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Magento Ecommerce – Run under PHP 5 on 1and1 Web Hosting

Some hosting providers do not yet provide PHP5 on their servers, opting instead to stay with PHP4 for the time being. As Magento is a PHP5-only application, this can be a barrier for some users. This document outlines a possible workaround for such a scenario. The goal is to install PHP5 as a CGI binary…

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WordPress Tutorial – WP e-Commerce: Setting Shipping Rates

Setting a shipping rate that correctly displays in both the shopping cart AND the sidebar Widget! Step 1: WP e-Commerce Admin > Settings > Shipping: In the General Settings section, set Use Shipping to Yes and type ZIP code in the Base Zipcode/Postcode box. Then tick the check-box next to Flat Rate in the Shipping…

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Manual Credit Card Processing Shopping Carts

Website client has a need for manually processing credit card orders because he already has a credit card terminal in his office and doesn’t want to incur any extra gateway processing fees. Magento and Zen Cart have successfully passed the “manual credit card processing” test. Magento keeps the full 16-digit credit card number in the…

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Magento Ecommerce – v1.3.2.4 Install Tips on 1and1 Hosting

Brief, non-detailed, overview of installing Magento Ecommerce Shopping Cart v1.3.2.4 on 1and1 Hosting Download Magento 1.3.2.4 and Sample Data 1.2.0 from http://www.magentocommerce.com/download/noregister Import Sample Data SQL files into database Copy Magento Sample Data’s media/catalog folder to Magento/media folder Follow Magento Installation Guide (http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/magento_installation_guide#installation1) Create a cgi-bin folder in Magento root and add the php5-cgi file…