If you are already a myhosting.com user then you may skip to the part where you login to “Control Panel” otherwise read on…
Before you do anything go ahead and subscribe to a “Linux Hosting Account” plan at myhosting.com. Cheapest plan is $6.45/month. You can’t beat that.
The sign-up process is pretty straight forward. You can transfer a domain name, register a new domain name, create a new subdomain name or you can get a vanity domain name.
I chose “Vanity Domain Name” as I did not want to bother with domain registration. Plus I didn’t want to spend money on buying a domain name anyway.
Once you submit your registration details, you immediately receive a confirmation email from myhosting.com customer support. 10-30 minutes later, you receive a second email with your Account Details.
Once you receive the second email, go ahead and navigate to “http://support.myhosting.com” and login with your credentials.
Click on “Site Management” and then “Application Manager”
Once you are on the “Application Manager” page click on “GO” button for Magento as show below.
On the next page, simply click on “Continue” button.
Clicking on “Continue” button will open up a new window. Make sure that you notice this new window otherwise you may think that the setup process is not working. On this new window, pay special attention to two points and they are as follows:
1- If you want to install Magento to your root folder then leave the text field next to your domain name blank.
2- Also don’t forget to delete your index.html file from your root folder. You can do this by either logging in to your account via FTP or using File Manager (Site Management > File Manager)
Clicking on “Continue” button will start the installation process. Be patient.
Once the installation is completed, you will then be presented with Magento’s Installation Wizard as seen below. Check the “I agree” box and then click on “Continue” button.
Next page is a breeze, all your database information will be imported already, and all you need to do is to enter your password. Your password is the same as your myhosting.com account password.
I always check “Use Web Server Rewrites” as it is a great way for search engines to index your site.
Final step is to enter your contact information and admin username password. Once you are done click on “Continue” and woilaa you are done.
Make sure that you make a note of the encryption key as you will need it for credit card decryption.
I hope you enjoyed this easy installation of Magento Commerce on your myhosting.com account. As always please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
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