How To Install Magento on Ubuntu 14.04

r00t May 12, 2015


For those of you who didn’t know, Magento is one of the worlds most widely used applications for managing E-Commerce sites. Magento is fully customizable to meet the users requirements and allowing them to create and launch a fully functional online store in minutes. Magento employs the MySQL relational database management system, the PHP programming language, and elements of the Zend Framework.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Magento in Ubuntu 14.04 server.

Install Magento on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Apache, PHP and MySQL) in Ubuntu.

Start LAMP service, enable to start on boot:

Step 3. Configuring MySQL for Magento.

By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MySQL:

Next we will need to log in to the MySQL console and create a database for the Magento. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MySQL root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Magento installation:

Step 4. Configure PHP for Magento.

Now here  we should allow Magento to use enough PHP memory (it is recommended that PHP should be allowed 512 MB of RAM). To do that, run the commands below to open the configuration file:

Search for the line ‘memory_limit‘ in the file:

Step 5. Configure Apache web server for Magento.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘magento.conf’:

Add the following lines:

Restart Apache for the changes to take effect using the following command:

Step 5. Install Magento.

Download the latest stable version of Magento, At the moment of writing this article it is version

Unpack the Magento archive to the document root directory on your server:

Set proper permissions:

Step 6. Accessing Magento.

Magento will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Magento. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Magento eCommerce on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Magento web site.

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