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You can install PrestaShop automatically or manually:

Important points:

  • You can install PrestaShop automatically only on a website with a working domain, correctly directed to a hosting account.
  • If among the versions available for automatic installation there is no one you need, use manual installation.
  • PrestaShop is installed in English.

To install PrestaShop in automatic mode, do the following:

  1. Go to "Hosting My sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "PrestaShop»Click«Set»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set»:
    • «Name of shop"- enter an arbitrary name for your site.
    • «Administrator email "- specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • «Administrator password "- enter the administrator password or click"Random"To generate it automatically. By default, an automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • «Administrator name"- enter the name of the administrator.
    • «Administrator surname"- enter the surname of the administrator.
    • «Version CMS»- choose a suitable version of PrestaShop from the list.
    • «Database»- select one of the existing databases, to which the site will be connected, or click "Create DB"To create a new.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- a checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “done»:
  5. Check the site is working. To access adminpanels use data specified during installation.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

To manually install the current version of PrestaShop, do the following:
  1. Download from official site an archive with the distribution kit of the latest version of PrestaShop on your PC.
  2. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Via filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
    3. Install standard access rights for file index.php (or for all files and directories by this instructions).
  3. Prepare the database:
    • If there is no free database, create a new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  4. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser.
    2. Step 1: Language selection. Select your preferred language.
    3. Step 2: License agreements. Read the license and accept it.
    4. Step 3: System compatibility. Make sure that all conditions for installation are met, a message is displayed that the system is completely ready for installation.
    5. Step 4: Store information. Specify the name of the store, select the line of business and country, and also fill in the administrator's data (they will be used to access site admin panels).
    6. Step 5: System configuration:
      1. Specify the settings for connecting to the database:
      2. Check your database connection.
    7. Step 6: Store installation. Wait for the operation to complete and save your access data to the site's admin panel.
    8. Remove subdirectory install of site root directory.
  5. Check the site is working.