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Magento Ecommerce on Heart Internet Installation Guide

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Magento Ecommerce on Heart Internet Installation Guide

Installing the Magento ecommerce platform on Heart Internet is a complete pig of a thing to do. However I’ve discovered some great tutorials and tips to make sure your installation goes smoothly:

Step 1. Upload all of the files to your web server (took me the best part of 1/2 a day).

Step 2. Create a mySQL database in the Heart control panel

Step 3. Contact Heart Internet support and ask them to allow ‘CREATE TEMP TABLE’ permissions on the database (turned off by default for security reasons)

Step 4. Turn on PHP5 in the Heart Internet control panel

Step 5. Set up file permissions thus…

777
/public_html/var/.htaccess,
/public_html/app/etc
/public_html/var,
/public_html/media (and all folders under media)

755
/public_html/index.php
/public_html/

Step 6. Edit /public_html/.htaccess and add:

#############################
## For heart internet
SetEnv DEFAULT_PHP_VERSION 5
php_flag short_open_tag on

Step 7. Create a file called php5.ini in /public_html/

Step 8. add the following line into the php5.ini

php_flag short_open_tag on

Step 9. Go to the site and begin installation. It usually errors on the first page but press F5 and it will continue.

Step 10. You will need to skip domain authentication and turn on SEO friendly URL rewriting in the wizard on the page where you enter the mySQL information

Step 11. Log in to the back end.

Step 12. Now download this file which will re-set the permissions for your back office which fixes a lot of issues people have

Step 13. the end (or beginning as the case may be).

Thanks to SolarPolar and Pixel

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