Step-wise tutorial on Manual installation of Magento

By Toon Creffield →
Over all these years, Magento has been successful in becoming the number one choice of web developers residing in different corners of the world. Equipped with brilliant features, Magento has been increasingly used for powering both, simple as well as complex websites and e-stores. No matter what type of website/e-store you want to own, opting for Magento will render you the flexibility of getting the right type of online presence you've been longing for. Well, installing Magento onto your system is not a rocket-science. You can easily perform Magento installation if you're well familiar with the steps involved with the same. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the step-wise procedure of installing Magento via a manual approach.

Step-wise tutorial on Manual installation of Magento

Now, let me take you on the journey of installing Magento manually

In order to proceed with the manual installation of Magento, you'll need to use the Magento Installation Wizard. Here are the steps involved with manual installation of Magento:

Step 1 - As the first step, you need to install the latest stable Magento package. For this, you can use this link:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/download

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:

Now, let me take you on the journey of installing Magento manually

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:

After this, choose the preferred Time Zone, Locale and Currency
 
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:

At this step, you need to enter your personal details

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:

At this last step, you need to write down your encryption key

So, that's it. Manual installation of Magento is completed with the above step. Now, you can easily navigate to Magento's front-end or back-end to perform the desired tasks.

Final Words

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.

Thanks for reading this tutorial. Please don't forget to drop in your views/opinions using the comments box below.


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.

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Toon Creffield

Graphic and Digital Designer from Sheffield England and owner of the Estetica Design Forum.