Zen Cart® is derived from: Copyright 2003 osCommerce
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
and is redistributable under the GNU General Public License
This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software.
OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.
Zen Cart® v1.5.0 requires a minimum of the following:
While Zen Cart® can run on Windows/IIS servers, Linux/Apache servers are recommended for best results, superior performance, and easier use by shopowners.
For a list of files that have been changed since v1.3.9h, see the changed_files-v1-5-0.html
Please follow the instructions in the "how to upgrade" documentation in the /docs folder of the Zen Cart® files.
If you are attempting to upgrade custom code or addons written for prior versions, you may find this tutorial article helpful: http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=410
Please see this online article for guidance on upgrading old sites from iso-8859-1 to utf8
For added security, Zen Cart® comes with several .htaccess files already included in various folders to help provide protection against unwanted visitors
and even against mis-use of your site in the unfortunate situation of your site being hacked. These protections prevent hackers from using your site as phishing sources.
However, for these built-in protections to work, your web hosting server administrator MUST set the AllowOverride directive
in the server's apache configuration (the server's master httpd.conf file) to "All" or at least ensure it includes these parameters: 'Limit Indexes'.
ie: AllowOverride All
or: AllowOverride Limit Indexes
Storeowners hosting on Windows Servers using IIS instead of Apache may need to remove the .htaccess files and rework them into suitable equivalents within your IIS configuration. See Microsoft's IIS website for specific assistance.
Inside some folders is an .htaccess file that lists certain *permitted* filetypes which may be accessed. (Anything else is blocked to prevent abuse on your site).
The side-effect of this is that if you choose to use media types that are not already listed in the *permitted* list, then your visitors will not be able to see those resources.
Thus, if you are using product images that are not in the list of permitted types in your /images/.htaccess, you will need to add those types to the list.
Similarly, if you are using certain media types in music product previews, you will need to make sure those are in your /media/.htaccess
And, if you are using filetypes for downloadable products that are not already listed in your /pub/.htaccess and /download/.htaccess you will need to add those as well.
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