How to Install FSB in a Sub-Domain
This guide will only show you how to setup a sub-domain to be used for your new fresh store builder install.
You will need to have a empty database setup to use for this new installation. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GUIDE ON CREATING A NEW DATABASE.
THIS GUIDE IS ONLY FOR INSTALLING YOUR STORE IN A SUB-DOMAIN.
IF YOU WANT TO INSTALL IT ON YOUR MAIN DOMAIN, ADDON DOMAIN or SUB-FOLDER, CLICK THE GUIDES BELOW.
How to Guide on Installing Fresh Store Builder in a sub-domain.
Step 1. You will need to login to your hosting control panel and find the “Subdomains” icon. Click the icon to setup the new folder for your FSB install.
Step 2. The sub-domain name used for this guide is “demo”. Don’t name your folder “demo”. This is normally called “store”, “shop” or any other keyword you might want to use. The sub-domain name will determine the link for your Fresh Store Builder website. For this example it will be subdomain.yourdomain.com since the sub-domain name was set to “demo”. You replace “demo” with the folder name you picked.
Step 3. Once you created a new sub-domain directory. You will be able to go directly into that directory from the Subdomains setup page. Click on “Document Root” link and it will load up File Manager and take you to the sub-domain directory created.
Step 4. Uploading the Fresh Store Builder Files. Make sure you are in the correct directory before uploading the fresh store builder script. You can see the “Red Arrow” showing we are in the “demo” directory that was created for this guide. You should see the sub-domain name you selected for your FSB setup. Then click the UPLOAD icon to upload the script.
Step 5. Click Browse and find the Fresh Store Builder zip file to upload.
Step 6. If you don’t see the .zip file, click on the Reload or Refresh Icon.
Right click on the FSB_X.0.0.zip file and click on “Extract”. This will extract all of the FSB files into the sub-folder directory that you created.
Step 7. Make sure you are extracting the zip files/folders to the correct location.
Step 8. Now you are ready to install the script. You just need to visit “foldername.yourdomain.com/
Replace “yourdomain.com” with your website URL and “foldername” with the sub-domain you selected for your FSB install.
Step 9. Installing the script will only take 2 steps. You need to open your browser and visit subdomain.yourdomain.com (replace sub-domain with the folder name you set and replace yourdomain.com with your website URL)
You just need to enter your new database information below. Where it says “localhost”, 99% of the times you will just leave that default text. Some hosting providers store your database on a different server. They will provide you with the Database server url that you will need to replace where it says “localhost”. First try “localhost” and if you are getting error messages and are 100% sure you entered the full Database name and the full database user with the correct password, then double check to make sure your database isn’t hosted on a different server URL.
The information you set below will be used to reset your stores control panel password. You will also set a username/password for your control panel admin section.
Once you have installed the script it will redirect you to the login page. It will normally be yourdomain.com/freshadmin
If you installed the script in a sub-folder, then it would be yourdomain.com/foldername/freshadmin
If you installed the script on a sub-domain, then it would be foldername.yourdomain.com/freshadmin
Once you have logged into your freshadmin control panel, click on Tools--Test Amazon Keys. That is where you will be able to setup your Amazon API keys and tracking ID. To make the store live or to go offline go to: Tools==>Your Store Health.