How to Manually Install PrestaShop in cPanel?

PrestaShop is free and an open- source E-Commerce platform that allows user to create an E-commerce website. We have shred multiple articles related to PrestaShop and its features.

Today, in this tutorial we will illustrate the procedure to manually install PrestaShop in cPanel. You may check the video tutorial on the same.

  • Download the zip file of PrestaShop from the official website
  • Enter the credentials as required and Continue to save the file in your local PC.
  • Now, login to your cPanel account where you wish to install Prestashop.
  • Go inside File Manager section and then get into directory where you want to install it.

    Feature List Page
    Select File Manger
  • On the File Manager page, Upload downloaded zip file in the directory of your choice. (You can create a new directory if you want)

    Upload PrestaShop zip file in cPanel
  • As you click over Upload, you will be directed to the next page. Click over Select File and select the downloaded file from your local PC and proceed.

    Upload PrestaShop zip File
  • Go back to File manager page & Reload the page. PrestaShop zip file would be present.
  • Right click over the file & then Extract.

    Extract File
  • After extracting, you will again get file. Extract the file and list of all files and directories will appear.

    Extract file
  • Now, go back to cPanel feature list page and select MySQL Databases from DATABASE section.

    MySQL Feature in cPanel
    MySQL Feature in cPanel
  • Create a New Database and Database User. Then Add User to Database. You may check out the article to get detailed procedure. (Refer to the below given images)
    Create Database for WordPress
    Create Database

    Create user and add it to database
    Create User and Add User to Database
  • Now, hit the PrestaShop installation directory from outside and Prestashop Installer will open. Enter the credentials as directed.
  1. Choose Language: Select Language from the drop down list. Click over Next and proceed.

    Setup PrestaShop Installation
  2. License agreements: In this section, check the box to accept terms and conditions. Then click Next and proceed.
  3. Store Information: In this section, enter the required credentials. Refer to the below given images. Click over Next and proceed.

    Setup Store Information

    Setup Account Details
  4. System Configuration: In this section, enter the credentials related to database. (Refer to below given image) Click over Next and proceed.

    Setup Database
  5. Store Installation: In this section, all the modules related to PrestaShop installation would be installed.

    PrestaShop Module Installation
  • Manage After installation of all the modules, you will see the confirmation page that Your installation is finished. You will find your login credentials here.
Successfully Installed PrestaShop

From Manage your store section, you can login to your PrestaShop dashboard and from Discover your store, you can login to your PrestaShop website.

Website Page of PrestaShop

To access the dashboard, you need to delete install directory for security reasons, then access the dashboard with the directed URL. Then enter the login mail and password which you get at the the time of complete installation and Log in. You will be directed to PrestaShop Admin Area.

PrestaShop Dashboard

That’s It !

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