Learning Magento Basics Series Part 1 – Introduction and Installing Magento Tricks and Techniques

Open Source 12 Jan , 2014  


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Hello Guys, There are so many requests of my readers to give some tutorials on Magento.. Lets get a small idea about what it is basically and how it helps for the e-commerce. Magento is actually a full of feature enriched eCommerce platform, build on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over how it looks, its content and the whole functionality… Its the most famous used open source eCommerce these days…

Lets have a look over a demo store view, By Default it looks like as follows –


It presents your products, product categories, and promotions, and provides your customers with ordering, payment, and purchase

tracking features. You can check the Keywords of the Magento here . So Lets see how do we install it in our server…

Step 1: Downloading Magento-

Go to  http://www.magentocommerce.com/ download and log in, or go to http://www.magentocommerce.com and select Downloads > Download Magento to display Download page. Choose the file format you want to download…

Step 2: Downloading Sample Data –

Magento enables you to load a few basic products and information into your web store to populate your web store frontend and backend with some initial sample data.

Step 3: Uploading to Your Server-

After you have downloaded the Magento downloader and Magento Sample Data, you must upload these packages to your server.

Step 4: Granting File Access Permissions- 

1. Navigate to your Magento directory on the server using your FTP/SFTP client.
2. Use the Change Permissions or the Change Mode function of your FTP/SFTP client to grant permission to the web server to write to these files and folders.


Step 5: Setting Up the Web Store Database-

To create and set up the database to be used by your web store:
1. Using a database management application such as phpMyAdmin, or a tool provided by your hosting provider, create a new, empty database and assign users and permissions to it.
2. If you want to use the sample data, do the following:

  1. Using an FTP or SFTP tool, transfer the extracted sample data file to a directory on the server. The file name will be similar to magento_sample_data_for_x.x.x.sql.
  2. Use the database management tool to import the file magento_sample_data_for_x.x.x.sql into this new database.
  3. To add sample images to the sample products in your store, copy the contents of the Media folder from the Sample Data package onto the new Media folder on your server

You are now ready to install Magento!

Now when you will redirect to your website you will see the following page :

licence agreement magento

Then you need to give the database information –

database details of magento

then you need to give some personal information like following screenshot –


You are all set now.. This is the final page you need..


Congratulations! You have now completed the installation of Magento…

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