Introduction to Magento:

Magento is one of the most widely recognized e-commerce platforms today offering a perfect solution for both beginners and tech-savvy web developers to build, maintain and scale their online merchant business. They have a large pro-active community and thousands of active websites all powered by Magento. All of these is possible thanks to its long and dynamic history of development.

Magento combines a full set of features and functionality to support online stores of any size. Fast forward to today, the speedy progress of the Magento community edition as well as the Enterprise version resulted in an all-in-one solution for starting an online shop.

Here are the steps which you can follow to install Magento via Softaculous:

Login to your cPanel and click on Softaculous Apps Installer.


Search for "Magento" using the search bar. You can locate it under the E-Commerce section from the menu on the left.


Click on the Install Now button.


Now you need to pay close attention.

First, kindly choose the desired Magento version. We highly recommend to install the latest version available but if you have a template or module that requires a previous Magento version you can always select the previous release via the drop down menu.

Secondly, you need to specify the protocol. In case you do not have a SSL certificate purchased and installed yet, you should leave this option to http://.

Installing your Magento application for the https:// protocol, without having a valid SSL certificate, might affect your website accessibility or result in security warnings.

The final option you need to configure here is the name of the directory under which you would like to have Magento installed. If you would like to have your store accessible directly via your domain name (ex: http://example.com) then you should leave this box empty.

In our case, we installed the Magento store at the subdirectory named "magento" as highlighted below:



Next you need to configure your Magento Administrative username and password. In addition, please fill in your preferences and click the Install button once everything is all set.



After clicking Install, a progress bar which appear to help you track the installation process.


In a few seconds your Magento store installation should be completed and you will be provided with links to both your Magento Store and Magento admin dashboard.
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