Before you begin
Before you begin, make sure that:
- Your system meets the requirements discussed in Magento System Requirements.
- You completed all prerequisite tasks discussed in Prerequisites.
- You started your installation as discussed in Getting started.
- You completed all preceding steps in the Setup Wizard.
Step 2: Add a Database
- Enter the following information:
|Database Server Host||If the web server and database server are located on the same host, enter localhost. If the database server is located on a different host, enter its fully qualified hostname or IP address. Using the IP address is preferable since using a hostname can cause additional time on each request for DNS lookup.|
|Database Server Username||Enter the username of the Magento database instance owner.|
|Database Server Password||Enter the Magento database user's password, if any. Leave this field blank if you did not configure a password.|
|Database Name||Enter the Magento database instance name.|
Use only if you're installing the Magento database tables in a database instance that has Magento tables in it already.
In that case, use a prefix to identify the Magento tables for this installation. Some customers have more than one Magento instance running on a server with all tables in the same database.
The prefix can be a maximum of five characters in length. It must begin with a letter and can include only letters, numbers, and underscore characters.
This option enables those customers to share the database server with more than one Magento installation.
- Click Next.