|Posted by Alan Smith on June 13, 2012 at 1:15 AM|
Magento Web Development got success to draw attention of developers around the world willing to design and develop ecommerce applications or shopping cart solutions with its ample and rich features. Magento helps to develop various kind of ecommerce web application and online shopping carts/online stores which are not only user friendly but they are actually dynamic and fully customized, which empowers store owners to make any changes anytime by simple login into admin panel.
If you are willing to take benefit of this amazing open source ecommerce platform to develop any ecommerce application, then it is necessary to get installed on your system. Magento can be installed in various ways like manually, with the help of downloader or using SSH/SVN. Among all these methods, installing magento using downloader will help to minimize the size of files which are going to be converted into FTP format.
Today we will see how to install magento step by step using magento downloader:
Step 1: First most basic step is to go on official magento site and download magento in any of two file formats.zip or.tar.gz installer package.
Step 2: Next thing you will need is FTP, which will be used to upload the decompressed files to web server in general HTML file.
Step 3: Secondly, you will have to set your username/password and MySql database for developing magento apps.
Before moving further, just get sample data installed to run installer.
Step 4: It is essential to have suitable permission from top level magento directory for installer to move ahead in right way. Magento developer can easily accomplish this by visiting directory where they can see "change mode" or "change permissions". According to your requirements and needs change it to empower web server to write file.
Step 5: Verify the PHP version of the server. If it is lower than PHP 5 then not suitable for magento web development. In that case you may have to upgrade it.
Step 6: Verify AcceptPathInfo in.htaccess file in order to verify whether the server is added in it or not.
Step 7: Go to magento installation wizard through web server.
Step 8: Using installer will cause installation to be run on downloader. Now downloader will start downloading the essential components, meanwhile you may get some warning messages but ignore them by clicking on "continue magento installation".
Step 9: Configure system.
Step 10: Start using magento and develop your dreamed applications by login into admin panel.
That's it! You have successfully installed magento using downloader.
So, these are some essential steps which will show how to install magento using downloader.