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Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce: Walk through the creation of an online store with Drupal’s e-Commerce module by Michael Peacock

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Deploying

We have secured our installation, let’s deploy it and get it on the Web!

What do we need, and what do we need to do, to get our website online?

  • We need a web hosting account to store our shop.

  • We need a domain name, and a web address to point to the website.

  • We then need to upload our website to the hosting account.

Hosting and Domain Names

The Internet is saturated with web hosting companies and domain name registrars; most hosting accounts come with a control panel making it easy to administer an account (such as adding email addresses, changing passwords, etc.). Two of the most common control panels are cPanel and Plesk; if you do get a hosting account with cPanel (which is what the rest of this chapter assumes) you may find this ...

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