How to install PrestaShop for the design of an online store?

PrestaShop is an open-source web application for creating an online store to perform e-commerce. If you want to do e-commerce with this tool and don’t know where to start, this article is for you. Find out in the following lines how to install it.

1- Download PrestaShop

First, we will get PrestaShop from the official site. To get the application click here

Fill out the form and validate. The download will start automatically.

2- Move to the server

You will need a local server if you want to work locally or a remote web server for this phase. Here are the required characteristics

  • System: Unix, Linux or Windows.
  • Web Server: Apache Web Server 2.2 or later.
  • PHP: We recommend PHP 7.1 or later. See the compatibility chart below for more details.
  • MySQL: 5.6 or later
  • If you have a local server just move to the www folder of your web server

In our case, we will be using a web server. There are two methods available to us to move files: the transfer by FTP and the direct download to the server. If you work locally, don’t worry the process is the same

3- Create a MySQL database.

With the help of a utility like PhpMyAdmin, if you do not master the command lines, create a database that you would assign to a user with full privileges. For more security reasons, create this user with a strong password

4- Install PrestaShop properly

Go back to the folder you imported PrestaShop unzip it, you will get this

The HTML file will redirect you to the PrestaShop documentation for installing PrestaShop.

  • Launch in your browser the address that points to the PHP file

The installation will begin.

You will be asked to choose the language

To validate the conditions of use

In the third step, you will fill in the information relating to the store.

In the fourth, you will fill in the information of the database that you had previously created

Once you validate all your database parameters, the installation will begin. You will have to wait.

You will get eCommerce with default data. Then you can thus start to modify

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