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How to Install Magento in WAMP

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Magento is a very popular eCommerce platform used by developers, buyers and sellers around the world (whether they know it or not). This guide will teach you how to get a local instance of the community edition of Magento up and running in your Windows IDE (isolated development environment), in this case WAMP.


EditDownloading Magento

  1. Navigate to the downloads page for the edition of magento you want to install, in this case the community edition.
    Magento Website.png
  2. Select the ZIP format and press . A window will pop up asking you to either sign in with your Magento account or sign up if you don't have one. This is an essential step as a Magento account is needed to get it up and running.

EditMoving Magento to WAMP

  1. Extract the contents of your zip folder to a new folder in your > directory (usually under ) We will call it .
    Magento Windows Screenshot.png
  2. Navigate to in your browser.

EditInstalling Magento

  1. Look for the first screen to pop up.
    Magento Installer Screen 1.png
  2. Click .
    • Now Magento will check to see whether your environment (in this case WAMP) has the dependencies it requires in order to run.
    • To start the check press
  3. Assuming everything is correct, press the button in the upper right corner.
  4. Set up the database. Magento needs it to store information in.
    • Navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ in a new tab.
      Phpmyadmin 1.png
    • Press
      Phpmyadmin 2.png
    • Make the database name , leave all other settings default and press
      Phpmyadmin 3.png
    • Once you get a prompt telling you that you should navigate back to the tab where you have your Magento installer open.
      Phpmyadmin 4.png
    • Press . If you have named your database something different just swap in the Database Name field for whatever you named yours.
      Magento Installer Screen 5.png
  5. Handle the web configuration as desired.
    Magento Installer Screen 6.png
    • This is completely optional, but you can change the to just as while this lowers the security of Magento we am in a local environment and the only person who has access to it is us (unless you have configured your server to be publicly accessible). This is a good idea as you will not loose any security and it makes it much easier to remember.
      Magento Installer Screen 7.png
    • You can also change some settings under for instance, you can tell Magento to use https:// layer instead of the unencrypted and much less safe http:// layer for your admin and shopping cart areas. This is a good option to consider if you decide to publish your website.
    • There are a few other options to consider too, but all of these options are changeable later on in the admin area, so if you change your mind later on down the track you don't have to reinstall Magento.
    • If you are done you can press
      Magento Installer Screen 8.png
  6. Customize your store's variables.
    Magento Installer Screen 9.png
    • Set your default time zone, currency, and language by scrolling through the drop-down menus.
      Magento Installer Screen 10.png
    • There are also some module settings, but as usual you can change them later but the default settings should be fine.
    • Once you are done you can proceed by pressing
      Magento Installer Screen 11.png
  7. Configure our admin account.
    Magento Installer Screen 12.png
    • Enter a username, an email and a password (you'll need to repeat this). For the username was used, as we are in a local environment you can use whatever email you want and you can make your password whatever you want but it is good to get into the habit of using strong ones.
    • When you are done this you can continue by pressing the button.
  8. Install Magneto,. Well done! All your configuration is done and all that is left is for Magento to be installed. Just hit to start!
    Magento Installer Screen 15.png
  9. Finish up your installation. Once Magento has installed itself you should:
    Magento Installer Screen 16.png
    • Take a screenshot of the success screen if you are liable to forget some of the important information,
    • Go to the admin panel by pressing ,
    • Take a look at your website by following your store address (in this case http://localhost/magento/)
    • Give yourself a pat on the back because you just installed Magento in your Windows development environment!

EditRelated wikiHows

  • Set Up a Magento Multistore
  • Upgrade from Magento CE 1.7 to 1.8
  • Upgrade Magento Version 1.6 to 1.7 via FTP
  • Integrate a Payment Gateway Into a Website

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