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In this tutorial, we will show you how to Install Magento 2 using Softaculous. This saves time by allowing you to easily setup Magento with just one click. We also have a helpful guide if you want to setup Magento manually.

Installing Magento 2

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Softaculous in cPanelClick Softaculous Apps Installer in the Software section.
  3. Magento in SoftaculousType 'magento' in the search field, then click the Magento link.
  4. Installing MagentoYou will then see an overview of Magento. Click the Install link.
  5. Magento SetupFill in the fields as needed. Below is a description of the options.
    Option Description
    Choose the version you want to install Please select the version to install.
    Choose Protocol If your site has SSL, then please choose the HTTPS protocol.
    Choose Domain Please choose the domain to install the software.
    In Directory The directory is relative to your domain and should not exist. e.g. To install at http://mydomain/dir/ just type dir. To install only in http://mydomain/ leave this empty.
    CRON Job This script requires a CRON to work. Please specify the CRON timings. If you are unaware of it, leave it as it is!
    Admin Path Enter a location for accessing the admin section of your site. If you enter 'admin123' you would access your admin Dashboard by navigating to: example.com/admin123
    Sample Data Choose if you want sample information installed in your Magento cart. This can be helpful when learning how to use Magento.
    Admin Username Enter the username you want to use to log in to the Magento Dashboard.
    Admin Password Enter the password you want to use to log in to the Magento Dashbaord.
    First Name Enter the first name of the Magento Administrator.
    Last Name Enter the last name of the Magento Administrator.
    Admin Email Enter the email address of the Magento Administrator.
  6. Magento InstallClick the Install button to setup Magento 2.

Congratulations, now you know how to Install Magento 2 using Softaculous!

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2018-01-15 3:04 pm

False. I've tried this and I'm getting a 500 error when I try to access the setup page. When I contacted tech support they told me it's probably not compatible so I don't understand why this page even exists if Magento won't run on your server.

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2018-01-15 10:20 pm
Hello,

Apologies for the problem with the Magento installation. After looking into the matter, we found that the 500 error is probably due to some folder permission settings. Check out this link for the proper settings that you can modify in the Softaculous settings. Uninstall the current installation with Softaculous then try re-installing once more the settings in place. If the error persists, please let us know.

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