Note. Make sure you've completed all steps in this guide before starting the installation process.
You need to have a user and an empty database linked to it so let's create both.
Note. If you already have a database, make sure it's empty.
Step 1. Create a database in cPanel:
Step 2. Create a user and set a password. Save the password, you'll need it later:
Step 3. Link the user to the database:
Step 4. Give all available privileges to the user and click 'Make changes':
Step 5. Go to the File Manager in cPanel:
For the next step you will need 3 files:
- site-yourdomain.com-20200212-081502utc.jpa where 'yourdomain' is the domain you chose for your website;
Step 6. Upload the files to the root directory of your domain. The root directory is usually a folder called 'public_html':
Step 7. Wait for the upload to finish:
Step 8. Follow this link: https://yourdomain.com/kickstart.php. Before clicking the link replace 'yourdomain' with the domain you chose for your website.
Step 9. Akeeba Kickstart Core will open and give you a warning. The warning includes some general rules of using the service. You can close it:
Step 10. Make sure Akeeba finds the site-yourdomain.com-20200212-081502utc.jpa file:
Step 11. Click 'Start':
Step 12. Wait for the extraction to finish:
Step 13. The extraction is complete. Run the installer:
Step 14. Your settings should look like this by default. If they do, you don't need to change anything. Click 'Next':
If your settings look differently, look into the server settings or contact your hosting provider.
Step 15. For this step you will need the database you created in Step 1 and the username/password you created in Step 2. Set database server host name to 'localhost':
If your advanced settings look like this, you don't need to change anything:
Step 16. Wait for the database restoration and click 'Next Step':
Step 17. Set your site name. The tagline is optional:
Your site name will be visible on a browser tab:
Step 18. Set the email where you wish to recieve technical notifications from your website and a password:
Save the password. You will need it to log in to the admin area of your website:
Step 19. Your settings should look like this by default. If they do, you don't need to change anything. Click 'Next':
Step 20. Wait until the data replacement is complete and close the current browser tab:
Step 21. Return to the previous tab and clean up:
Step 22. The installation is complete and now you can visit your online store:
Your store is already operational, but you need to configure it from the admin area.