February 18, 2020
How to Install PrestaShop 1.7 on your server – Tutorial

How to Install PrestaShop 1.7 on your server – Tutorial

Hi everyone, welcome to the PrestaShop 1.7
tutorial video series. Today we’ll be covering PrestaShop 1.7,
which is the newest version of the PrestaShop software. I’m going to show you how to install it. It is very easy to install. Once all the files are on your web server,
you should be able to start configuring your shop in no less than 5 minutes in most cases:
the installation process is very simple, as the installer takes care of everything for
you. Before you get started, make sure you have
all the requirements available: server space at a hosting provider,
domain name, FTP client,
text editor. Makes sure to follow the instructions in the
“What you need to get started” page first Our official web hosting partner 1&1 offer
a 1-click install in order to save you time and get you started even faster. Using these can drastically reduce the installation
time for inexperienced users. Step 1 : Downloading the PrestaShop archive
First, download the latest version of PrestaShop at http://www.prestashop.com/
Click on the “Download” link at the top of the homepage. On this page, you can download the latest
version of PrestaShop or the previous one, the 1.6 version. Today, we are going to download the latest
one. So click on “Start now”, then indicate
: your email address
what describes your situation the best And your native language. Click on the “Download” button, and save the
archive on your computer. You should get a file named “prestashop_1.7.0.5.zip”
Step 2 : Unzipping the PrestaShop archive The downloaded file is a Zip archive. In order to continue with the process, you
must uncompress the archive. If your operating system does not natively
support Zip files, you can download and install a dedicated tool, such as 7-zip or WinZip
for example (which are both free to use). Using a Zip tool, extract the content of the
archive to a known location on your hard-drive. But don’t upload the Zip file directly to
your web server. The Zip archive has three items at its root
: The “prestashop.zip”, which contains all the
PrestaShop files that you will soon be uploading on your web server. The “Install_PrestaShop.html” file, which
opens the Getting Starter guide in your default browser. And, the index.php file which launches
the installation. Step 3 : Uploading PrestaShop
First, make sure that you have a hosting space. We will be working from a folder on your hard-drive
with the uncompressed PrestaShop archive. This step makes you upload the two unzipped
PrestaShop files on your hosting space. This is done by connecting your computer to
your server using a tool known as a “FTP client”. We will be using the free FileZilla .
Download the FileZilla Client — not the FileZilla Server! Connect to your hosting space using your FTP
client, by using the connection details provided by your web host .
Once connected, it is time to transfer the PrestaShop files from your computer to your
server. Within FileZilla, browse your local folders
until you find the one that contains the two unzipped PrestaShop files. Keep it open in the “Local site” section on
the left. In the “Remote site” section, browse to the
location where you want PrestaShop to be publicly available. It can be at the root, or in a subfolder. On FileZilla’s left side, you should now have
the local folder where you keep the PrestaShop files from the Zip archive, and on the right
side, the destination location. Select the three files from the local folder,
and either drag & drop them to the remote folder. Step 4 : Creating a database for your shop
Before you can actually install PrestaShop, you need to make sure that your MySQL server
has a database ready for PrestaShop’s data. If not, you must create one. Creating a database can be done using any
database administration tool. Most host let you use the phpMyAdmin tool. Some hosts prefer to have customers use a
graphic control panel, such as cPanel, Plesk or a custom-made one. Make sure you read your host’s documentation
about handling MySQL databases, and create a database for your shop by following their
specific explanations. By following your host’s instructions, you
should be able to create your own database — if there’s not already a default one. Step 5 : Launching the auto-installer
Now we are going to install PrestaShop. The installation process is quite easy, as
it is streamlined by PrestaShop’s auto-installer. You should be able to browse through it in
handful of minutes. So, to launch the installer, simply browse
to PrestaShop’s location on your web server: the script will unzip the prestashop.zip file
that you had uploaded. Now all the PrestaShop files are available
on your webserver. Once the unzipping is done, you will be redirected
to the auto-installer, which will automatically detect that PrestaShop is not yet installed,
and will start the installation process.. From there on, you just have to read, click,
and fill a few forms. There are 6 steps. At the top of the page, the installation assistant
gives you a visualization of where you are in the process. First, select the language in which you wish
the installer to be, then click the “Next” button. The second page is a simple requirement : PrestaShop
is free and distributed under a certain set of open-source licenses. You simply cannot use this software if you
disagree with the terms of the licenses, and this step requires you to explicitly acknowledge
them. You must agree to both licenses in order to
install PrestaShop, then click “Next”. The third page makes a quick check of all
the server parameters on your host : PHP settings, permissions on files and folders, third-party
tools, etc. If anything goes wrong, the installer stops
you here, enabling you to see the few technical details that need fixing, be it changing the
PHP configuration or updating the file permissions. You could find a list of the checks that are
performed during this third step in the 1.7 documentation . In many case, getting the
indicators to green only requires a bit of technicity from you (or a friend). Sometimes, it might require you to contact
your webhost. Don’t hesitate to ask for help! Once all indicators are green, you can click
“Next”. Here you will have to add your store information. This is where you can start customizing your
shop: give it a name, indicate its main activity, and indicate the personal information for
the shop owner. This is also where you choose the password
to log in to the administration panel of your shop – choose wisely so that you will remember
it, but make sure it is secure too! Click “Next” to continue. Here is the last installation step. This page contains a form that enables you
to tell PrestaShop where the database server is, and which database it should use, along
with a few other details. All this information should have been provided
to you by your web host. First the Database server address : This is
the hostname of your MySQL server. It can be tied to your domain name , tied
to your web host , or simply be an IP address .
The database name. It’s the name of the database where you
want PrestaShop to store its data. This is either an existing database on your
MySQL server, or the one that you created using phpMyAdmin
The Database login : The name of the MySQL user that has access to your database. The Database password. The Database engine : It’s the core of your
database server. InnoDB is the default one and you should use
it, but the more technical among you might want to choose another engine. Tables prefix. The prefix for your database tables. “ps_” is the default, resulting in the PrestaShop
SQL tables having names such as “ps_cart” or “ps_customer”; but if you need to install
more than one instance of PrestaShop on the same database, then you must use a different
prefix for each installation. Click the “Test your database connection now!”
button in order to check that you did use the correct server information. Click “Next”! The install will start configuring your shop,
creating and populating the database tables, etc. This might take a few minutes. So, please be patient and do not touch your
browser! Your shop is now installed and ready to be
configured! Step 6 : Completing the installation
Before leaving the installer, you have to delete some key files and folders, to improve
your installation’s security. This is done using your FTP client, directly
on the server. The items to delete are:
Imperatively, The “/install” folder And optional : The “/docs” folder and The
“README.md” file Another way to secure your installation is
to use a custom name for the administration folder: change the “admin” folder for something
unique to you, such as “4dmin-1537” Write down the new name for your new “admin”
folder, because from now on you will access your administration pages using this address! Now you can click on the “Manage your store”
button in order to be taken to your administration area. Congratulations! Installation is now complete. You can log in to the PrestaShop back office
by going to your newly-renamed “admin” folder, and start filling your catalog with products,
adding carriers and shipping costs, adding brands and suppliers… and so launching your
online store! Thanks for watching this PrestaShop 1.7 tutorial
video, and see you for the next one!

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