Now, let me take you on the journey of installing Magento manually
Step 1 - As the first step, you need to install the latest stable Magento package. For this, you can use this link:
Well, you can choose from 2 options of saving the Magento downloaded file. Here are those 2 options:
Option#1- You can save the file under the public_html folder. This is the main folder for your website's content.
Option#2- You can create a sub-folder and save the file there.
Step 2 - Once you've downloaded the package, upload the same on your hosting account via the cPanel-> File Manager setting. You may also use the FTP Client for performing the job.
Step 3 - Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a user to the same via the cPanel-> MySQL databases. Here, it is important to keep a note of the database details as you'll require them during the script installation process.
Step 4 - In this tutorial, I'll be installing Magento in the public_html/magento folder(the second option explained under Step 1). Now, once the Magento package has been uploaded and extracted and there is a MySQL database, you will need to navigate to http://yourdomainname.com/magento as shown in the screen-shot below:
Once you see the above screen, just click on the checkbox provided next to the text “I agree to the above terms and conditions” followed by clicking the “Continue” button.
Step 5 - After this, choose the preferred Time Zone, Locale and Currency as shown in the below screen-shot:
On the above screen, click on the “Continue” button to proceed to the next step.
Step 7 - At this step, you need to enter your personal details as well as the admin login details that you would be using for building website/web applications using Magento. Here, you may leave the Encryption Key field empty as the downloaded script would generate the same for you. Here's a screen-shot for how this screen would look like:
On the above screen just click on the “Continue” button to proceed to the last step in Magento installation process.
Step 8 - At this last step, you need to write down your encryption key that will be used by Magento for encrypting all your passwords, credit card details and other confidential information. The screen for this step will be exactly similar to the one shown in the below screen-shot:
Hope the above tutorial would prove to be a handy guide for everyone who's planning to work on Magento. I've made every effort to make things clear to you and I' sure I've succeeded in the same.
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Author Bio- Claudia Jhonson is a blogger cum Trained Photoshop Design to Magento Expert and had a soft corner for technical professionals. Currently, she is working for Magentax – Magento Outsourcing Service provider. Which is a leading and well known name in the Magento Web Development Services domain. She loves writing easy-to-understand tutorials for Magento beginners and professionals.