In this video from our sister company, we show you one of the simplest methods of installing Magento 2.

There are many tutorials out there explaining how to install Magento 2 and even Magento’s own website has a document explaining this process; however, most of these are often tailored to very experienced developers and will include many technical terms some might not understand.

Basics of installing Magento 2

Here we stick to the basics showing how to install Magento 2: Download, Upload, Configure, Done.

Installation steps

  1. Check server is compatible – PHP > 5.6, MySQL > 5.6.
  2. Download Magento 2 package from
  3. Extract to development space
  4. Set file permissions,  enter the following 4 commands:
    1. find var vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type f -exec chmod g+w {} \;
    2. find var vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type d -exec chmod g+ws {} \;
    3. chown -R :<web server group> .
    4. chmod u+x bin/magento
  5. Start the installation wizard by going to your website /setup – e.g.
  6. The first step will check your server is ready to run Magento 2. Fix any issues before continuing.
  7. Next, input the connection details to your database.
  8. On step 3 set the admin URL and default base URL of your Magento 2 installation – Most of the advanced settings can be left as their default values.
  9. On step 4, set your time zone and default language / currency.
  10. Step 5, setup your default admin user account – be sure to remember these details!
  11. Finally, click Install Now and wait for the setup to complete.
  12. When it has finished, you click through the frontend or backend of your website and confirm that everything is working.

We hope you found our Magento 2 tutorial useful

Hopefully everything in this video worked for you but we know tricky Magento 2 can be and many people do experience installation problems. Usually these problems come down to an incorrectly configured server but if you’re still having trouble installing Magento 2 then please get in touch and we will be happy to help you out.


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