In Zen Cart, a banner is an advertising graphic (or HTML code) that is used to draw attention. It...

 Beyond Compare

File comparison utility


CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a standard protocol for interfacing external application...


changes the access permissions or modes of the specified files or directories. Modes determine...


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). A simple way of adding styles (i.e. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web...


The CVV is a 3 or 4 digit code embossed or imprinted on the reverse side of Visa, MasterCard and...


The three-digit number printed in the signature space on the back of most credit cards.

 Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). A simple way of adding styles (i.e. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web...


All products in Zen Cart are allocated to one of more categories. Categories may be organized...

 Character Set

This parameter identifies a character encoding, which is a method of converting a sequence of...


The DNS (domain name system) translates domain names (computer hostnames) to IP addresses.

 Define Statements

Zen Cart is designed to be multi-lingual and so all textual data such as headings or introductory...


A fast, easy way of creating links and additional pages.


FCKeditor is one of the more popular web-based HTML editing tools available. Installing this...


FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to download or to upload a file to a server.  

 FTP client

Software program (client) you use to upload your website and files as well as download files and...

 File Permissions

Controls the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of files.


Image format used for clip-art style pictures.  


The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely used free software license....

 GPL License

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely used free software license....


HTML is used to structure information.

 Header Image

This is the graphic image which appears at the top of your cart and also contains your logo.

 IP address

An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique number that devices use in order to...


An ISP (Internet service provider) is a business or organization that offers users access to the...


image file format used for photo images

 Meta Tags

Information inserted into the "head" area of your web pages allowing the ability to control to...


MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL Database Management System.


Preserve your customized files when upgrades and patches are released.

 Override Directory

Directory (such as /CUSTOM) where your customized files are stored.


A widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development.


Image format used for clipart type images.


The store root or root folder is the directory in your local computer or external hosting account...


Sideboxes are those boxes to be found in the left or right hand columns of a Zen Cart. They...


The term template has two uses in Zen Cart. In its most general sense it describes the collection...

 XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Extensible HyperText Markup Language. Allows some common deprecated elements and attributes not...


The breadcrumbs are a navigational aid showing where you are and how to get back to previous...


cPanel (control panel) is a graphical web-based management tool, designed to make administration...


cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax

 domain name

Domain names are hostnames that stand in for numeric IP addresses  


gzip is short for GNU zip, a GNU free software file compression program.


File extension which allows implemention of custom error pages or password protected directories...


HTTPS is a method used to transfer or convey information with an additional...

 mail server

A computer program or software agent that transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to...


phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package.


A tool to handle the administration of MySQL. It can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter...


A zenID is the session variable that carries information in the URL.