Bluehost Tips – Create an Online Store in Minutes

by Elaine on April 22, 2011

Bluehost Tips – Forget about purchasing templates and themes to build an Online Store.  I just created an eCommerce website/Online Store in 5 minutes.  Bluehost has all these software and clone scripts that are 1 Click Installs.  You can basically create anything with 5 clicks of my mouse.  One of these clone scripts is an online eCommerce store called OSCommerce.   This eCommerce store has:

  • Unlimited categories
  • Unlimited products
  • Detailed order reports
  • Customer, country/tax, shipping management
  • Customized Payment  

Steps below to Build an Online Store in Bluehost:

Bluehost Video Tutorial: Bluehost – How to Install OSCommerce

1.  Login to your Bluehost cPanel

2.  Under Software/Services, Click on Simple Scripts

3.  Under eCommerce, Click on OSCommerce

4.  Under Install OSCommerce, Click on ‘Install’ a brand new version

5.  Click checkbox that you read the legal agreements, and Click on ‘Complete’.

6.  Overwrite any existing files, click Next  

And that’s it.   You will get a confirmation message that says your OSCommerce is succesfully installed.  For example, I created an OSCommerce site and this is the confirmation message I got:

Installing OSCommerce 2.3.1 (Stable) to http://cpaneltest.simplescripts.com

Installation Complete! You can access your new website using the following information.

This information has been e-mailed to demo@simplescripts.com for your convenience.
Site URL: http://cpaneltest.simplescripts.com
Login URL: http://cpaneltest.simplescripts.com/admin
Username: admin
Password:
To view your ecommerce website, just click on the ‘Site URL’ link and that is what your store looks like.  It is populated with sample data that you can delete later.  If you want to manage your Online Shopping Cart, click on the ‘Login URL’ link and enter in the admin user name and password.

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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