers. OpenCart is highly customizable and can be extended with various modules and themes to meet the specific needs of different businesses.

AbanteCart: AbanteCart is a PHP-based open-source Ecommerce software that doesn’t cost anything to use. It’s used to create e-commerce sites, and it’s made to be both intuitive and robust. Support for numerous languages and currencies, a selection of payment methods, and the ability to manage products, orders, and customers are just a few of the features that make it simple for merchants to run their online businesses on AbanteCart. Additionally, it is equipped with a suite of marketing and analytical tools for use by shop owners. AbanteCart is extremely flexible and can be tailored to match the demands of any business by adding new modules and themes.

Zen Cart: Developed in PHP, Zen Cart is a free and open-source Ecommerce software solution. Its primary function is to assist business owners in setting up and running successful online businesses by providing them with a number of useful features and functions for handling inventory, sales, and customer service. Zen Cart contains marketing and analytics tools to assist merchants in optimizing their stores and support many languages and currencies. It also integrates with a number of payment gateways. The platform is very flexible and can be augmented with different modules and themes to serve the varying requirements of different enterprises.

ShopSite: By integrating social networking and other third-party resources like WordPress blogs and Constant Contact email marketing, ShopSite’s online shop software solutions make it easy to design search engine-friendly sites without the need for coding expertise. Merchants can simply create SEO-friendly, mobile-ready websites with ShopSite’s feature-rich store-building technology, which includes capabilities for creating product reviews from customers, upselling and cross-selling products, and offering discounts and gift certificates. Create a Facebook shop, feature products on your WordPress site, and solicit product reviews and shares on social media to build brand awareness and boost sales. Then, accept a wide variety of payment methods, including all major credit cards, PayPal, and Amazon Payments.

How do I set up my email?

Setting up the email is very straightforward from your cPanel control panel. This article explains how to do it:

How do I set up my email

Quick Security Tips

Here are some quick security tips from our team:

  • Make sure your passwords are not easy to guess. Use password generators when available.
  • Make sure your passwords are not all the same and include special characters that are hard to guess.
  • Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) anywhere you can.
  • Make sure that your WordPress version is always up-to-date, including any themes or plugins you use on it.

That’s it! We hope this guide helps build and manage your online presence on your Ecommerce Hosting service.

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