I just downloaded VP-CART, what do I do?
Once the pre-requisites are verified as noted below, the total install time for VP-CART should be 2 minutes or less.
Any ASP based cart will have the same requirements as VP-CART. ASP (Active Server Pages) is Microsoft's programming language for the web.
Installing VP-CART is extremely easy. Click here to view our quickstart guide.
Once the VP-CART set up, you will find that our product is by far the most comprehensive e-commerce solution you will find at any price.
Before your install VP-CART, you need to know if it will run on your local PC or with a web hosting company. ASP is a combination of programming logic and HTML.
To view HTML pages, you will need a browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla/Firefox. ASP pages are the same; they also require a browser.
ASP pages require one more thing- a web server capable of interpreting them. VP-CART can run both locally on your own PC or on your web hosting company. But not on every PC and not on every web hosting company. The information below relates to getting VP-CART running on your local PC. An ASP page ends in .asp and an HTML page normally ends in .htm/.html.
VP-CART can also run on your web host. Please see our faq on web hosting at faq_hosting.htm
Can I run VP-CART on my Windows PC?
Can you run VP-CART on your own PC? Yes.
Do your webhost or yourself have any of the following Windows OS?
Windows Servers :
Or Windows Desktops :
Then you can run ASP and therefore VP-CART
You can still play with VP-CART if your web hosting company supports ASP. See Here
VP-CART Installation on your PC
Once the pre-requisites above are met, the actual VP-CART install should take less than 5 minutes. The steps are:
- You will have received a zip file called vpcart.zip. Use a utility such as Winzip to unzip the 100+ files into a directory on your hard drive.
- Please follow the quickstart guide at https://quickstart.vpcart.com/#localpc
If you have configured your IIS as described above, VP-CART should immediately work.
Using a web hosting company
If you use a web hosting company instead of running VP-CART on your local PC, the installation is even easier. You do not need to worry about IIS since this is already done for you by your web hosting company. Simply follow the steps mentioned on https://quickstart.vpcart.com/#webserver
Things that can go wrong
- Nothing happens or the ASP files try to download to my PC. This means you have not configured IIS correctly. See faq_nothingworks.htm
- The database cannot be read or written. See faq_databasesetup.htm
- Still having problems? Take a look at our support options here
Can VP-CART be used with Apple Macintosh?
Yes VP-CART will work with Apple but the actual VP-CART software needs to be placed on a web host that supports ASP. See faq_hosting.htm. Unfortunately, Apple does not have an interpreter for ASP pages. This simply means you cannot run VP-CART on your own private Apple machine.
But after you upload VP-CART files to your web hosting company you can do everything. This includes shopping, administer, and reports from your browser running on your Mac.