Can I run 2 installs of Zen Cart?

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Howcho / 8 Points
2012-07-10 10:49 pm EST
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I've successfully installed Zen Cart v1.50 with sample data and have been working with sample customers, sending emails, new categories and products, etc.

All that is going well, but I think I might like to change my approach: I would like to keep doing that at, say, or, but as I learn I'd like to also start developing the real site at without the clutter of the sample data.

I want to keep the sample data at the testdrive site because it's a great learning aid (and I still have a lot to learn!).

Can I have 2 installs of Zen-Cart at those 2 locations? If so, should I use a subfolder in my root directory ( or should I use a subdomain (

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16,266 Points
2012-07-11 9:47 am EST
Hello Howcho,

You may certainly install a second instance of Zencart. This will create a new install and database so they operate independently. The only restriction is you cannot place it in the same subdirectory as any other program.

I hope this answers your question. If you have any more questions or information specific to the issue please leave a comment below so we can further assist you.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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