LiteCommerce:Uploading to server using Windows Installer

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LiteCommerce Installer is an auxiliary Windows-based application which automates the process of unpacking and uploading LiteCommerce software prior to running the online Installation Wizard.

Note: This installer is available only for the Windows version of the distribution.

To use LiteCommerce Installer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the 'Start' button of your Windows system.
  2. Choose the 'Run' option.
  3. Locate an executable file 'litecommerce-2.2.exe' provided to you by LiteCommerce. This is the LiteCommerce Installer file (Figure 1-1).
  4. Double-click on LiteCommerce Installer file to begin the installation.
Figure 1-1: Locating and running LiteCommerce Installer file

Figure 1-1: Locating and running LiteCommerce Installer file


You can run LiteCommerce Installer in the extract only mode, if you want to install LiteCommerce software manually. In this mode, the Installer will extract the files into the 'LiteCommerce' sub-folder of the current directory and quit. To run the Installer in this mode (Figure 1-2):

  • click on the 'Start' button of your Windows system,
  • choose the 'Run' option,
  • locate the Installer file,
  • add the '-e' flag after the file name, and
  • click on the 'Ok' button.
Figure 1-2: Running LiteCommerce Installer in

Figure 1-2: Running LiteCommerce Installer in 'extract only' mode

5. If you did not choose the extract only mode, LiteCommerce Installer will display the welcome message after start (Figure 1-3). Click on the 'Continue' button to proceed with the installation. You can click on the 'Cancel' button and exit the installation at any time.

Figure 1-3: LiteCommerce Installer welcome message

Figure 1-3: LiteCommerce Installer welcome message

6. The installer will create a 'LiteCommerce' sub-folder in the current directory and extract the files there (Figure 1-4).

Figure 1-4: Extracting LiteCommerce installation files

Figure 1-4: Extracting LiteCommerce installation files

7. LiteCommerce License Agreement will be displayed in the next window. Read the License Agreement carefully. Select the checkbox to acknowledge acceptance of its terms and conditions and click on the 'Continue' button (Figure 1-5) to proceed with the installation.

Figure 1-5: License Agreement screen

Figure 1-5: License Agreement screen

8. In the next screen (Figure 1-6) you are requested to provide FTP server settings to be used for uploading the LiteCommerce files to your web space. Specify your FTP server domain name or IP address, FTP port (port 21 is the default), login and password information in the corresponding fields. If you use proxy to access the FTP server, specify the proxy settings as well.

Figure 1-6: Specifying basic store settings

Figure 1-6: Specifying basic store settings

Note: If you are behind a firewall or experience problems uploading the files to the server, try switching the 'passive mode' checkbox 'On' or 'Off'.

9. Type in 'Your shop URL' in the 'Shop settings' section. Consult the Glossary if you do not know what your shop URL will be.

10. Check that the information you specified is correct and click on the 'Continue' button.

11. If the FTP settings you provided are incorrect, after you click on the 'Continue' button you will see an error message as shown in Figure 1-7. Click on the 'Back' button to change the settings.

Figure 1-7: Server settings checkup failed

Figure 1-7: Server settings checkup failed

12. If your FTP settings are correct, the installer will produce the test report screen (Figure 1-8). Click on the 'Continue' button to proceed with the installation.

Figure 1-8: Server settings verified successfully

Figure 1-8: Server settings verified successfully

13. The installer uploads LiteCommerce files to the remote server, displaying the upload progress on the screen (Figure 1-9).

Figure 1-9: Uploading files to server

Figure 1-9: Uploading files to server

Note: If the upload process takes too long, it can indicate that some of the system settings were not provided correctly. Please contact technical support for assistance.

14. After the files are uploaded, you will see the message informing you that phase 1 of LiteCommerce installation has been completed (Figure 1-10). Click on the 'Continue with web installation' button to make the Installer launch LiteCommerce Installation Wizard in your default web browser. For instructions on completing the second phase of LiteCommerce installation, see the section "LiteCommerce Web Installation".

Figure 1-10: Completion of phase 1 of the installation

Figure 1-10: Completion of phase 1 of the installation