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How to properly install Magento in 5 minutes using Softaculous

How to properly install Magento in just 5 minutes

In this tutorial we will guide you how to install magento use Softaculous to install Magento to your site without any errors. The magento installation process is pretty straightforward and it will take only a few minutes. You don’t need any advanced skills to perform it and at the end you will have a fully functional Magento website running on your hosting account.

In this Tutorial, we use Siteground Magento Hosting to perform the Magento installation (you can try with any magento hosting provider that supports Softaculous). Read more: Top 5 Affordable Magento Hosting (all hostings listed support Softaculous for quick Magento installation)

Let’s begin

Step 1

First , you need to access your cPanel account and find the Softaculous icon under the “Software Services” section. It should be located in the lower part of your cPanel page, right under the “Domains” section.

install magento using softaculous

You have to click on the Softaculous icon and then you will be redirected to the auto installer’s home page. On the left side of the screen is the categories menu.

Step 2

The next step is to find the “E-Commerce” category and click on it to expand it.

You will see a lit of apps that you can install. Click on the Magento link, so that Softaculous will open the Magento installation page.

Magento installation

Step 3

On the next page, you will find out more information about the Magento installation and the different features that it offers. To proceed to the installation screen click on the blue “Install” button.

Install magento in 5 minutes

This is the most important step at which you should configure the new Magento installation. Most of the fields are automatically filled in by the installer and you don’t need to change them.

However, we advise you to change the text in the following fields:

  • Admin Username: By default this field is set to “admin”. You can change it and we strongly advise you to do it, so that an attacker will not be able to guess your administrative username.
  • Admin Password: The administrative password for your website is a randomly generated one. If you want to change it simply type the new password in the field.
  • Admin Email: In this field you should type your email address. It is needed, so that the application can send you a new password in case you can’t login.
  • First Name and Last Name: Here you can type your real name if you want to.

Please note that by default Softaculous will install Magento in a “magento” sub-folder. That being said, if you would like to be able to access the website only via your domain name you should delete the magento string from the “Directory” field. If you want to install the CMS in another sub-folder simply type it in the field.

Quickly install magento to your hosting

Step 4

Finally, scroll down to the end of the page and click on the “Install” button:

That’s it! Your Magento application is installed and ready to use. The installer will redirect you to a new page where you will see the details for the completed installation. You can now login and create your Magento website.

About Brian Wilson

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Brian is a freelance Magento developer with 5 years of experience with customizing Magento extensions, magento themes. He's interested in sharing Magento Tutorials to the community

5 comments

  1. avatar

    Paul: Ahh, I didn’t even think of that. I’ll have to try it out and see how it works. The only thing though is that this will not work for any veirosn of Magento earlier than 1.4. At this point, I would need the ability to send error reports via email for veirosns all the way down to 1.2 or 1.1.

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    Thanks for your guide, I followed your guide after failing to install Magento without using Softaculous. Now my magento site is up and it runs smoothly. Here is my website :)
    http://www.jacksgardenstore.com/
    Again, thanks for this nice tutorial

  3. avatar

    Thanks for this tutorial, I followed your tutorial and successfully install magento to my website. I have a question, how can I install another wordpress installation to SiteGround hosting? I want to use wordpress for my site’s blog
    Thanks

    • avatar

      Hi Knight, first, you can install WordPress to a separate folder using Softaculous. After that, go to Addon domain to integrate your blog’s domain with your hosting

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