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How to Create an E-commerce Site in cPanel

Posted by Allison on 08 08 2017.

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular nowadays. E-commerce sites are experiencing a rapid increase in sales and loyal customers who are now more comfortable buying items online rather than physically shopping for products in malls and supermarkets.

The rise in popularity of online shops is attributed to the fast-paced world that we now live in. People no longer have the time to go outside and buy the items that they need. They are now more comfortable shopping online, where they can easily find and purchase products and get them delivered in front of their doorsteps.

E-commerce sites offer a convenient solution to busy shoppers all over the world and shop owners get lots of benefits from creating online shops for their businesses, such as:

 	Wider market reach
 	Cheaper operating expense than opening a physical shop
 	Unlimited product shelf space
 	Eliminates Inventory problems ( Drop Shipping Sites)

In addition to these benefits,…

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular nowadays. E-commerce sites are experiencing a rapid increase in sales and loyal customers who are now more comfortable buying items online rather than physically shopping for products in malls and supermarkets.

The rise in popularity of online shops is attributed to the fast-paced world that we now live in. People no longer have the time to go outside and buy the items that they need. They are now more comfortable shopping online, where they can easily find and purchase products and get them delivered in front of their doorsteps.

E-commerce sites offer a convenient solution to busy shoppers all over the world and shop owners get lots of benefits from creating online shops for their businesses, such as:

  • Wider market reach
  • Cheaper operating expense than opening a physical shop
  • Unlimited product shelf space
  • Eliminates Inventory problems ( Drop Shipping Sites)

In addition to these benefits, E-commerce sites can be easily built and integrated into your existing websites.

How to Create an E-commerce Site in cPanel

Creating an E-commerce shop is easy, especially when using cPanel. To create an E-commerce shop to your existing website, follow the instructions given below.

Step 1: Login to your cPanel account.

Step 2: After logging in to your cPanel account, you will be directed to your cPanel Homepage screen.

Step 3: In cPanel Homepage, scroll down to the “Software” section and click on the “Softaculous” Icon.

Note: If you can’t find the “Softaculous” program in your cPanel, you need to upload it to your cPanel (You may be required to pay for this software plugin).

Step 4: After clicking on the Softaculous icon, you will be directed to the Softaculous Menu Interface.

Step 5: In Softaculous Menu Interface, locate and click the “Ecommerce” category located on the lower left side of the screen.

Step 6: After clicking the Ecommerce category, multiple plugin applications will be displayed on the screen.

The applications listed will display the description of the plugin, which includes their features and the advantages that they can provide.

Step 7: Select the E-commerce application that you wish to use and click on their corresponding Icon or link.

Step 8: After clicking on the application that you wish to use for your website, you will be directed to the application’s Installation page.

Step 9: Click the “Install” tab located in the upper right corner of the page.

Step 10: Fill up the required fields according to your installation preference and then click the “Install” button located at the bottom of the page.

Step 11: Your chosen application will now begin its installation process to the domain that you have entered. Wait for it to finish the installation.

Step 12: After the installation is complete, you have successfully created your E-commerce site.