How to Install Magento in WAMP

Three Parts:Downloading MagentoMoving Magento to WAMPInstalling Magento

Magento 2 is a very popular eCommerce platform used by developers, buyers and sellers around the world (whether they know it or not). This guide will teach you how to get a local instance of the community edition of Magento up and running in your Windows IDE (isolated development environment), in this case WAMP.

Part 1
Downloading Magento

  1. Image titled Magento Website.png
    Navigate to the downloads page for the edition of magento you want to install, in this case the community edition.
  2. 2
    Select the ZIP format and press Download. A window will pop up asking you to either sign in with your Magento account or sign up if you don't have one. This is an essential step as a Magento account is needed to get it up and running.

Part 2
Moving Magento to WAMP

  1. Image titled Magento Windows Screenshot.png
    Extract the contents of your zip folder to a new folder in your WAMP > www directory (usually under C:) We will call it magento.
  2. 2
    Navigate to localhost/yourfoldersname in your browser.

Part 3
Installing Magento

  1. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 1.png
    Look for the first screen to pop up.
  2. 2
    Click Agree and Setup Magento.
    • Now Magento will check to see whether your environment (in this case WAMP) has the dependencies it requires in order to run.
    • To start the check press Start Readiness Check
  3. 3
    Assuming everything is correct, press the Next button in the upper right corner.
  4. 4
    Set up the database. Magento needs it to store information in.
    • Navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ in a new tab.
      Image titled Phpmyadmin 1.png
    • Press New
      Image titled Phpmyadmin 2.png
    • Make the database name magento, leave all other settings default and press Create
      Image titled Phpmyadmin 3.png
    • Once you get a prompt telling you that Database magento has been created." you should navigate back to the tab where you have your Magento installer open.
      Image titled Phpmyadmin 4.png
    • Press Next. If you have named your database something different just swap magento in the Database Name field for whatever you named yours.
      Image titled Magento Installer Screen 5.png
  5. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 6.png
    Handle the web configuration as desired.
    • This is completely optional, but you can change the Magento Admin Address to just Admin as while this lowers the security of Magento we am in a local environment and the only person who has access to it is us (unless you have configured your server to be publicly accessible). This is a good idea as you will not loose any security and it makes it much easier to remember.
      Image titled Magento Installer Screen 7.png
    • You can also change some settings under Advanced Options for instance, you can tell Magento to use https:// layer instead of the unencrypted and much less safe http:// layer for your admin and shopping cart areas. This is a good option to consider if you decide to publish your website.
    • There are a few other options to consider too, but all of these options are changeable later on in the admin area, so if you change your mind later on down the track you don't have to reinstall Magento.
    • If you are done you can press Next
      Image titled Magento Installer Screen 8.png
  6. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 9.png
    Customize your store's variables.
    • Set your default time zone, currency, and language by scrolling through the drop-down menus.
      Image titled Magento Installer Screen 10.png
    • There are also some module settings, but as usual you can change them later but the default settings should be fine.
    • Once you are done you can proceed by pressing Next
      Image titled Magento Installer Screen 11.png
  7. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 12.png
    Configure our admin account.
    • Enter a username, an email and a password (you'll need to repeat this). For the username Admin was used, as we are in a local environment you can use whatever email you want and you can make your password whatever you want but it is good to get into the habit of using strong ones.
    • When you are done this you can continue by pressing the Next button.
  8. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 15.png
    Install Magneto,. Well done! All your configuration is done and all that is left is for Magento to be installed. Just hit Install Now to start!
  9. Image titled Magento Installer Screen 16.png
    Finish up your installation. Once Magento has installed itself you should:
    • Take a screenshot of the success screen if you are liable to forget some of the important information,
    • Go to the admin panel by pressing Launch Magento Admin,
    • Take a look at your website by following your store address (in this case http://localhost/magento/)
    • Give yourself a pat on the back because you just installed Magento in your Windows development environment!

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Featured Article

Categories: Featured Articles | Pages with broken file links