How To Install Magento on CentOS 6


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 on CentOS 6.

Step 1. First, You need to enable webtatic repository on your system.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Apache, PHP and MySQL) on CentOS 6.

Install required packages:

Start LAMP service, enable to start on boot:

Step 3. 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 4. 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 Moodle. 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 5. Install Magento.

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

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 CentOS 6 system.

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