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How To Install PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9

Install PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9. In today’s digital era, e-commerce is booming, and having a solid online presence is a necessity. PrestaShop, an open-source e-commerce platform, offers a powerful solution for businesses of all sizes. By combining PrestaShop with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) stack on AlmaLinux 9, you can create a secure and efficient online store.

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 the step-by-step installation of PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for PrestaShop.
  • Bpytop requires certain permissions that can only be granted to a superuser or a user with sudo privileges. Ensure that you have the necessary administrative access.

Install PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Start by updating your AlmaLinux 9 server to ensure you have the latest software packages and security updates:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

This command will update your package repository, ensuring that you have the latest software packages and security patches.

Step 2. Installing LAMP Stack on AlmaLinux.

Before we dive into this tutorial, it’s crucial to ensure that your server is equipped with the powerful LAMP stack. If you haven’t already set up LAMP, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Just follow our comprehensive guide available right here.

Step 3. Installing PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9.

To install PrestaShop, you need to retrieve the latest version from their official website. Use the wget command to download the latest PrestaShop archive:


Unzip the downloaded file to your Apache document root directory:

sudo unzip -d /var/www/html/

Adjust the file permissions for PrestaShop to ensure the web server has access to the files:

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/prestashop
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/prestashop

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read 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:


Use the MariaDB command-line tool to create a database for PrestaShop:

mysql -u root -p

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 PrestaShop installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE presta_db;
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'presta_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-strong-passwd';
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON presta_db.* TO 'presta_user'@'localhost';
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;

Step 5. Creating a Virtual Host for PrestaShop.

To create a virtual host for PrestaShop, you need to edit the Apache virtual host configuration file. Use a text editor to open the configuration file:

sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/prestashop.conf

Add the following virtual host configuration, replacing with your actual domain name:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/prestashop

Save the changes and exit the text editor. Enable the virtual host configuration and restart Apache:

sudo a2ensite prestashop.conf
sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 6. Secure PrestaShop.

Now, let’s set up HTTPS with Certbot. If you haven’t already installed Certbot, you can do so with the following command:

sudo dnf install certbot python3-certbot-apache mod_ssl
sudo certbot --apache

Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates have a 90-day validity period. To ensure uninterrupted HTTPS access to your PrestaShop store, you should set up automatic certificate renewal.

Certbot can configure a cron job to automatically renew your certificates when they are close to expiring. Run the following command to enable automatic renewal:

sudo certbot renew --dry-run

Step 7. Configure Firewall.

Before you begin configuring the firewall for PrestaShop, it’s essential to understand the current status of the firewalld service:

sudo systemctl status firewalld

To open ports for services that PrestaShop requires, use the --add-service or --add-port commands. For example, if PrestaShop uses HTTP (port 80) and HTTPS (port 443):

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https

To see a list of the active rules, run:

sudo firewall-cmd --list-all

Step 8. Accessing PrestaShop Web UI.

To ensure that your PrestaShop store is functioning correctly, open your web browser and navigate to your domain (e.g., You should see your PrestaShop store’s front end.

Install PrestaShop on AlmaLinux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PrestaShop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the PrestaShop on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PrestaShop website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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