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Magento Installation via SSH

Before you start, please make sure you substitute the version number to the latest version should it be higher then what is used in the reference post below.

  1. wget
  2. tar -zxvf magento-1.2.1.tar.gz
  3. cd magento
  4. chmod o+w var var/.htaccess app/etc
  5. chmod -R o+w media

If you are running php4 or php5.1.6 you will need to get the cgi binary and follow the following steps:

Navigate to your cgi-bin directory. If you don’t know where your cgi-bin directory is, ask your hosting provider.

  1. wget
  2. chmod 755 php5-cgi

Then you should be set to install.

Please Note:

For the beta release of version 1.1, use:

You may also want to edit the .htaccess file in the Magento folder before you start the install - eg 1and1 users will need to remove the # from the lines related to 1and1