Magento is a powerful and robust e-commerce solution that allows anyone to quickly build a profitable online store. Getting such an online store requires choosing the right domain name, choosing the right Magento hosting, and Magento installation.
To be able to proceed with the installation of Magento, make sure that you have the following items beforehand:
- A robust and efficient hosting plan adapted to the needs of your future store. You can consult our guide to help you choose your hosting plan.
- A server configuration compatible with Magento. As it is improved, the server requirements for installing Magento are updated. Thus, you can always consult the official Magento website to make sure of this information.
- A suitable domain name for your store. Choosing the ideal domain name will have an important role in the success of your store. This article will give you more information on this choice.
Installation of Magento via FTP
The FTP protocol is the protocol used for file sharing. We will therefore load the Magento system files on your hosting server. To do this, you will first need to download this set of files. This is easily done from the official Magento website. In fact, the Magento development team makes these files freely available. Head to this link to download Magento, making sure to select the correct version.
After downloading the Magento archive to your machine, you can then use the FTP client of your choice to transfer it to your server. Note that connecting your FTP client to your server requires connection credentials (host, username, password, port) generally provided after subscribing to a web hosting plan. You can therefore contact your host to have them if you have lost them.
Installation of Magento using an auto-installer
Despite the simplicity of the Magento installation task as we have seen, many may find it time-consuming. This is how hosts provide additional tools on their hosting called auto-installers to make this task even easier. One of the most popular auto-installers is Softaculous. If your web host therefore provides this tool, you can have a working Magento installation in a few clicks.
We can’t wait for this guide to allow you to install Magento on your hosting without too much hassle. Please note that pre-installed Magento web hosting plans are available if you find this task difficult or time consuming anyway.