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Detailed Instructions

System requirements

AnyShop can be installed on web servers which supports CGI standard, including UNIX, Linux and Windows NT/2000. The basic requirements for AnyShop are

  • CGI access. Your server must allow you to install your own CGI scripts. Normally, the CGI scripts are installed under a directory named cgi-bin/, cgi-local/, cgibin/, scripts/, etc. Consult your ISP on this.
  • PERL 5.004 and up.

Your ISP should have a FAQ page answer questions such as CGI access and perl scripts. Always consult your ISP if not sure.

Download AnyShop Free Version, unzips it, you will find a script file named anyshop.cgi, which is the AnyShop program.

Installation instructions for Netbula AnyShop (TM)

Unpack the file, you will find a folder named AnyShop/, with the following files and directories:

1) install.txt --------- this file ----- read it
2) anyshop.cgi ------- the main CGI program --- copy to cgi-bin
3) AnyShopLib/ ------- the directorie that contains the library code
4) data/ --------- the directory stores shop data, must be writable
5) anyshop/ ---------- directory that contains shop images and icons -- copy to web directory this must be web accessible

Installation procedure:

  1. Upload the whole AnyShop/ directory to your web server, including the AnyShopLib/, data/ and anyshop/ directories. Change its and all sub directories' permissions to be writable.
    For UNIX:
    chmod 777 AnyShop/
    chmod 777 AnyShop/data
    chmod 777 AnyShop/anyshop

  2. Upload anyshop/ directory also to your www dierctory. Change its and its sub directories' permissions to be writable.

  3. Install anyshop.cgi to your /cgi-bin/, remember to change the script's permission to 0755. Make following changes to the script:

    • set $install_dir to the path of AnyShop/,
    • set $topurl to the URL of anyshop/
    • set $docroot to the path of anyshop/
    • set $fixsendermail to the from address of email notifications
    • setup the SMTP server or sendmail command

  4. The URL of the AnyShop instalaltion is then

Access the URL above. When you access it first time, anyshop will be split into smaller library files for faster loading, check if the split is successful. If yes, reload the URL.

Now, AnyShop is successfully installed!

The URL of the AnyShop admin page is then

The following URL performs a check on the settings

The default admin login/password is admin/admin1, you should change it after install. That's it!

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