Video Tutorial - Installation on Web Server VPCart 9

Video Tutorial - Installation on Web Server VPCart 9

This video tutorial will walk you through how to install VPCart v9 files into Web Server

Step 1. Check your web server OS.

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Step 2. Check if your web server runs ASP scripts.

If you are setting up VPCart on a Windows Server, you need to ask your web host if they allow you to run ASP scripts.

Step 3. Setting up the database.

If you're going to use AccessDB as your database, you'll need a extra configuration before installing VPCart.

Step 4. Checking if IIS runs on 32-bit.

Make sure your server IIS is allowed to run on 32-bit. Check with your host. Or if you you prefer, you can check it yourself:

    a) Once logged into your server, open IIS Manager. You can do this by clicking your Windows Start button and entering 'inetmgr' into the search box. Then press enter.
    b) Please click the Application Pools in the left panel and in the right panel, in the list of Application Pools, select the application pool you have configured for use with VPCart (Eg. DefaultAppPool)
    c) In the Actions panel (right hand column), select Advanced Settings under Edit Application Pool.
    d) Expand the General settings, set Enable 32-bit Applications to True, and click OK.

Step 5. SSL Certificate.

If you have a dedicated SSL installed, your sever may have the IIS option "New ID on Secure Connection (keepSessionIdSecure)" enabled.

If this is the case, a separate session ID will be used for the HTTPS page and the cart will not be able to access the old session that hold the content and the cart and thus you will experience "Cart is empty" issue.

To avoid this, you will need to disable the option "New ID on Secure Connection (keepSessionIdSecure)" which can be found on IIS -> ASP -> Session State configuration folder.

Alternatively, you can ask your webhost to disable the option 'New ID on Secure Connection (keepSessionIdSecure)'on IIS.

If you prefer, you can also create a web.config file with the above content:

Step 6. Unzip VPCart Files Into Your Local PC.

Right click the file and choose 'extract to vpasp' from the menu. (Note: you will need an unzipping program such as WinRar to unzip the files, download here).

Step 7. Upload VPCart into your web server.

Please upload all of VPCart files into web server using FTP.

Step 8. Setting VPCart Folder Permissions In Your Web Server.

Changing permission in plesk and cPanel interfaces.

Next are the complete steps for setting folder permissions in plesk and cPanel interfaces. If you're not using one of these systems, ask your web host how to change folder permissions:

Plesk folder permissions.

    a) Go to Files, locate the file or directory for which you want to set access permissions, and click the arrow in the corresponding row.
    b) Click Change Permissions in the drop-down menu.
    c) To change or remove permissions from a group or a user, click the required name in the Group or user names list. If the group or user is not listed in the Group or user names list, select the required user or group name from the menu located above the list and click: the user/group appears in the list.
       Select it. To allow or deny permissions to a selected group/user, select the Allow or Deny checkboxes corresponding to permissions listed under 'Permissions for 'user/group name''. If the checkboxes in the Allow or Deny columns are shown in grey, it means that the corresponding permissions are inherited from a parent folder.
    d) Repeat the step a until c for the other folders that needs READ/WRITE permissions.

cPanel folder permissions.

    a) Log into the cPanel for your website. The address is usually, and the username and password would have been provided by your host when you first joined.
    b) Under 'Files' click on 'File Manager'
    c) If you see the 'Directory Selection' window, choose the option that best suits the location of the files or folders you want to access ' 'Web Root' will give you the directory where you website is hosted.
    d) Browse to the file or folder you want to change the permissions of.
    e) Right click and choose 'Change Permissions'
    f) In the window selec the permissions that you want to set the file or folder, in this case, allow READ/WRITE.
    g) Click 'Change Permissions' to confirm the changes.
    h) Repeat the step a until c for the other folders that needs READ/WRITE permissions.

Step 9. Ready To Run Installation Wizard.

You are now ready to run VPCart Installation Wizard.

Open your web browser and type in the adress of VPCart folder on your web hos (eg. into your browser address bar, click the INSTALL NOW button.

Thank you for watching and we hope you have found this tutorial useful.

User Manual Reference

For more information about Install VPCart v9 Files Into Web Server, you can also refer to our VPCart 9 User Guide at

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