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Download and install Magento

This tutorial will show you how to download and install Magento

1) For this tutorial, you will need to go to http://www.magentocommerce.com in your web browser

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2) First, you will need to make sure your server meets all the minimum requirements by going to Product… and selecting System Requirements

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Your server will need to meet all of these requirements in order for it to install

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3) Once you are ready, you can download Magento by going to Downloads… and selecting Download Magento

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Before you can download Magento, you will be asked to register. This is not required but recommended if you want to post questions in the forum, post and edit wiki articles, or report bugs. If you want to skip registration, click this link

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4) Otherwise, enter a username

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5) Choose a screen name

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6) Enter a password

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7) Confirm your password

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9) You can choose whether or not you want to receive newsletter updates about Magento

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10) You must agree to the terms of service before you can download Magento

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11) Click Register

12) Select the format of the full release you want to download

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13) Click Download

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14) Select Save file and click OK

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15) Once the file has finished downloading, go to the location where you downloaded it

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16) Unzip using your favorite archive program

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17) Once all the files have been uploaded, go to your web browser and enter the address where you uploaded the Magento folder

Now, we will go through the steps to install Magento

18) You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to install Magento

Now, we will go through the steps to install Magento

18) You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to install Magento

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Now, we will go through the steps to install Magento

18) You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to install Magento

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19) Click Continue

20) Select a locale

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21) Select a time zone

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22) Choose the default currency

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23) Click Continue

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The host, database name, and username are entered by default. If they are different than the information shown, you can change them now

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24) Enter the password for the database username

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25) You will also need to create a database on the server before continuing

This is where you can set options like the base URL, administrator path, and secure URLs

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Here, you can set session data to save in a file system or a database

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26) Click Continue

27) In order to continue, these folders must be writeable. If you encounter an error like this, go to where you uploaded the files on your server

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28) Right-click on the folder

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29) Select File Attributes

30) You can check each box manually, or type in a numeric value

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31) Click OK

32) Continue in this fashion until the permissions have been set for all the required folders

33) Go back to your web browser

34) Now, click Continue

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35) Enter your first name

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36) Enter your last name

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37) Enter your email address

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38) Choose a username

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39) Choose a password

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40) Confirm your password

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41) Click Continue

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You can choose to go to the store frontend or to the admin backend

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Magento Commerce has now been installed

You are now ready to log-in and begin setting up your store

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This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download and install Magento Commerce