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Zencart on Plusnet?

Eliseus
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Registered: ‎18-03-2008

Zencart on Plusnet?

Hi, I have recently taken over an online business and the website is built with Zencart. The current web host has been taken over by another company and spends more time down than up...meaning i'm loosing sales!
I need to move my shop and thought as I have webspace with Plusnet I would look into putting it there.
Can anyone tell me if Plusnet supports Zencart now?
If it is supported how do I go about moving it over?
Many Thanks
Sarah
http://www.helshopcrafts.co.uk
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Hi, Had a look at your craft site, have to pass it on to my wife.
Answer - or shall I say probable answer,  Plusnet is not primarily a program hosting service and does not encorage business web sites, you can have a link from your web space to programs stored on other servers, but I dont think that is what you want.  Also form first looks your total site would not fit onto the available space you are allocated on PN Servers
Sorry Undecided
Wait for an official answer later today Kiss
James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

I'm not 100% sure whether or not it would work on our CCGI platform.
I'll see if I can find someone that might know though.
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Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Does Zencart require php5 or will it run on php4?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Digging around, it suggests that the latest version needs PHP5.2 or later, so it won't work on our platform.
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On August 12, 2007, Zen Cart team announced that the future versions of the software, starting with 1.4.0 will require PHP 5.2 as a minimum.
pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

also this seems to have been written by Zencart and has this at the bottom, which would mean you cant port it over
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<!--bof- site copyright display -->
<div id="siteinfoLegal" class="legalCopyright">Copyright &copy; 2008 <a href="http://www.zen-cart.com" target="_blank">Zen Cart</a>. Powered by <a href="http://www.zen-cart.com" target="_blank">Zen Cart</a></div>
<!--eof- site copyright display -->
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Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

No it wouldn't pierre - it means that they own the copyright.
Look at the bottom of this page - you'll see that SMF own the copyright to the forum software used here.
Any company producing software for folks to use in their webspace will likely maintain copyright of the software - doesn't stop them selling it or allowing folks to use it free under license though.
pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

I am not a lawyer, but Zen are currently hosting and running the program, in our case we are using a SMF program on our site, that might make it difficult to put on another server
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Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Pierre - I suspect you haven't actually visited the www.zen-cart.com site...
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Zen Cart™ truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

You should also be aware that there does not appear to be any link between Zen-cart and the ISP Zen. Wink
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

True, I only looked at the program source. Huh
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Registered: ‎08-06-2007

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

http://ccgi.zubel.plus.com/cart/index.php
Seems the current version of Zencart works fine on Plusnet.
B.
Eliseus
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Registered: ‎18-03-2008

Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Thanks everyone...u've all been very helpfull.  Smiley
Sarah
http://www.helshopcrafts.co.uk
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Re: Zencart on Plusnet?

Do you require any pages to be under https:// ?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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