How to Install Magento on Localhost

To help Magento developers get to know the latest Magento CE 2, today, we would like to walk you through the steps needed when installing the latest version of this leading eCommerce platform.

This Installation Guide helps you install the Magento software on your localhost. Firstly, you must choose the installation that’s right for you.

1. Easy installation with a compressed software archive

This way has an advantage: easy installation, no command line, have your own server. In this blog post, we will describe the details of this installation with Magento 2.0 fresh and Magento 2.0 with sample data.
This guide is used for window environment only, using wizard to install.

2. Download Magento 2.0

Depend on your demand to choose the package to download via Magento Community Edition 2.0 download

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Before you install Magento 2, make sure your system meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • Operating systems : Linux distributions such as RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and so on
  • Apache 2.2 or later
  • PHP 5.5.x or PHP 5.6.x
    Note: Magento 2 does not support PHP 5.4.
  • Required PHP extensions:
    • PDO/MySQL
    • mbstring
    • mcrypt
    • mhash
    • simplexml
    • curl
    • gd2, ImageMagick 6.3.7 (or later) or both
    • soap
    • intl
    • bc-math
    • openssl
  • MySQL 5.6.x
  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) or an SMTP server
  • Optional but recommended:
    • 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

When you are done with verifying your prerequisites, follow the steps below to install Magento 2.

1. Upload package to your web root

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2. Create DataBase

Open PHPmyadmin, then create Database for Magento 2.0

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3. Magento installation

Follow the 7 steps below to start your Magento installation

From your browser, navigate to the location of the Magento downloader on your server.

Step 1 : Agree and Setup

The Magento Downloader welcome page appears.

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Step 2 : Verify System requirements

To validate your server environment, click the Continue button. If error warnings appear, you must correct the errors and validate your environment again

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Step 3 : Setup the database

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  • Database Server Host: Enter the server qualified host name or IP address. If your server is on the same host as your web server, enter localhost
  • Database Server Username
  • Database Server Password
  • Database Name: input the database name you have just created at section Create Database
  • Table prefix: this field could left blank

Step 4 : Web Configuration

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  • Your Store Address: enter the base URL for your store
  • Magento Admin Access: Enter the base URL for the store’s Admin Panel. The default value is admin

Step 5 : Configure Language, Time Zone and Currency

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Step 6 : Create Admin Account

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  • New Username: enter the Admin account of the owner of your store
  • New Email: enter the Email of the owner of your store
  • New Username: enter the Password of the owner of your store
  • New Email: Confirm the password

Step 7 : Install & Finish

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