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Magento 2 Installation

Magento 2 is a popular open-source e-commerce platform that provides a rich set of features to build robust online stores. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Magento 2 on a local or remote web server.


Before we proceed with the installation, make sure your server has the following software installed:

  • PHP 7.4.x or higher
  • MySQL 5.6.x or higher
  • Apache or Nginx web server

It is recommended to configure the server with at least 2GB of memory and 2 cores if you plan to use Magento 2 for production.

Installation Steps

Follow the below steps to install Magento 2:

  1. Download the latest version of Magento 2 from the official website or via composer. You can use the following command to download via composer:

    composer create-project --repository-url= magento/project-community-edition magento2

    Replace magento2 with the name of your project folder.

  2. Unzip the downloaded archive and move the files to your web server's root directory.

  3. Create a new database for your Magento 2 installation.

  4. Navigate to the Magento 2 root directory and run the following command:

    php bin/magento setup:install --base-url= --db-host=localhost --db-name=<database_name> --db-user=<database_user> --db-password=<database_password> --admin-firstname=<admin_firstname> --admin-lastname=<admin_lastname> --admin-email=<admin_email> --admin-user=<admin_username> --admin-password=<admin_password> --language=en_US --currency=USD --timezone=America/Chicago --use-rewrites=1

    Replace the placeholder values with the actual values for your site. This will install Magento 2 and set up the necessary configurations.

  5. Once the installation is complete, set the file system owner and permissions for the Magento 2 files and directories according to the official Magento 2 documentation.

  6. Access the Magento 2 admin panel by navigating to and log in using the admin credentials you provided during installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Magento 2.

Important Points

  • Make sure to meet the software requirements before installing Magento 2.
  • Use a secure password for the admin user during installation to ensure the security of your store.
  • Set the correct file system owner and permissions to avoid potential security vulnerabilities.


This tutorial explained the steps to install Magento 2 on a web server using Composer and the command line. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should be able to install, configure, and access the Magento 2 admin panel.

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