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How To Install Magento On Server?

In this blog, we will show you the essential steps needed to install the latest Magento CE 2. This tutorial explains the installation of Magento software on your localhost. We have used a window environment only by using a wizard to install.

It’s an easy process, so let’s get started With Magento Community Edition 2.0 Installation.

Flow Of Content:
a. Find the installation that suits your business requirements.
b. Verify your prerequisites
c. Install Magento
Easy Installation: Install the Magento software using the
Setup wizard
Install optional sample data(Setup Wizard)
Advanced Installation with more control:
Install Magento software using the command line
Install optional sample data (Command line)

Choose How to Install the Magento Software:

1. Effortless installation via a compressed software archive
This installation does not have any command line.

2. Download Magento 2.0
Pick a package as per your business requirements.

3. System requirements

Before you start the installation, make sure that your system has the following requirements:

i. Operating Systems: Linux Distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat Enterprise Linux(RHEL), CenOS, etc.

ii. Apache 2.2 or later

iii. PHP 5.5x or PHP 5.6x (Magento 2 does not support PHP 5.4)

iv. Essential PHP extensions:

  • mbstring
  • mcrypt
  • mhash
  • simplexml
  • curl
  • gd2, ImageMagick 6.3.7 (or later) or both
  • soap
  • intl
  • bc-math
  • openssl

v. MySQL 5.6x

vi. Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) or SMTP server


  • php_xdebug2.2.0 or later (development environments only; can have an adverse effect on performance)
  • PHPUnit (as a command-line tool) 4.1 or later

4. Installation Magento 2.0

Follow below-mentioned steps to install Magento 2.0 only after verifying your prerequisites:

1: Upload package to your Root

2. Create a DataBase

You can create your database by going into PHPmyadmin  create database

3. Let’s begin Magento installation

Follow 7 steps for a seamless installation of Magento

Open web browser and then navigate to the location of the Magento downloader.

Step 1: Agree and Setup

Start the setup by pressing on Agree and Setup Magento button.

Step 2: Verify System requirements

For flawless Magento installation, you will have to check your hosting settings, and if error warnings appear, then you must correct the errors by contacting your hosting provider.

Step 3: Add a Database

  • Database Server Host: Enter localhost if your server is on the same host as your web server.
  • Input Database Server Username
  • Input Database Server Password: This is optional
  • Database Name: Enter the same name of MySQL database that you created in the Create Database section.
  • Table Prefix: This field is not mandatory; Magento installation will generate a random prefix.

Step 4: Web Configuration

  • Your Store Address: This field requires the base URL for your store.
  • Magento Admin Address: input the base URL for the store’s Admin Panel (default value is admin)

Step 5: Customize your store

In this step, you can set the time zone, currency and language of your store. These fields can be modified anytime later in the admin dashboard.

Step 6: Create Admin Account

In order to access Magento backend, you need to create an administrator account.

  • New Username: Enter the owner’s admin account.
  • New Email: Enter the email address.
  • New Password: Set a password.
  • Confirm Password: Confirm the password.

Step 7: Install & Finish

Click on Install Now to begin the installation.


Now, that you have learned how to install Magento on the server, it’s time for you to have your Magento store up and running in no time.

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