How to install Magento

In this article we will show you how to install Magento and get your store up and running.We are going to do a manual installation without using any third party software.

Set up a Database

Login to your cPanel and set up a blank MySQL database for your Magento installation.Don’t forget to note the database credentials as we are going to use them later in installation process.

Download Magento Package

Download the Magento install package from the Magento website:

Upload Magento

Now go to your File Manager and upload the Magento downloaded package,Upload zip file in the same directory you wish to install Magento in.

In File Manager, right-click on the .zip file and extract the file to the current location.
This will create a folder called “magento”. We need to move the contents of the “magento” folder to the parent folder above.

Edit .htaccess file in Magento

In the root folder, find the .htaccess file and “Edit

Find this line of code:  php_value memory_limit 256M and change it to this:

# php_value memory_limit 256M

Configure Magento

Now visit your Magneto installation URL into your browser and select the localization settings for your timezone, currency, and language.

Fill in your database credentials that you note down from the first step and clickContinue

Give the Admin Account Details and ClickContinue

On the next screen, Magento will provide you an encryption key. Copy that key and store it in a safe place.

Finally, you’ve initially installed and configured your new Magento shopping cart.