Easy guide to install Prestashop using softaculous and manual method

What is Prestashop

Prestashop is one of the eCommerce store builder. It provides growth and flexibility to eCommerce businesses. It is open-source software anyone can use for their eCommerce business. Using Prestashop you can customize your store. Here is how to install Prestashop using a softaculous app installer and manual installation.  

Uses of Prestashop

  • Retailers
  • Small business owners
  • Ecommerce

System requirements of Prestashop

  • PHP
    • Version 7.1+
  • Database 
    • MySQL 5.6+
  • Webserver
    • Apache 2.2+
    • Nginx

Features of prestashop

  • Customize your store
  • Create products
  • Market your store
  • Manage orders
  • Run customers
  • Get insights about products

Install Prestashop

To install Prestashop, there are 2 methods to install on your hosting 

  • Install Prestashop using softaculous app installer
  • Manually install Prestashop

Installation using softaculous app installer

For installation of Prestashop using a softaculous app installer, you have to follow some steps the steps are a follows

Step1: login to your hostrik hosting account and in Cpanel and go to the software section, and click on softaculous app installer.

softaculous app installer

Step2: in the softaculous app installer search box type Prestashop and press enter, the installation window of Prestashop will open, click the install button.

install prestashop using softaculous app installer

Step3: In the next window, you will see the installation window and it will ask you to fill in some information about your site.

Step4: in software, set up selects the protocol of your site and domain off sit after that select the directory of your site.

software setup of prestashop

Step5: in-store setting selects the name of your store then that also gives the store owner’s name.

site settings of prestashop

Step6: in the admin account set give the username and password of your admin account and also give the email id for your admin account.

admin account setting of prestashop

Step7: After that in the advanced section create the database for your store by giving your name to the database. Also, select the backup for your database, and click install. This is the softaculous app installer method to install Prestashop.

install prestashop

Manually install Prestashop

For manual installation of Prestashop, you have to follow the following steps the steps are divided into 3 parts 

  • File configuration 
  • Database creation
  • Store configuration

File configuration 

Step1: go to Prestashop’s official website and download the latest version of the software from the download section.

download prestashop

Step2: extract that file, and log in to your hostrik Cpanel account, in that go to the file section click on file manager.

Step3: in the public_html folder upload the file that you extracted where you are going to install the Prestashop.

Database creation

Step1: in database creation go to the database section of your Cpanel account and in that click on MySQLDatabase,

Step2: After opening a new window that creates the new database by giving the name of the database and click on create database.

create new database

Step3: After creating the database you have to dd user to that database in add user section give the username and password of the user and click on create a user.

add user to database

Step4: when you create a user you have to give privileges to that user, click on all privileges to all privileges to that user.

database privileges

Store configuration

Step1: go to the URL your going to install Prestashop you will see the loading window from Prestashop wait for the loading.

installating prestashop

Step2: in this step, you have to select the language for the install PrestaShop, select the language, and click on next.

choose language for install prestashop

Stpe3: in this step, you have to accept the license agreement to install Prestashop.

license agreements of prestashop

Step4: in the next step, Prestashop checks the system requirements. And gets to the next step.

Step5: in the next step you have to configure the system with the store, connect the database you created in the above step. Give the database server, username, password of the database.

database configuration of prestashop

Step6: In the next step give the information about the store. Give the name of the store, country admin account setup.

store imformation of prestashop

Step7: you will the installation started. this is a manual method to install Prestashop.

prestashop store installation started

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