Introduction

Congratulations! You are about to embark on an exciting eCommerce journey with VPCart StoreFront, one of the most powerful shopping cart systems available on the market.

The VPCart eCommerce shopping cart software has a wide range of features and functionality that can be modified to suit almost any business requirements. Furthermore, we understand the most critical element of any business – closing sales. With our numerous shipping, customer management and administrative functions, you can be assured that your website will be one which your customers find professional and simple to use.

This guide will help you to get your copy of the VPCart up and running on either your local PC or on your web host. It provides you the basics to get you started, so that you can see for yourself the full potential of VPCart as one of the most influential tools for your business.

With VPCart, we are confident you will be taking your business to greater heights!

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To install VPCart 9 you will need to follow the steps below and click the suitable button:

Where do you want to install your VPCart 9 ?

Install VPCart In Your Local PC

1. Check If You Have IIS

To run VPCart, your local PC must have IIS.

A simple way of checking whether IIS is running on your computer is to open a web browser and type http://localhost  into your browser address bar.

If IIS is running on your computer, you will be taken to a page that looks similar to the screenshot below.

  • Windows Vista & Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

If no IIS installed, you will get a blank error page. Screenshot below showing in Microsoft Edge browser when trying to load http://localhost:

Does your computer have IIS installed?

Yes No

No IIS Installed

We will guide you on how to install IIS on your local PC.

What Windows version you are using ?

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2. IIS Installation Guide for Windows 10

Please follow these steps below to install IIS :

Type Control Panel in Windows search bar and click on the link, as shown in the image below.




Under ‘Programs’ category, click on “Uninstall a program” link.


Click on "Turn Windows feature On or Off" link.


Double click on "Internet Information Services", which will display a list of features available for IIS.


Click the plus button next to "Web Management Tools" and "IIS 6 Management Compatibility" so they will expand.

Tick the checkbox "IIS Management Console".

Click the minus button next to "Web Management Tools" and click the plus button next to "World Wide Web Services".

Click the plus button next to "Application Development Features" and tick the box "ASP". It will auto tick "ISAPI Extensions" as well like screenshot below:

Click the minus button next to "Application Development Features" and click the plus button next to "Common HTTP Features".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Common HTTP Features" and click the plus button next to "Health and Diagnostics".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Health and Diagnostics" and click the plus button next to "Performance Features".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Performance Features" and click the plus button next to "Security".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Security" and click on “OK” to install IIS.

If you get this popup screen below, please select "Download Files from Windows Update":

Windows will begin installing IIS. This may take several minutes. Please wait until installation is completed.

IIS Installation Completed?
Continue

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2. IIS Installation Guide for Windows 8

Please follow these steps below to install IIS :

Locate your Control Panel as shown in image below:

Under ‘Programs’ category, click on “Uninstall a program” link.

Click Turn Windows feature On or Off" option.

Double click on "Internet Information Services", which will display a list of features available for IIS.

Click the plus button next to "Web Management Tools" and "IIS 6 Management Compatibility" so they will expand.

Tick the checkbox "IIS Management Console".

Click the minus button next to "Web Management Tools" and click the plus button next to "World Wide Web Services".

Click the plus button next to "Application Development Features" and tick the box "ASP". It will auto tick "ISAPI Extensions" as well like screenshot below:

Click the minus button next to "Application Development Features" and click the plus button next to "Common HTTP Features".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Common HTTP Features" and click the plus button next to "Health and Diagnostics".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Health and Diagnostics" and click the plus button next to "Performance Features".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Performance Features" and click the plus button next to "Security".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Security" and click on “OK” to install IIS.

Windows will begin installing IIS. This may take several minutes.Please wait until installation is completed.

IIS Installation Completed?
Continue

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2. IIS Installation Guide for Windows 7

Please follow these steps below to install IIS :

Open the Control Panel by going to the Start Menu > Control Panel.

Double click on "Programs and Features".

Click the "Turn Windows features on or off" link.

Double click on "Internet Information Services", which will display a list of features available for IIS.

Click the plus button next to "Web Management Tools" and "IIS 6 Management Compatibility" so they will expand.

Tick the checkbox "IIS Management Console".

Click the minus button next to "Web Management Tools" and click the plus button next to "World Wide Web Services".

Click the plus button next to "Application Development Features" and tick the box "ASP". It will auto tick "ISAPI Extensions" as well like screenshot below:

Click the minus button next to "Application Development Features" and click the plus button next to "Common HTTP Features".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Common HTTP Features" and click the plus button next to "Health and Diagnostics".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Health and Diagnostics" and click the plus button next to "Performance Features".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Performance Features" and click the plus button next to "Security".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Security" and click on “OK” to install IIS.

Windows will begin installing IIS. This may take several minutes Please wait until installation is completed.

IIS Installation Completed?
Continue

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2. IIS Installation Guide for Windows Vista

Please follow these steps below to install IIS :

Open the Control Panel by going to the Start Menu > Control Panel.

Double click on "Programs and Features".

Click the "Turn Windows features on or off" link.

Double click on "Internet Information Services", which will display a list of features available for IIS.

Click the plus button next to "Web Management Tools" and "IIS 6 Management Compatibility" so they will expand.

Tick the checkbox "IIS Management Console".

Click the minus button next to "Web Management Tools" and click the plus button next to "World Wide Web Services".

Click the plus button next to "Application Development Features" and tick the box "ASP". It will auto tick "ISAPI Extensions" as well like screenshot below:

Click the minus button next to "Application Development Features" and click the plus button next to "Common HTTP Features".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Common HTTP Features" and click the plus button next to "Health and Diagnostics".

Tick the boxes as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Health and Diagnostics" and click the plus button next to "Performance Features".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Performance Features" and click the plus button next to "Security".

Tick the box as shown below:

Click the minus button next to "Security" and click on “OK” to install IIS.

Windows will begin installing IIS. This may take several minutes.Please wait until installation is completed.

IIS Installation Completed? Click Here

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3. Check If Your Local PC Is 64-bit Or 32-bit

To find out if your Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 is 64-bit or 32-bit, please press and hold the Windows key and the Pause key.

Click to zoom

You will then see a screen similar to the one below.

Locate the System type as marked on the picture below by the red square and see if it is showing 64-bit or 32-bit.

Is your computer running on 64-bit or 32-bit?

64-bit 32-bit

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4. You Need To Enable 32-Bit Mode On Your 64-Bit Local PC

Below are the steps to enable 32-bit application pool on your Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10:

Go to Start Menu on your local PC and locate the Search bar.

Please enter keyword “IIS” into the search bar so it will filter Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

Click on it to open the IIS, as shown on screenshot below:

You will see the IIS Manager as shown below:

In IIS Manager, at the left panel, where you can see your local PC name, click the arrow to expand, as shown in the screenshot below:

After clicking the arrow, it will expand the sub menu, and you should see the Application Pools, like the screenshot below:

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)

In the Actions panel (right hand column), select Advanced Settings under Edit Application Pool.

Expand the General settings, set Enable 32-bit Applications to True, and click OK.

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5. Install VPCart Files Into Your Local PC

Now we will guide you to install the VPCart files into your Local PC.

Go to your Local PC folder C:/InetPub/wwwroot and create a new folder called “shopping” as like screenshot below:

Copy the vpcart.[value/plus/deluxe].9xxx.zip file to “shopping” folder:

Right click the vpcart.[value/plus/deluxe].9xxx.zip file and choose "Extract Here" from the menu as shown in the screenshot below.
(Note: you will need an unzipping program such as WinRAR to unzip the files, download here ).

After unzipped, you should see all the VPCart folders and files:

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6. Setting VPCart Folder Permissions In Your Local PC

VPCart requires that a number of folder permissions be updated so they have READ/WRITE allowed.

Here is the list of folder permissions required for your VPCart.

Below are the complete steps for setting folder permissions in your Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10:

  1. Browse to the folder where you installed VPCart eg C:/InetPub/wwwroot/shopping:
  2. Right click on the folder you want to set permissions for, then select Properties.
    In the screenshot below, we will try to set permission for folder "admin".
  3. Click the Security Tab.
  4. Click the Edit button.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. Click Advanced
  7. Click Find Now
  8. Locate IUSR in the list and click OK twice.

  9. Click on the IUSR account and ensure Read and Write are ticked in the bottom box. Then click OK twice.

  10. Repeat the step 2 until 9 for the other folders that needs READ/WRITE permissions.

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7. Ready To Run Installation Wizard

You are now ready to run VPCart Installation Wizard.

Open your web browser and type in http://localhost/shopping into your browser address bar, click the INSTALL NOW button.

Please follow the WIZARD SETUP until you reach FINALIZE step.

My installation is finished! Where to go next?

Consider watching some video tutorials and learn more about VPCart

Watch VPCart Tutorials

Install VPCart In a Web Server

1. Check your web server OS

If you are setting up VPCart on a web hots, the first step is to identify the OS from your web server.

What server OS you will install?

Linux Server Windows Server

Install VPCart In a Web Server

1. Check your web server OS

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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.

Does your Windows server allow ASP scripts?

NO YES

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2. Check if your web server runs ASP scripts

You will need to ask your web host to allow you to run ASP scripts.

Host enabled to run ASP scripts?

Yes, let’s go to next step

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3. Setting up the database

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

Are you going to use AccessDB for VPCart?

NO YES

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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.

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5. SSL Certificate

Is your domain using SSL certificate?

NO YES

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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 following content:

						<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
						<configuration>
						<system.webServer>
						<asp>
						<session keepSessionIdSecure="false" />
						</asp>
						</system.webServer>
						</configuration>
					

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6. Unzip VPCart Files Into Your Local PC

a) Right click the vpasp.zip 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).

Are the VPCart files unziped?

The files are unzipped, let’s continue!

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7. Upload VPCart into your web server

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

a) FTP* the extracted files and folder (maintaining the file structure intact) to your remote server space by using an FTP program such as WS-FTP, SmartFTP or FileZilla.

Are the VPCart files uploaded into your web server?

The files are uploaded, let’s continue!

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8. Setting VPCart Folder Permissions In Your Web Server

VPCart requires that a number of folder permissions be updated so they have READ/WRITE allowed. Here is the list of folder permissions required for your VPCart.



Changing permission in plesk and cPanel interfaces

Below 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 www.website.com/cpanel, 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.

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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. http://yoursite.com/shopping) into your browser address bar, click the INSTALL NOW button.

Please follow the WIZARD SETUP until you reach FINALIZE step.

My installation is finished! Where to go next?

Consider watching some video tutorials and learn more about VPCart

Watch VPCart Tutorials

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

1) You have installed IIS on you local PC, but IIS still not able to run? Typing http://localhost not working.

You will need to troubleshoot what programs in your Local PC occupy port 80 or port 443.

Please refer to helpnote from Microsoft below :
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/973094/error-0x80070020-when-you-try-to-start-a-web-site-in-iis-7-0

In some cases, Skype can occupy the port 80 or 443 and caused IIS to not working.

If your Skype occupy the port 80 or 443, then you need to disable Skype listening on port 80 and port 443:

  • Open the Skype window
  • Click on the Tools menu and select Options.
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • Go to the Connection sub-tab.
  • Untick / uncheck the checkbox to Use port 80 and 443 as an alternative for additional incoming connections option.
  • Click on the Save button
  • Restart Skype to make the change effective.


2) When you try and run VPCart on your Local PC you get the following error:

Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005' Unspecified error

To fix this, see the workaround provided by Microsoft at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=926939

You may also experience a slightly different error message indicating that the "Operation is not allowed when the object is closed."

To resolve this try the following:

  1. Navigate to c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\local\temp
  2. Right click on the folder, select Properties.
  3. Click the tab labelled Security.
  4. Click the Edit button then the Add button.
  5. Type the name IUSR. Click OK.
  6. It will be listed in the list of user names - select it
  7. In the box below showing "Permissions for IUSR", make sure the "Full control" box is ticked.
  8. Click OK.

If you cannot view the c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\local\temp folder it is a hidden folder so you will need to enable the viewing of hidden folders by doing the following:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click on Folder Options
  3. Click the "View" tab
  4. Make sure the option for "Hidden Files and Folders" is set to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"

If you are still having trouble getting your Local PC to access your database, the following forum post http://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/vpaspforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7589 about setting permissions may help you solve this issue. Please note, VPCart do not guarantee or support the contents of this post, it is provided as a guideline for a possible solution only.



3) When trying to run VPCart in Local PC and using Access as the database, you might receive the following error message:

ADODB Connection error '800a0e78'
Operation is not allowed when the object is closed.
/shop$db.asp, line 1465

To resolve this issue, please enable the Application Pool to run 32-bit applications.

Please follow the steps mentioned in the below link:

http://quickstart.vpcart.com/#64bit

Features

    Features

    VPCart is offered in three diferent versions specially developed to fit your needs.

    All versions counts with following features:

  • Installation
  • VPCart installs in minutes and never modifies your computer in any way. Download the FREE Demo and see for yourself.

  • Fully Customizable
  • VPCart can be customized to support ANY feature or function. If there is something not listed on our feature list, we can build it for you!

  • Small Shops or Complex Shops
  • VPCart is extremely flexible and can be used for complex shopping solutions as well as small, simple shops.

  • E-Commerce Solution
  • VPCart is more than a shopping cart. It is a full Content Management System (CMS) AND e-commerce solution that can be used to sell one product or tens of thousands of products.

  • Accept payments
  • Through a variety of supported payment solutions.

  • Developers
  • VPCart increases the productivity of developers and removes the need to create any HTML. Developer/reseller discounts of up to 40% are available.


    To compare the full chart of features that each of our shopping carts has to offer, please visit :

    https://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/vpaspcompareversions.htm

Contact

Contact Us

For general query about VPCart software, you can submit a form in our VPCart Contact Us page.

If you experience any problems during the installation of your VPCart StoreFront software, you can contact our support team using our Live Chat or submit a ticket into our helpdesk.

To use live chat, please click the button at bottom right of this site.

To submit a ticket you can go to our Help Desk at https://helpdesk.vpcart.com using your existing helpdesk account. You can register a new account if you don't have any account yet.

Our support team is available 24/7 from Monday to Friday.

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