Question about Windows application

Fara

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Hi,

When I see my options for web hosting plans, there are two different control panels: cPanel and Plesk. I wanna install nopCommerce as a shopping cart to set up my online store. I have heard many positive reviews about cPanel and I'm interested in choosing it with my package, but my web host says Linux with cPanel, Windows with Plesk. Since nopCommerce is a Windows-based shopping cart, am I forced to choose Plesk? Or because nopCommerce is a THIRD PARTY software, I can use cPanel to install my wished shopping cart and set up my ecommerce site?

Thanks,
 
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use cPanel to install my wished shopping cart and set up my ecommerce site?
This is more of a question for the folks that make the cart. Going by the system requirements, you will not be able to install it on a cPanel Powered Server:
docs.nopcommerce.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=10256757

Supported operation systems:
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
 

Fara

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docs.nopcommerce.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=10256757
Thanks for your informative link.
I had a look at your recommended page and I got a new question. At the end of the page they say: If you're going to use the multi-store feature with SSL, then Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 is required because SNI support.
What does MULTI-STORE FEATURE mean exactly?
I searched on their official website and just found this page:
nopcommerce.com/boards/t/27569/multi-store-ssl.aspx
As you can see it doesn't make sense!
I don't want to create multiple websites, but absolutely intend to use SSL to secure my website. So, is Server 2012 with IIS 8 a must?

Thank you again.
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello @Fara,

I don't want to create multiple websites, but absolutely intend to use SSL to secure my website. So, is Server 2012 with IIS 8 a must?
Based on their documentation, a Windows server is required, regardless of that feature:

In order to run nopCommerce, you will need the following installed on your server/computer:

Supported operation systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
Thank you.