X-Cart:Server Requirements (X-Cart 4.1)
4.0.6 or later (PHP 5 is also supported. For PHP 5.4 and later, some X-Cart code modifications for payment methods are required. See this section for details).
- safe_mode = off
- file_uploads = on
- magic_quotes_sybase = off
- sql.safe_mode = off
- allow_url_fopen = on
- register_long_arrays = on (PHP5 only)
- ini_set = on
- error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
- output_buffering = 4096
- disable_functions = NULL
- post_max_size >= 2M
- upload_max_filesize >= 2M
- max_execution_time >= 30
- memory_limit >= 16M
- max_input_time >= 30
- sendmail_from = ...@domain.com (an email address, from which sending mail is allowed)
- FTP - to be able to upload files to GoogleBase
- Zlib - for data compression on the fly
- GDLib 2.0 or higher - for X-Magnifier add-on. GDLib must be compiled with libJpeg (ensure that PHP is configured with the option --with-jpeg-dir=DIR, where DIR is the directory where libJpeg is installed).
- Mcrypt - highly recommended to speed up the Blowfish data encrypting process
- xml/Expat - for Intershipper, UPS or USPS shipping modules.
- cURL - for some of the online credit card processing modules and for shipping modules.
- OpenSSL - for iDEAL Advanced and iDEAL RaboBank Professional payment modules.
- PHP should be compiled with the "--enable-memory-limit" option.
- The real amount of memory, which PHP scripts are allowed to use should be equal to or more than 16Mb (if PHP has been compiled without the "--enable-memory-limit" option).
- During product import, product modification or upgrading process, more than 24 Mb of memory might be necessary.
- PHP "mail()" function should not be included into the disabled functions list, so that sending email notifications, news messages, etc. is possible.
- If you wish to use an external mail program (like qmail or postfix) instead of the PHP "mail()" function, this mail program must be installed and configured.
- If you wish to use an SMTP server instead of the PHP "mail()" function to send mail from the store, the SMTP server must be installed and configured.
- PHP function "exec()" must be allowed for the correct functioning of most of the CC payment processing modules used with X-Cart (CyberCash, CyberPac (LaCaixa), DataTrans, PayBox, CyberSource, PaySystems Client, VaultX), HTTPS modules (Net::SSLeay, CURL, OpenSSL, https_cli), GnuPG/PGP, X-Carts Patch/Upgrade functionality.
- PHP functions "popen()" & "pclose()" must be allowed for the correct functioning of some HTTPS modules (CURL, Net::SSLeay), payment modules (Saferpay, CyberSource, DIBS), shipping modules (DHL/Airborne, Canada Post, UPS Online Tools, Intershipper, AntiFraud module.
For help on PHP configuration settings, visit http://www.php.net.
Supported versions: 3.23 - 5.X
Recommended version: 4.1.22
Not recommended versions: 5.0.50, 5.0.51 (These versions contain some known bugs that may prevent X-Cart from operating correctly).
MySQL server settings
MAX_CONNECTIONS >= 200 (required)
MySQL user privileges
Required basic privileges:
Privileges, required for software installation/upgrade:
MySQL user limitations
- MAX_QUESTIONS - no limitations
- MAX_UPDATES - no limitations
- MAX_QUERIES_PER_HOUR - no limitations
- MAX_USER_CONNECTIONS - no limitations
- max_allowed_packet - 2-8 MB recommended
- wait_timeout - minimum 7200 (28800 recommended)
A fresh installation of X-Cart 4.1 uses 15 megabytes of disk space at least. In addition to that, some disk space will be needed for X-Cart's cache data, image files (if you choose to store them on the file system) and customizations.
The amount of space required for X-Cart database depends on the number of products, customers and orders that will be stored there. Accordingly, database space requirements may vary from as little as 1 megabyte for small shops to over 100 megabytes for large stores.
Advanced requirements and recommended settings
- Your web server must be allowed to run external executable files (like Perl) and to make outgoing connections to the Internet. This is required for the correct operation of some HTTP bouncers and online payment modules.
- the full path to X-Cart installation directory must not include any space symbols;
- the filepaths to the external executable files must not include any space symbols.
Examples of bad paths:
- C:\My Websites\xcart
- C:\Program Files\Perl\bin\perl.exe
- The server firewall must allow loopback connections. This is required for HTML catalog feature.
- An HTTPS module might be required (like Net::SSLeay perl module, CURL executable, OpenSSL executable or libCURL PHP extension) for some of the online credit card processing modules and for shipping modules.
- An SSL certificate is highly recommended to ensure security of online transactions at your store.
- Please refer to the page http://www.x-cart.com/ssl_certificates.html for a list of recommended SSL certificates.
Both the users of X-Cart's storefront and back end must set their web browser to accept cookies. If a user enters the store using a browser that does not accept cookies and attempts to perform an operation that requires enabled cookies, X-Cart displays a message asking this user to enable cookies in the web browser.
Minimum required screen resolution for the storefront is 800x600 (recommended: 1024x768 or higher).
Minimum required screen resolution for the back end is 1024x768.
- X-Cart can be used with most web browsers, including the following:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8
- Mozilla FireFox for Windows v1.5, v2, v3
- Mozilla FireFox for MacOS v2, v3
- Mozilla FireFox for Linux v2, v3
- Opera for Windows v9.2, v9.5
- Opera for FreeBSD v9.5
- Opera for Linux v9.5
- Opera for MacOS v9.5
- Safary for Windows v3.1
- Safary for MacOS v2.0, v3.0, v3.1
- Mozilla for Linux v1.8
- Mozilla for FreeBSD v1.8
- Google Chrome