PrestaShop installation

When you are done with the files upload, you can start the PrestaShop engine installation. Open your web browser and type in the ‘domain name/path to your PrestaShop directory’ in the address bar, then reload the current page. You should see the welcome screen. Please follow the instructions below to install PrestaShop.

Installation Assistant (Choose your language)

Please select the installation language.

Please note: the installation language option will not affect your store language. By default PrestaShop is offered in English. You can install additional localization packages to change the store language.

When you are done, click the ‘Next’ button.

Installation Assistant (License agreements)

  1. Please check the license agreement.
  2. When you are done, click the ‘Next’ button.

System Compatibility

Check the PHP settings and directory permissions. In case of any errors, please contact your hosting provider for further assistance.

If everything is correct, click the ‘Next’ button.

Shop configuration

This step requires you to enter the store settings like Shop name, activity, country, timezone, etc.

All these settings can be changed later in your PrestaShop administration panel.

System Configuration

If you already have a MySQL database, please enter the database details into the appropriate fields below.

Otherwise, you can get the database details from your hosting control panel or by contacting your hosting provider.

When you are done, click the ‘Next’ button.

Installation is complete

This is the final step of the installation.

For security reasons you need to delete the /install/ directory on your hosting server.

Starting with version 1.5.4, PrestaShop takes care of renaming the administration folder for you: it becomes the word “admin” followed by 4 random digits, i.e. “admin8814.” The renaming happens as soon as you reach the “admin” folder for the first time: PrestaShop renames it, then correctly accesses the renamed folder.

Log into the PrestaShop back office by going to your newly renamed “admin” folder, and start filling your catalog with your data.