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RoyRubin
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A collection of Magento Installation Guides / Tutorials

Install Guides

- Magento Installation Guide
- Installing Magento on a PHP4 server

Magento Wiki

- Installing Magento on Slicehost with Ubuntu
- Installing with Lighttpd and FastCGI
- Media Temple Magento Installation Guide - Grid Service
- MediaTemple Magento Installation Guide - Dedicated-Virtual Server
- Installing on Windows with XAMPP and WAMP

- Magento Common Installation Problem in Windows

Magento Forums

- One and One (1&1;) Hosting Install Guide Thread (shared server)
- Magento on a VMWare Version of Ubunto 7.10
- Barebones Guide: 1and1.com Shared Hosting Installation (North America)

3rd Party Tutorials

- Crucial Web Hosting Magento Install Guide
- Magento E-Commerce Solution On Debian Etch
- Magento Installation Guide for Dreamhost

International

- German Install Guide
- German Install Guide (using xampplite)
- Installation on Heart Internet UK Hosting
- How to install Magento on MacOSX in French

If you know of any other tutorials online, please PM me.

 
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Thanks for listing us guys smile We’ve been really pleased with Magento and really, really love the community here, so always happy to help. By the way, what would you recommend for doing screencasts, as this sounds like a much better idea for installation tutorials and other examples.

 
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We like Camtasia. There is a bit of learning curve though.

You can always try BB Flashback which is very quick to pick up http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/

 
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Hi Roy,

here is another Installation Guide for all GERMAN users in 2 steps: http://wp.peperkorn-online.de/?p=72

1. Installation of xampplite and the necessary changes

2. Installation of Magento
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Maybe a good idea for all users without a localhost on the PC until now wink

 
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Hello,

I would also like to add to this thread that we have implemented an auto-installer feature for Magento on our web hosting.

So now, it just takes a single click from our own control panel to install magento as many times as you want. =)

This would surely ease all the burdens of installing magento as it will work instantly.

So if any of you need an instant setup or activation of magento, try us out.

 
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help me

After language, time ect, and click next.

error type :
Configuration

PHP Extension “pdo_mysql” must be loaded
Please set all required settings before clicking Continue

 
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Hi aagun2006,

Can you please make sure that you have pdo_mysql php extention installed ? Could you post a link to your phpinfo.php ?

Thank you.

 
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Can I point out that,

- Magento Dreamhost Installation Guide (includes screencast)

that installation guide is a load of bull?

it doesn’t tell you anything other than just how to do magento configuration, it’s got nothing to do with how to installing on dream host.

on dreamhost, you need to copy the cgi and modify the htaccess.

 
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I’ve written this article (step-by-step), since the other Dreamhost one seems to be dead:
Installing Magento on Dreamhost

-Nick

 
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Hi,

Bitnami offers a number of free xampp stacks which can be used to install Magento. They include up-to-date versions of Apache, MySQL and PHP and run on Linux, Windows, Mac and Solaris

Cheers

Daniel

 
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Reno SEO - 15 February 2008 09:47 PM

I’ve written this article (step-by-step), since the other Dreamhost one seems to be dead:
Installing Magento on Dreamhost

-Nick

Thanks Nick. Just used your guide and it went without a problem. I was up and running in 34-40 minutes. I am so thankful: you saved me hours. Also left a comment in the comments of your page.

I hope Roy is reading this and will take you up on your suggestion at step 8 in your guide.

One question: say I installed Magento at http://magento.mydomain.com and would like later to move it to http://www.mydomain.com
Is it possible to do so? In the positive could you please explain how?

Best wishes.

 
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Richard F. - 19 February 2008 10:25 AM

Reno SEO - 15 February 2008 09:47 PM
I’ve written this article (step-by-step), since the other Dreamhost one seems to be dead:
Installing Magento on Dreamhost

-Nick

Thanks Nick. Just used your guide and it went without a problem. I was up and running in 34-40 minutes. I am so thankful: you saved me hours. Also left a comment in the comments of your page.

I hope Roy is reading this and will take you up on your suggestion at step 8 in your guide.

One question: say I installed Magento at http://magento.mydomain.com and would like later to move it to http://www.mydomain.com
Is it possible to do so? In the positive could you please explain how?

Best wishes.

I’m glad it worked out for you. If you run into any problems please feel free to PM me, or post a comment on the blog.

Yes you can. Assuming that you’re on Dreamhost, have shell access, and both domains/subdomains are setup under the same user, you could simply do the following:
1) Open Putty and connect to your server.
2) Run:

cp -r magento.domain.com/\domain.com/
cp -r magento.domain.com/.htaccess domain.com/.htaccess

This also assumes that none of your MySQL configuration will change.

You may get some ‘permission denied’ errors on some of the /var/cache/mage--* folders. I believe this is because when you run the ./pear commands to update Magento (original install), it downloads those files as the Dreamhost Apache user (dhapache) and the permissions are set to 600 on them. I think this could possibly be overcome by running the ./pear command with setuid in front of it, for example:
setuid [dreamhost_username] ./pear install mage-core/Mage_Pear_Helpers mage-core/Lib_ZF mage-core/Lib_Varien
Haven’t tested it though.

I just did the above and copied http://magento.webinade.com to http://test2.webinade.com and both appear to be up without errors.

 
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Hi there,

Thank you. OK, that’s good news. I am new to the command line so your assumptions are correct but if I use

cp -r magento.domain.com

doesn’t it only do half the work: tell the server I want to copy but how does it know where to?

You test the method you mentioned and you had no “permissions denied” errors during the process (from magento.webinade.com to test2.webinade.com)?

Also, I wonder if anyone noticed the Magento store loads slowly. On a blank browser window, when a URL is typed up and enter pressed, a site like http://www.engadget.com loads right away. With the same internet connection and also with a blank page, my Magento demo store takes 5-6 times as long: it usually gets stuck at the beginning of the URL, it seems once it’s resolved, then the page loads fairly quickly. I don’t know how to pock around this. Would appreciate any ideas.

On a separate note, I sent you a PM to exchange contact info.

 
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Hi guys,
I am just attempting to install Magento on my playground site (http://www.kelcode.co.uk) and appear to have run into a small issue. I was just in the process of installing and configuring the system (just entered the db details) and now it comes up with a print out of the “Mage_Eav_Exception Object” with some additional debug info at the bottom, I have had a look thorugh the files to see if I can spot what the issue is but without studying it alo further I afraid I am lost lol.

Any recommendations for fixing this would be much appreciated. Magento comes highly recommended by a collegue of mine and I really wanted to try it.

Cheers in advance,
Matt. cool smile

 
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It would be beneficial to have a Linux virtual machine created with Magento pre-installed and working.  I spend a couple of hours setting up the OS environment and installing PHP and Magento.  For those who just wanting to try out Magento, a VM would seem to be the ideal test platform.

 
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Richard F. - 20 February 2008 03:25 AM

Hi there,

Thank you. OK, that’s good news. I am new to the command line so your assumptions are correct but if I use

cp -r magento.domain.com

doesn’t it only do half the work: tell the server I want to copy but how does it know where to?

You test the method you mentioned and you had no “permissions denied” errors during the process (from magento.webinade.com to test2.webinade.com)?

Also, I wonder if anyone noticed the Magento store loads slowly. On a blank browser window, when a URL is typed up and enter pressed, a site like http://www.engadget.com loads right away. With the same internet connection and also with a blank page, my Magento demo store takes 5-6 times as long: it usually gets stuck at the beginning of the URL, it seems once it’s resolved, then the page loads fairly quickly. I don’t know how to pock around this. Would appreciate any ideas.

On a separate note, I sent you a PM to exchange contact info.

Yes… for some reason my post wasn’t showing up correctly - the asterisk. I added a backslash in front of it, and now it shows the full commands to run. Remove the backslash though - \

 
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