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Opencart on Windows 2008 OS

Discussion in 'Opencart Support' started by quikshop, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. quikshop

    quikshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I'm quickly approaching the moment when I need to decide on the Ecommerce platform for a new venture. I have a dedicated server running Windows 2008 OS and a SQL Server 2008 dbase.

    1. Are there any issues installing Opencart on a Microsoft OS?

    2. Can I use a SQL Server dbase with Opencart?

    3. In this environment how easy is it to run multiple shop fronts from a single Opencart installation?
    Posted: Jul 8, 2016 By: quikshop Member since: Oct 11, 2006
  2. antropy

    antropy ecommerce experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I haven't done it but I don't see why it wouldn't work in a WAMP environment.

    "If you try to use "system\database\mmsql.php", you'll get many errors, because the differences between MySQL and SQL"

    Very easy, set up the domains and click a few buttons.

    BUT ... why?!

    Surely it would be better to run it on a Linux server?
    Posted: Jul 8, 2016 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  3. WebDesires

    WebDesires UKBF Regular Full Member

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    We used to use a development WAMP server for developing all our Opencart sites before moving them a Linux server for a live environment. We didn't really experience any major issues when working like this. But we have now moved our development to a Linux server too.

    We do offer Opencart hosting and we are Opencart specialists. https://webdesires.co.uk/website-hosting/opencart/

    This is a page for one of our servers. We do have other servers including one in the US and two servers in the UK. This is the cheapest of the servers so if you want something more powerful if you have a particularly large and demanding site then we can also talk about that.

    p.s. All our servers are now Linux and are managed by ourselves and boast excellent up-time and speeds.
    Posted: Jul 8, 2016 By: WebDesires Member since: Feb 23, 2016
  4. quikshop

    quikshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I have a dedicated box running Windows 2008 server that supports other business websites, hence my question. I don't really want to go down the route of using another hosting service for this business.
    Posted: Jul 11, 2016 By: quikshop Member since: Oct 11, 2006
  5. Ecommerce Web Design

    Ecommerce Web Design UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    You can run it on a windows server, but you must have the correct php libraries and run it on mysql. There are other database connectors you can use for other databases.

    Here is a good article on how to do this.


    We run everything on LAMP boxes and we find this is excellent. It might be the oppertunity to spin up an amazon instance running on an SSD. Your customers will love its speed.
    Posted: Jul 15, 2016 By: Ecommerce Web Design Member since: Feb 11, 2014