Installing Magento CE/EE

Note : Assumed that you have completed server setup and your server is ready to host.

Steps to be Followed

1. Upload the downloaded magento files with theme or default magento downloaded from http://www.magentocommerce.com/download to your public_html folder(if you are holding multi hosting account upload into corresponding domain folder)

2. Enter ip address of your hosting account/ domain name of your website into the browser e.g) http://www.example.com OR http://www.example.com/path-to-magento

The following page displays.

Magento install first page

3. Agree the terms and conditions, and click Continue.

4. On the Localization page, enter the following information.

Option Meaning
Locale Select the locale in which your Magento server resides.
Time Zone Select the timezone, you want apply for your website.
Default currency  Select the default currency to use on your Magento web store.

below picture shows an example of configuring Magento for US English in the US Central time zone and using the US Dollar as the default currency.

Magento localization settings

5. Click Continue to display configuration page

Option Meaning
Database Type Select MySQL.
Host Enter the database server’s fully qualified host name or IP address. Use the default setting of localhost if your database server is on the same host as your web server.
Database Name Enter the name of the Magento database instance in which you want to install the Magento database tables.
User Name Enter the user name of the Magento database instance owner.
User Password Enter the Magento database owner’s password.
Tables Prefix (Optional.) Use only if you’re installing the Magento database tables in a database instance that has Magento tables in it already. In that case, enter a prefix to identify the Magento tables for this installation.Some customers have more than one Magento instance running on a server with all tables in the same database. This option enables those customers to share the database server with more than one Magento installation.

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magento installation database setup

6. In the Web Access Options section, enter the following information.

Option Meaning
Base URL Enter the base URL to use to access the Magento web store.
Admin Path Enter the path to access the Admin Panel. This path is appended to Base URL.For example, if Base URL is www.example.com and Admin Path is admin, the Admin Panel’s URL is www.example.com/admin 
Enable Charts Select the check box to display charts on the Admin Panel.
Skip Base URL Validation Before the Next Step Clearing this check box validates your server’s base URL by performing an HTTP GET. Clear this check box unless your web server’s base URL is not verifiable; for example, in a development or test environment.
Use Web Server (Apache) Rewrites Select this check box to enable the use of the Apache mod_rewrite module. You can select this check box only if you configured Apache to use server rewrites
Use Secure URLs (SSL) Select this check box only if your web server supports SSL.

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Magento install setup web access options
7. Click Continue

If errors display, you must resolve them before continuing.

8. Now, you will be prompted to enter CMS admin details.
Note: You should save this username and password for future use

Encryption Key - If you have one, enter a key to encrypt sensitive data (such as passwords and personally identifiable customer information) in the Magento database. If you don't have one, Magento generates one for you.The encryption key is stored in [your Magento install dir]/app/etc/local.xml.

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Magento installation setup create CMS admin

9.Click Continue, the following page will display to indicate the successful installation.
Magento installation setup completed

If you see above screen, thats all You are DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

To visit your website enter your web address like http://www.yourdomain.com/magento-installation-path or http://hosting-account-IP/magento-installation-path, Neglect “magento-installation-path” if you install in directly under public_html, the same way you can open CMS by appending “/admin” with your domain like http://www.yourdomain.com/magento-installation-path/admin Neglect “magento-installation-path” if you install in directly under public_html

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