How To Install Magento on CentOS 8

Install Magento on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Magento on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Magento is one of the world’s most widely used applications for managing E-Commerce sites. Magento is fully customizable to meet the user’s 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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Magento on a CentOS 8.

Install Magento on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 8 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Composer.

Composer is a dependency manager for PHP that Magento uses to download all the components for Magento. You can install Composer with the following command:

Step 4. Download and Installing Magento on CentOS 8.

First, download the latest version of Magento from the Git repository using the following command:

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

Next, change the directory to magento2 and install all Magento dependencies with the following command:

After that, create the Magento crontab to schedule tasks:

Step 5. 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 step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

Configure it like this:

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Magento. 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 6. Configuring Apache for Magento.

Now we create an Apache virtual host configuration file for Magento with the following command:

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:

Step 7. Install an SSL certificate.

First, download the required packages and create a new system binary:

Next, run the certbot command that will download and install all of its dependencies:

Step 8. Accessing Magento eCcommerce.

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

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Magento. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Magento eCommerce on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Magento website.

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