How To Install Magento With Nginx on CentOS 7

r00t May 9, 2015

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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 with nginx on CentOS 7.

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

Step 2. Install Nginx, PHP-FPM and MariaDB.

You need to enable EPEL repository on your system:

Start the Nginx, PHP-FPM and MariaDB server, enable to start on boot:

Step 3. Configuring MariaDB for Magento.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB 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 MariaDB:

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

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB 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 Nginx web server for Magento.

Create an Nginx virtual block for your domain with the following content:

Restart the Nginx web server and PHP-FPM for the changes to take effect:

Step 4. Install Magento.

Download the latest stable version of Magento, At the moment of writing this article it is version 1.9.1.0:

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

Set proper permissions:

Step 5. Accessing Magento.

Magento will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/ 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 CentOS 7 system.

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