Magento Installation - Magento

What is Magento Installation?

This article provides step-by-step procedure for Magento installation. Befor installing Magento, you require following system requirements.
System Requirements for Magento

  • Database : MySQL 5.1 +
  • Web Server :
    • Apache 2.x
    • Nginx 1.7.x
  • Operating System : Cross-platform
  • Browser Support : IE (Internet Explorer 7), Firefox, Google chrome
  • SSL (Secure Socket Layer): A valid security certificate is required for HTTPS.
  • PHP Compatibility : PHP 5.4 +

How to Download Magento?


Open the link https://www.magentocommerce.com/products/downloads/magento/, you will get to see a screen as below:

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  • Click on at the drop-down menu, the archive file is available in .zip, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 for downloading.
  • Extract the Magento web documents from the archive on your computer and add it to your web server or localhost.
  • Magento requires MySQL database. So create a new empty database and user/password (for e.g. user as "root" and password as "root" otherwise you can set as in keeping with your convenience) for Magento.
  • Open your browser and navigate in your Magento document route (for e.g. http://localhost/magento) to start your Magento installation. Then you'll get a screen of the Magento installer as shown below.

Click on Continue button and you will get Validation for Magento Downloader screen as shown below:

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Here, enter the database details, if you want to check for InnoDB support for Magento. in any other case, click on the continue button to proceed to subsequent step.

next, you may get Magento connect manager Deployment screen.

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It gives protocol name (HTTP or FTP), balance version including stable, beta, alpha and deployment type. choose proper alternatives and click on the keep button and it will begin the downloading process for Magento.

The subsequent display may be Magento's installation Wizard.

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Tick the I agree to the above terms and situations checkbox and click the continue button.

Next, you will get Localization display for deciding on the Locale, Timezone and currency as shown under.

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Select proper locale name, time zone and currency and click on the Continue button.

The next is Configuration screen.

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Fill the database records which includes Database kind, Host, a Database call, user name and user Password. in case you do now not need to validate the base URL, then tick the skip Base URL validation before next Step checkbox and click on the preserve button.

In case the http://localhost/magento doesn't work, use this as base url instead- http://127.0.0.1/magento

This step will take some time as Magento will be creating the Database Tables.

Next will be the Create Admin Account screen.
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here enter your personal statistics consisting of First name, last name and email and the Login information which includes Username, Password and confirm Password to admin use in the backend. need no longer fear about Encryption Key subject as Magento will generate a key on the subsequent web page. After filling all statistics, click the continue button.

copy the encryption key, so one can be used to encrypt passwords, credit cards, and other private records. Then you can select Frontend or Backend of new Magento website.

After successful installation of Magento, click on the visit Backend button to log in to the admin panel.

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After logging in, you will get the Dashboard of Admin panel as shown in the below screen.

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