Magento Implementation

Magento

Magento is the leading platform for open commerce innovation. Every year, Magento handles over $100 billion in gross merchandise volume.

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What is Magento?

Magento is an open source E-commerce software, created by Varien Inc., which is useful for online business. It has a flexible modular architecture. It is scalable and it has many control options that helps the user to build both user-friendly and search engine friendly websites.

Advantages :

  • Magento is user friendly E-commerce software.
  • Magento is compatible with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
  • Magento provides multiple payment options, so every visitor can make payment based on their preferred payment gateway.

Installation Steps

  • Extract the Magento web files from the archive on your computer and upload it into your web server or localhost.
  • Magento requires MySQL database. So create a new empty database and user/password.
  • Open your browser and navigate to your Magento file path to start your Magento installation.
  • Click on Continue button and you will get Validation for Magento Downloader screen.
  • Here, enter the database details, if you want to check for InnoDB support for Magento. Otherwise, click on Continue button to proceed to the next step.
  • Next, you will get Magento Connect Manager Deployment screen. It gives protocol name (HTTP or FTP), stability version such as stable, beta, alpha and deployment type. Select proper options and click on the Continue button. It will start the downloading process for Magento.
  • Magento's Installation Wizard screen pops up. Check the I agree to the above terms and conditions checkbox and click on the Continue button.
  • Next you will get the Localization screen. Select proper locale name, time zone and currency and click on the Continue button.
  • The next screen that pops up is the Configuration screen. Fill the database information such as Database Type, Host, Database Name, User Name and User Password. If you do not want to validate the Base URL, then tick the Skip Base URL validation before Next Step checkbox and click on the Continue button.
  • Now, go to the Create Admin Account screen. Here enter your personal information such as First Name, Last Name and Email and the Login Information such as Username, Password and Confirm Password for admin to use in backend.
  • Copy the encryption key, which will be used to encrypt passwords, credit cards and other confidential information. Then you can select Frontend or Backend of new Magento website.


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