All about Magento Installation Process

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Magento, an Adobe Company is the most trusted and popular e-commerce platform in trend. Holds an unparalleled record when comes to boosting the small and medium businesses as its free Community Edition is the most active developers’ community in the field. Being titled as one of the ‘Leaders’ of the B2B e-commerce, it is the 3rd most popular in the top 10k sites and 5th most popular in India under e-commerce category according to the BuiltWith internet services company’s survey. This highly scalable and SEO optimized Magento can be installed in two ways,

  1. Using Magento packages
  2. Using Composer


  • PHP version: 7.2
  • MySQL version: 5.7.27
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04.2
  • Server: Nginx 1.14.0
  • Magento: 2.3.3

Note: To know about the installation process of the above pre-requisites for Magento, visit our blogs on


Installing Magento Using Packages:


Downloading the Magento 2.x.x packages

You can select the version (full release with sample data and without sample data) and format (zip, tar, etc.) by clicking the Download button next to your desired version/format. You can download the Magento 2.x.x packages from any of the following two links:


Uploading the Magento packages to the server

Open the FTP or SPC (File Transfer Protocol & Secure Copy Protocol) client such as FileZilla to upload the Magento 2 packages to your server. After uploading the Magento file, you need to extract it.

Setting User Permissions

Post which you need to assign permissions for the following directory, /var/www/

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/

Setting Magento permissions

In case of shared hosting account, set the read-write permissions by replacing the web root directory with the actual path:

cd /var/www/ && find var generated vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type f -exec chmod u+w {} + && find var generated vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type d -exec chmod u+w {} + && chmod u+x bin/magento

Or else, you can simply use, 

sudo chmod -R 777 var pub app generated

Running the Magento setup wizard


Now, you can verify the installed Magento wizard by pointing the chosen browser at your IP address, http://your_domain or ip_address
Start the setup wizard by clicking the Agree and Setup Magento button.


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