How to Create a Test Shop
This is optional but is recommended.
This is simply installing another Phoenix on your server where you can modify and play without any danger of breaking your live shop.
Create a new folder/directory on your server and name it.
Create a new text file.
Open it and click save as - select All types (*.*) next to file type - type the filename .htaccess and click save.
Create another text file
Open it and click save as - select All types (*.*) next to file type - type the filename .htpasswd and click save.
Copy and paste the following code into the .htaccess file and save
AuthType Basic AuthName "My Protected Area" AuthUserFile /path/to/.htpasswd Require valid-user
- you need to replace /path/to/ with the full path particular to your server.
Below is a small PHP script that prints the full path to the directory it is placed in. Copy the code and paste it into a file called fullpath.php. You can then upload the file to the directory where you want to place the .htpasswd. Then point your browser to http://www.your-domain.com/path/to/fullpath.php
<?php $dir = dirname(__FILE__); echo "<p>Full path to this dir: " . $dir . "</p>"; echo "<p>Full path to a .htpasswd file in this dir: " . $dir . "/.htpasswd" . "</p>"; ?>
Go to https://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/
Follow the instructions there i.e. enter a username and password and it will generate some code similar to this example - don't use this example!
Copy and paste the code into the .htpasswd file and save
Create a new database.
Follow the instructions for installing Phoenix.