If you haven’t got a Magento website yet, you will have to install a copy of Magento Community Edition open source e-commerce web application before using MGS Front-end Builder Theme.
If you already have installed Magento you can skip this section.
To install Magento, follow these steps:
STEP 1: Check if your server is compatible with Magento 2
Operating systems (Linux x86-64)
Linux distributions such as RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and so on
Composer (latest stable version)
Composer is required for developers who wish to contribute to the Magento 2 codebase or anyone who wishes to develop Magento extensions
- Apache 2.2 or 2.4In addition, the apache mod_rewrite module must be enabled. mod_rewrite enables the server to perform URL rewriting. For more information, see our Apache documentation
- nginx 1.8 (or latest mainline version)
MySQL 5.6 (Oracle or Percona)
Php version depends on Magento version you want to use, please check it here for Magento version you are using:
- For Magento 2.3: https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.3/install-gde/system-requirements-tech.html
- For Magento 2.4: https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.4/install-gde/system-requirements-tech.html
Required PHP extensions:
- gd, ImageMagick 6.3.7 (or later) or both
- PHP 7 only:
We strongly recommend you verify the PHP OPcache is enabled for performance reasons. The OPcache is enabled in many PHP distributions. To verify if it is installed, see our PHP documentation for CentOS or Ubuntu.
If you must install it separately, see the PHP OPcache documentation.
We recommend particular PHP configuration settings, such as
memory_limit, that can avoid common problems when using Magento.
- A valid security certificate is required for HTTPS.
- Self-signed SSL certificates are not supported.
- Transport Layer Security (TLS) requirementPayPal and
repo.magento.comboth require TLS 1.1 or later
Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) or an SMTP server
Magento can utilize the following technologies:
- Redis version 3.0 for page caching and session storage (the latter supported by Magento version 2.0.6 and later only)
- Varnish version 3.5 or latest stable 4.x version for page caching
- memcached latest stable version for session storage with either
memcachedPHP extensions (latest stable version)
Optional but recommended:
php_xdebug2.2.0 or later (development environments only; can have an adverse effect on performance)
There is a known issue with
xdebug that can affect Magento installations or access to the storefront or Magento Admin after installation.
PHPUnit (as a command-line tool) 4.1 or later
STEP 2: Download Magento 2
You can download magento 2 here: https://www.magentocommerce.com/download. If you want to use sample data please download “Full Release with Sample Data (ZIP with sample data)” package, if not please download “Full Release (ZIP with no sample data)” package
STEP 3: Transfer the Magento archive to your server
To transfer the Magento software archive to your server:
- 1. Install and configure a file transfer protocol (FTP) or secure copy protocol (SCP) client to transfer the Magento software from your computer to your server.There are many ways to configure FTP and SCP. Following are a few packages you can use. Magento does not recommend particular software.
- 2. Create a connection to your Magento server.Follow the prompts on your screen or consult the documentation provided with your FTP software for more information.
- 3. After you log in to your server, browse to locate the Magento CE or EE archive on your local system.On the remote system, browse to locate the web server docroot directory.The following figure shows an example.
- 4.Transfer the archive from your local system to the web server docroot directory.On some FTP client software, you do this by dragging and dropping.
- 5. Wait while the transfer completes.
- 6. Log in to your Magento server, or switch to, the Magento file system owner.
- 7. Change to the web server docroot or the virtual host directory.
- 8. Create a subdirectory for the Magento software.If you set up a virtual host, the subdirectory name must match the name in your virtual host.For example,
mkdir magento2eeYou can also use a generic directory name
- 9. Copy the Magento archive to that directory.For example,
cp /var/www/Magento-CE-2.0.0+Samples.tar.bz2 magento2
- 10.Continue with the next section.
STEP 4: Extract the software on your server
Log in to your Magento server as, or switch to, the Magento file system owner and extract the software package in the web server docroot using one of the following commands:
|File format||Command to extract|
STEP 5: Set file system ownership and permissions
This topic discusses how to set read-write permissions for the web server group before you install the Magento software. This is necessary so the Setup Wizard or command line can write files to the Magento file system.
If you’re using a Magento version earlier than 2.0.6, see Appendix—Magento file system ownership and appendix (legacy) instead.
STEP 6: Running the Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard is a multi-page wizard that enables you to go back and forward one page at a time. You cannot skip pages, and you must enter all required information on every page before you can proceed to the next page.
In the event of errors, you can run the installer again or you can return to a previous page to fix errors on that page.
To install the Magento software using the Setup Wizard:
- 1. Start a web browser.
- 2. Enter the following URL in the browser’s address or location bar:
http://<Magento host or IP>/<path to Magento root>/setup
For example, if the Magento server’s IP address is 192.0.2.10 and you installed Magento 2 in the magento2 directory relative to the web server’s docroot, and you did not configure a Virtual Host, enter:
- 3. On the initial page, click Agree and Set Up Magento.
- 4. Continue with the following topics in the order presented to complete the installation.
STEP 7: Finish
When your Magento installation is completed successfully you can start theme installation procedure.