An easy way to install Magento is through the cPanel (Control Panel) Softaculous Apps Installer. Softaculous is a cPanel feature where open-source web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, among others, can be installed so that websites can be managed virtually. The website needs to be installed first so that it can be managed via cPanel. Please be guided by the instructions below on how to install Magento with Softaculous.
|Important: The domain or subdomain where the Magento will be installed should already be in the cPanel. Follow these links on how to add an addon domain and subdomain in cPanel.|
Follow the steps below on how to install Magento in Softaculous.
Step 1. Log in to cPanel.
Step 2. Click the Softaculous Apps Installer icon found under Software menu.
Step 3. Click E-Commerce on the menu bar on the left side of the page.
Step 4. Look for Magento from the drop-down, or among the icons on the page. Click the Magento option. The search box on the upper left side of the page can also be used.
Step 5. Click the Install Now button.
Step 6. Customise the settings for your Magento site. Take note of the important fields below that need to be configured. You may consult your web developer on what to put for the rest of the boxes. If you are unaware of the specifications, you can leave them as it is. Other fields can be configured after installation via the Magento admin page.
- Choose Installation URL – Click the drop-down menu to choose the domain where Magento will be installed. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes that you are editing to get more details about each field.
|Note: Make sure to leave the In Directory field blank to avoid the website having a URL of http://selectdomain.here/magento instead of just http://selectdomain.here similar to the example shown in the screenshot below.|
- Admin Path – Put in your preferred link for the admin page in the corresponding box. On the screenshot below, the admin page link will be http://selectdomain.here/ admin123 after installation.
- Sample Data – Check the box that corresponds to Sample Data if you need it installed. Magento sample data provides a storefront based on the Luma theme outfitted with products, categories, customer registration, and so on. It functions just like a Magento storefront and you can manipulate prices, inventory, and promotional pricing rules using the Magento Admin.
Admin Account – Replace each box on this section with your preferred username, password, name, and email. The details on this section would be the primary information or contact for your Magento website.
Step 7. Click the [+] plus sign on the left of Advanced Options to see if there are configurations needed to be changed in the section. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes that you are editing to get more details about each field.
Step 8. Click the Install button after making sure all necessary details are correct and configured.
|Note: Each version of Magento has its own PHP requirement, an error will interrupt the installation if the hosting account does not meet the PHP requirement. Follow this link on how to change the PHP version of your hosting.|
Step 9. Wait until the installation is complete. The progress will show on the page as presented in the screenshot below.
A message shown on the screenshot below will appear once the installation is completed. You can now start editing the website by accessing the Magento admin page with the URL provided on the same page or by following the instructions on how to access admin pages.