Magento E-Commerce Solution On Debian Etch - Page 2

8 Workstation

If you don't have a DNS-server running in your network, you have to edit the hosts-file on the workstation from that you want to access the magento-host.

Linux workstation:

vi /etc/hosts

It should look like this:              localhost.localdomain localhost workstation server1

On Windows workstations you'll find the hosts-file in "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\" .


9 Install Magento

Open within your browser on the workstation - the installation wizard appears. Read the license agreement and accept it if you agree with it. Afterwards click on "Continue".

Select your locale, time zone and default currency.

Adjust the settings for the "database connection". Insert the database user and his password that you chose at step 4.3. Additionally mark the checkbox next to "Skip URL validation" at the bottom of the page.

Enter your personal information and your login information for the backend/admin interface. Don't insert anything into the filed next to "Encryption Key". The system will automatically generate a key for you.

Installation completed. Keep the encryption key in a safe place.


10 Access Magento

The frontend is available at

The backend/admin interface is available at

Note: If you use the attached vm you can log in with the username "olli" and the password "howtoforge".


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From: mattia at: 2008-09-18 14:25:33


Just to mention you forgot to add GD to the installation list....

apt-get install php5-gd

 I spent 2 days to figure it out after moving a mgento installation on a server I used this great guide to setup, maybe this post will help someone....

From: TechDivision at: 2008-10-12 12:53:33

Thank you for your installation-tutorial. Really great work, that saved us a lot of time. Magento works perfect now.

From: gazmcghee at: 2009-01-28 00:11:23

NameVirtualHost is not required when you have VirtualHost and ServerName.

From: at: 2009-07-22 05:41:49

Nice Blog, 

E commerce development can boost your sales on internet.

From: Daniel at: 2011-03-06 13:47:12

Really cool! Works for my Debian Lenny. I spent 8 hours to find solution and finally got the answer.

From: Anonymous at: 2011-10-11 22:48:55

HowToForge N.1!