ZenCart FAQ (11 Articles)

How To Secure Zen Cart

In order to secure Zen Cart please follow these steps: 1. Download all your Zen Cart files 2. Create a backup in case something goes wrong later 3. Scan all the files with an antivirus software and delete the suspicious ones 4. Check manually for suspicious code in your files. If you have doubts about […]

Rename Zen Cart Admin Directory

It is necessary to rename Zen cart admin directory in order to make it more secure. This can be easily done by opening your admin/includes/configure.php file. There find the lines:   define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/admin/'); ...   define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_ADMIN', '/admin/'); Change them to:   define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/GENERIC_NAME/'); ...   define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_ADMIN', '/GENERIC_NAME/'); Finally, rename your admin directory from 'admin' to […]

How to install a Zen Cart template?

In order to install a Zen Cart template, you need to upload the installation template package in the includes/templates folder inside your Zen Cart installation  directory. Then you need to extract it. The easiest way to complete this is to use cPanel > File Manager. Once the template is uploaded and extracted, you should log […]

How to reset the administrative password of Zen Cart

If you have lost the administrative password of your Zen Cart application and the password reset link is not working, you can directly reset the password in the database of your application. In order to do this, log in to your cPanel and open the phpMyAdmin tool in it. Then select your Zen Cart database […]

How to optimize Zen Cart for better performance?

Zen Cart is one of the most popular free shopping cart applications currently available. Here are some tips on how to improve the performance of your Zen Cart shopping cart: Optimize your Zen Cart database.  Check your website using this online tool. It will give you valuable information on what modifications can be made in […]

How to configure Zen Cart to work with a new domain?

In order to configure Zen Cart to work properly with another domain, you should modify the two configure.php files in includes/ and admin/includes/ folders to reflect the new domain. The settings that should be changed in includes/configure.php are: HTTP_SERVER - you should change this to your new domain name, e.g. http://newdomain.com: define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://newdomain.com'); If you […]

How can I see the exact version of my ZenCart?

The version of your ZenCart can be seen from your ZenCart admin area > Tools > Server/Version Info. The data you see there is fetched from the following file, located in your ZenCart installation folder: includes/version.php You need help with a shopping cart? SiteGround is specialized in eCommerce hosting and provides expert support for a […]

How to transfer my ZenCart from one host to another?

Transferring your ZenCart application includes copying your files and database and modifying the two configure.php files in includes/ and admin/includes/ folders to work with the new server settings. The most important settings which should be modified in includes/configure.php are: HTTP_SERVER - you should set this to your domain name, e.g. http://yourdomain.com: define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://yourdomain.com'); DIR_WS_CATALOG - […]

How to add a banner in Zen Cart?

You can easily add a banner to your Zen Cart shop from the Zen Cart admin area > Tools > Banner Manager > New Banner. The instructions are pretty straight-forward so you should have no problems adding the banner to your shop You need help with a shopping cart? SiteGround is specialized in eCommerce hosting […]

How to configure ZenCart to work with SSL?

For configuring ZenCart to work with SSL you have to modify the includes/configure.php and admin/includes/configure.php. More information on what changes should be made to these two files can be found in our tutorial. You need help with a shopping cart? SiteGround is specialized in eCommerce hosting and provides expert support for a large number of […]

ZenCart Modules

Siteground offers tutorials for the installation of the following Zencart modules: PayPal: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/zencart/zencart_paypal.htm Authorize.net: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/zencart/zencart-authorize.htm You need help with a shopping cart? SiteGround is specialized in eCommerce hosting and provides expert support for a large number of shopping carts. Check out our shopping cart hosting services!