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How to install – PrestaShop 1.7 .x engine?

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Before installing PrestaShop, you need to perform the following steps.

  1. Download a PrestaShop engine from the official website of https://www.prestashop.com/en.

You can see two buttons for Create my store, click on any one of them.

Create my store

  1. After that, you will be taken to the next page, where you have to mention your mail address and click on both the check-boxes.

Download PrestaShop

  1. Click on Download.
  2. After downloading, extract the engine files into a folder on your computer.

Extract PrestaShop

  1. Now open the PrestaShop engine that includes prestashop.zip file. Upload this file on your server. After uploading, extract the file there :

Upload PrestaShop

  1. After that create a database and save the database name, username, and password. You will need these while installing the PrestaShop engine.

# Steps to install PrestaShop engine :

  1. After downloading and performing all the above steps, you will be taken to the Welcome page. This page contains a quick introduction to the installation process. Select the language for the installer and click on the Next button.

PrestaShop welcome page

  1. Next is the PrestaShop licenses. PrestaShop is free software and is distributed under a certain set of open-source licenses. Click on the check-box for ‘I agree to the above terms and conditions’, to proceed. After that click on the Next button :

PrestaShop license

  1. Next is the System compatibility page. It quickly checks all the server parameters of your host. If everything’s good, you will be taken to the next page :

PrestaShop system_compatibility

  1. Store information is the next page. On this page you can customize your store: specify the store’s name, indicate main activity and fill in the personal information for your account :

PrestaShop store_information-

  1. System configuration is the next page. Fill in all the fields with the database connection information: Database server address, Database name, Database login, Database password, Tables prefix :

PresatShop system_configuration

In case you don’t have database access details, contact your hosting provider and get it from them.

Note: Do not change the default ps_prefix if you would like to use the template’s sample data (dump.sql file).
  • Click on Test your database connection now! button, to check whether you have entered the correct server information.
  • Click on the Next button. The PrestaShop installation process will start configuring your shop, creating and populating the database tables, etc.
  1. Once installation gets completed, you need to delete or rename the “install” folder in your PrestaShop installation directory in order to improve your PrestaShop store security.

This was a short tutorial on how to install PrestaShop.

Also Read :

1) How To Backup PrestaShop Files And Databases?

2) How To Install PrestaShop Through Softaculous?

Sonam Wagh
With an interest in doing something creative daily, Sonam works as a Digital Marketing Executive. She likes to write technical blogs related to web hosting, digital marketing, and other IT topics. She also likes to spend her leisure time on social media to find different strategies for client engagement.
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