You are among the 240,000 merchants worldwide who put their trust in our eCommerce software. We have gathered some information to help you get started with Magento and with your Magento installation.
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Consult the following table for getting started with installing Magento Open Source or Magento Commerce.
|User needs||Description||High-level installation and upgrade steps||Get started link|
Wants full control over all components installed, has access to the Magento server, highly technical, might repackage Magento Open Source with other components.
Contributes to the Magento codebase, files bugs, and customizes the Magento software. Highly technical, has their own Magento development server, understands Composer and GitHub.
You cannot use Magento in a production environment.
You must upgrade using Composer and Git commands.
At any time during your installation, take advantage of our installation roadmap (reference). The roadmap provides links to common tasks throughout the guide.
Use the links on the left side of the page to navigate topics in each part of the installation.
Required server permissions
UNIX systems require
root privileges to install and configure software like a web server, PHP, and so on. If you need to install this software, make sure you have
You should not install the Magento software in the web server docroot as the
root user because the web server might not be able to interact with those files.
You’ll also need
root privileges to create the Magento file system owner and add that owner to the web server’s group. You’ll use the Magento file system owner to run any commands from the command line and to set up the Magento cron job, which schedules tasks for you.