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Magento installation guide

In this first step, We will learn about How to install Magento, How to change a theme and basics of Extensions.

Magento installation guide | Step by step

I guess you have downloaded the latest version of Magento from here.

Step 1:

So extract that file to your local server (wamp/xampp), and simply run “servername/foldername (which includes Magento files), for example localhost/magento ¬†from any browser.

That will open a window like this:

magento installation guide It is Magento terms & conditions, Click on I agree and continue. (You can read all terms if you want! ūüėČ )

Step 2:

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Next is Setting up Localization information, Like  Timezone, Currency, Language etc. You can change this from back-end too.

Step 3:

Now open a database management tool like phpmyadmin or other, create one
database with your favorite name,and close it, we wont need it for now.

magento installation guide

Enter username and password for database,(by default, username will be root, password empty).Enter your new database name in respective field.

You can set prefix to table names, it is useful when more than one magento stores are installed on same database (yes, it is possible!).

You can also specify url of admin panel,instead admin if you enter control in that field, admin panel can be accessed through localhost/magento/control. And save those details.

Now Magento will create its necessary tables in database you have created.

Step 4:

Once that process is completed (Relax it will take time), It will ask your basic details.

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Enter your username and password for admin access. ¬†Keep “Encryption key” field blank, It is used to encrypt sensitive information. Magento will generate itself a key.

Step 5:

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And you are all set! You can access frontend by localhost/magento (or your foldername) and  backend by localhost/foldername/admin.

Hope now you are clear  about Magento installation, In Next post we will learn about themes and extensions.

Any questions?

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Ankur Dholakia

Ankur Dholakia

Magento Developer | Entrepreneur at iBiz Technologies
Magento Developer, Entrepreneur, Day Dreamer!
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