Installing Magento Using cPanel

magento-1Firstly, download the latest version of Magento at Magento official website ( ).

Next login to your cpanel control panel and upload the zip file to your Domain. Once uploaded extract the files to your chosen directory.
If your not sure how to do this just take a look at our tutorial on uploading a zip file file to your domain

There are 2 options where you can place the Magento download file:
  • Either under the public_html folder, which is the main one for your web site content. Then your web site will be accessible directly through your domain.
  • Or under a subfolder, for example if your domain name is called and you decide to install the script in the public_html/magento folder, you will open the web site at: .

Ok, that done now we need to create a database in our control panel. Follow THIS tutorial if you don't know how to.

If you want to install the sample data for Magento you have to install it at this point before starting the main site installation
you can follow this tutorial to acomplish this.

All the pieces are now in place to start the installation process.
In your browser navigate to your domain ie: and you will see the first install screen.

This is the lisence agreement screen if you would like to read it take a minute to do so otherwise tick the agree box and click next.


Select your localization settings and click Continue.


6. Enter your MySQL database information as created in cPanel and other settings

Configuration Database

  • Host—localhost works for most basic installations
  • Database name—dbname from when you created the database
  • User name—dbuser from when you created the database
  • User Password—dbpass from when you created the database

database connection


Web access options (will be pre-filled based on your installation, settings can be changed later via the Admin Panel)

  • Base URL—for default installation into a Magento directory, base URL should be or (If you're installing Magento locally on PC or Mac, this should be cannot put "localhost" here unless you've previously set it up in your local hosts file.)
  • Admin path—default is "admin" (will be appended to base URL to reach Admin Panel)
  • Skip Base URL Validations Before the Next Step
  • Use Web Server (Apache) Rewrites
  • Use Secure URLs


Session Storage Options—Choose file system or database. Most installations should use "file system" because it's faster and doesn't cause the database to grow. But if your site will run on multiple servers, you should select "database" so that a user's session data is available regardless of which server his/her request is served from.


Once you have entered all the required details just click the Continue button again.

7. Enter your preferable admin login detail in order for you to manage Magento in admin panel. Please jot down the login detail as you may need to use it after the installation is completed. Leave the Encryption Key empty.


We have completed the installation.

Copy and save the encrpytion key in a safe place.


Next we will configure our store



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