How to download and install Magento Commerce

This tutorial will show you how to download and install Magento Commerce

1) For this tutorial, you will need to go to http://www.magentocommerce.com in your web browser


2) First, you will need to make sure your server meets all the minimum requirements by going to Product... and selecting System Requirements


 

Your server will need to meet all of these requirements in order for it to install


3) Once you are ready, you can download Magento by going to Downloads... and selecting Download Magento


 

Before you can download Magento, you will be asked to register. This is not required but recommended if you want to post questions in the forum, post and edit wiki articles, or report bugs. If you want to skip registration, click this link


4) Otherwise, enter a username


5) Choose a screen name


6) Enter a password


7) Confirm your password


8) Enter your email address


9) You can choose whether or not you want to receive newsletter updates about Magento


10) You must agree to the terms of service before you can download Magento


11) Click Register

 

12) Select the format of the full release you want to download


13) Click Download


14) Select Save file and click OK


15) Once the file has finished downloading, go to the location where you downloaded it


16) Unzip using your favorite archive program


You will now need to upload the entire folder to your server. For this tutorial, we will use FileZilla

 

15) Double click to open the folder


You will need to enter the host name and your username and password, then browse to the folder you want to upload Magento to

16) Now, drag and drop the folder into the directory


17) Once all the files have been uploaded, go to your web browser and enter the address where you uploaded the Magento folder


Now, we will go through the steps to install Magento

 

18) You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to install Magento


19) Click Continue

 

20) Select a locale


21) Select a time zone


22) Choose the default currency


23) Click Continue


 

The host, database name, and username are entered by default. If they are different than the information shown, you can change them now


24) Enter the password for the database username


25) You will also need to create a database on the server before continuing

 

This is where you can set options like the base URL, administrator path, and secure URLs


 

Here, you can set session data to save in a file system or a database


26) Click Continue

 

27) In order to continue, these folders must be writeable. If you encounter an error like this, go to where you uploaded the files on your server


28) Right-click on the folder


29) Select File Attributes

 

30) You can check each box manually, or type in a numeric value


31) Click OK

 

32) Continue in this fashion until the permissions have been set for all the required folders

 

33) Go back to your web browser

 

34) Now, click Continue


35) Enter your first name


36) Enter your last name


37) Enter your email address


38) Choose a username


39) Choose a password


40) Confirm your password


41) Click Continue


 

You can choose to go to the store frontend or to the admin backend


 

Magento Commerce has now been installed

 

You are now ready to log-in and begin setting up your store


 

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download and install Magento Commerce

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