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Multi-Vendor - Common Products For Vendors Performance

30 November 2018 - 12:49 AM

We are using Version 4.9.1 of Multi-Vendor, and have 80 vendors, with 30,000 total products.

When we enable "Common Products for Vendors[Beta]" addon that comes with the platform we notice an immediate 5x to 10x performance degradation at the user interface as we do a variety of things like switching between categories or trying to open any vendor's store. If we disable the addon, the performance returns to normal.


Has anyone else noticed a performance hit with this?   Is there a fix or something we can do to address this?


We are working with a 12 Core, 32GB dedicated host.    Our concern is we are getting ready to add about 1M products and we are already having issues.



Playbook Install And File/folder Permissions

14 November 2018 - 07:14 PM

I am having an issue chasing down the exact file/folder, owner permissions.   Everything i can find only discusses the few files in the root folder and their "permission".


I have created a AWS instance running Ubuntu 16.04.

I ssh to the box (so I am the "ubuntu" user).

I follow the instructions on the Playbook install: How To: Configure the Environment for CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor right from the cs-cart help docs.   This installation works perfectly, i can copy paste the commands in and run.


I then uploaded the multivendor_v4.9.1.zip and extract it in the directory defined when I edited the main.json file while following the instructions.   For this discussion, assume the site is installed at 



I then open the website and finish the install, adding in the demo data.   Everything works, site comes up, is accessible, etc.


Now is where the issue begins:

I attempt to use the Admin panel to Add an Add-on.   I get the "The following directories do not have write permission:  (essentially the app/addon and others).


I have also had he issue where various help/forums say to rename the /var/cache folder.   Unfortunately this is also an issue as the cache files reside in the  /var/cache/nginx folder.



So, looking at the /var/www/html/example.com folder, the owner group is root root and this goes for all the files and folders below.


php7 and nginx are running as root


ALL of the ownership settings were done by the Playbook install.


So, is there something wrong with the way the Playbook installs?   What should the owner:group be set to in order to enable the Add On addition to actually work?









Administor Does Not Receive Any Notifications

13 November 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Administrator is not receiving any email notifications/alerts.   

I have SMTP configured and it sends test messages, user registration messages etc, just NOTHING to the administrator.


To test things, I have downloaded and installed the Multi-Vendor version of the cart.   I started with a fresh install on Ubuntu using the playbooks.   I then connected to the site as a "user" and Registered.   As that user I received the Welcome email but the Administrator did Not receive the Notification that a new account was created.

For the test installation i just left everything as the default -- using php email etc.


I have checked all the logs, using the Test email button on the Email Templates works, just no emails to the Administrator.   I have also verified the notifications were not going into the Junk folder.