How to install Magento 2

Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools. Ref. Wikipedia.

This installation guide will show you how to install Magento 2 latest version on your own server or shared hosting.

Getting started: select solution

There are some solutions we can get started.

  1. Install from Zip file: Easy installation, no command line.
  2. Metapackage: Use Composer to install Magento
  3. Install from Git repository: Contributing developer

In this guide, we will show to how to install as #1 solution. It is easy to get start.


Before you continue, make sure you’ve done all of the following:

Download Magento packages

Now go to Github to download latest releases for Magento Community Edition (CE).

Download latest samples data here ; Quick download

Upload to your server

Let’s download a zip file and now time to upload it to the server. You can use WinSCP, Filezilla to upload it to the server, then extract it to public_html directory (let’s call it: Magento root directory).

If you are using shared hosting, you can use unzip/exact feature to exact Magento package.

If you are running on your server, let follow the commands:

File format Command
.tar.gz tar zxf <filename>
.zip unzip <filename>

Update permission

Add write permission for the following folders:


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.

  • Enter the following URL in your browser address bar:

  • On the initial page, click Agree and Set Up Magento.

Continue with the following topics in the order presented to complete the installation.

Step 1: Readiness Check

  1. Click Start Readiness Check.

    If any errors display, you must resolve them before you continue. Click More detail if available to see more information about each check.

  2. Click Next

Step 2: Add a Database

Fill database information then click Next

Step 3: Web Configuration

Enter the following information:

  • Your Store Address:
  • Magento Admin Address: Enter the relative URL by which to access the Magento Admin. e.g: admin

Then click Next

Step 4: Customize Your Store

  • From the Store Default Time Zone list, click the name of your store’s time zone.
  • From the Store Default Currency list, click the default currency to use in your store.
  • From the Store Default Language list, click the default language to use in your store.
  • Expand Advanced Modules Configuration to optionally enable or disable modules before you install the Magento software.
  • Click Next


Use Skip dependency check for individual modules with caution. We recommend against it because a typical reason for this error is you manually edited the deployment configuration. Editing the deployment configuration is not recommended because future Magento software updates can undo your changes.

Step 5: Create Admin Account

Now enter admin information such as

  • New Username
  • New E-Mail
  • New Password
  • Confirm Password

Then click Next

Step 6: Install

After completing all preceding steps in the Setup Wizard, click Install Now.

Installation Success

The message Success displays to indicate a successful installation.

Now go to frontend, backend to see result