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How to Install PrestaShop

This article explains how you can manually install PrestaShop through the cPanel.

For the step-by-step video tutorial on how to install PrestaShop, please visit Install Applications.

Download the PrestaShop Files

Download the latest version of the software at the official website PrestaShop.
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Upload the Installation Files

  1. Inside the cPanel account, go to your File Manager to upload the PrestaShop installation package.
    Go to File Manager
  2. Choose a folder where you want to upload your files. In this example, files were uploaded in public_html. Once you have decided or created a folder, click Upload.
    Click Upload button
  3. On the upload screen, you can drag and drop the zip file you just downloaded from the PrestaShop official website, or click Select File.
    Drag and Drop or Select File
  4. To extract the uploaded zip files, click the Extract button.
    Click Extract
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Create a Database

  1. Create a database and user account for your PrestaShop installation. To do so, click MySQL Database Wizard inside your cPanel.
    MySQL Database Wizard
  2. Provide a database name, and click Next Step.
    Database Name
  3. Create a database username and a password, then click Create User to proceed.
    Username and Password
  4. Ensure that the ALL PRIVILEGES box is checked.
    Check All Privileges box
  5. Click Next Step to finish the task.
    Next Step button
  6. The new database is now successfully created!
    Database Task complete
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Run the Installation

  1. In your web browser, navigate to the folder where you uploaded the OpenCart files. In our example, files were uploaded in public_html, so run the installation at https://yourdomainnamehere.com. On the first screen, you’ll be prompted to choose a language, then click Next.
    Choose Language
  2. On the next screen, you will be redirected to the License agreements. Ensure that the terms and conditions box is checked to proceed with the next step.
    License Agreement
  3. After determining the system compatibility of your downloaded PrestaShop, you will be redirected to the store information page where you need to fill in the information such as shop name, the shop's main activity, admin name, email address, and password.
    Store Information Page
  4. Here, you have to add the database information which you previously have created. After completing all the information, click on the Next button to complete the installation.
    Database Information
  5. Wait for the process to be 100% complete.
    Installation Process
  6. Now that the installation is complete, You can choose either one of the two options, i.e., Back Office and Front Office. If you select the Front Office option, you will get to see the website's front page (or home page). Whereas, if you choose the Back Office option, you will be redirected to the link, leading you to the folder that needs to be deleted for further processing.
    Installation Complete

Note: Make sure to remove the install folder after the process is completed. This is highly recommended for security reasons.

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