Simple Installation Tutorial for

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Ok, the presumptions of this tutorial are that you are a new Magento user interested in installing Magento onto your Bluehost account. I’m gonna try and be as thorough here as i can. and this should be pretty easy since i’m not actually a programmer or designer, i just learnt from experience.

Step 1 - Starting off

Open your bluehost control panel, click on SSH/Shell Access, and follow the required steps to enable SSH access onto your account. This will require a scan or photocopy of your driver’s license to be sent to them, and it might take up to 2 days.

Step 2 - Establishing a Connection

After the Bluehost people have enabled SSH for you, go to your control panel, open the SSH/Shell Access menu, click on Connect Using SSHTerm (requires java). Needless to say.. you have to have an updated version of java on your PC :!:

Once the java applet is loaded, click the small connect icon located at the top left, or simply click File, Connect.

Click on Advanced In domain, enter you domain in the form: In the port, type: 22 In the username, enter your domain without the “.com” part. In the Authentication type, choose password. Then click connect.

You might get a message that says “Server Refused to Start X11 Forwarding”, just forget about it! LOL

And you’re connected!

Step 3 - Getting Magento

If you’re unfamiliar with Linux or DOS, this might seem like total and absolute giberish.. but don’t worry, just follow the code and you can’t get lost!

Type the following code statements. After you type in each statement, click enter. I’d recommend that you don’t copy/paste, as sometimes it can get troublesome.


tar -zxvf magento-1.0.19870.tar.gz

cd magento

chmod o+w var var/.htaccess app/etc

chmod -R o+w media

And the rest is coming real soon! :)

1. Under Sofware / Services select “PHP Config” 2. Select PHP5 (FastCGI). This is important.. it will help speed your site up and solve the problems with permissions every time you upgrade. 3. Hit Save Changes 4. On this page, click the INSTALL PHP.INI MASTER FILE 5. Edit the newly created file on your server php.ini (if it is named php.ini.default, you should remove the .default 6. You need to get the pdo_mysql extension working by adding these two lines at the end of your php.ini file: 7. Under Software/ Service select “Simple Scripts” 8. Magento can be directly installed here!


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