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How to install Magento 2

Step by step instructions to install M2 in a few minutes

If you don’t have a Servebolt account yet, make your free account first. In Servebolt, make the Bolt to host your Magento 2 installation in your preferred region. Bolts are essentially free until you go live, which is a big bonus while developing.

Magento 2 installation options

There are several (too many!) different ways to install Magento 2.

  1. Run installation command with the Servebolt Magento 2 Installer
  2. Using the archive from Magento 
  3. Using composer via SSH (external link, can be done much simpler on Servebolt)
  4. Using Github and composer (for developers)

We’re just going to focus on the first option here: Servebolt Magento 2 Installer. Using our installer is by far the quickest and easiest way to get Magento 2 up and running. It is done in a few minutes.

Installing Magento 2

Log into SSH (learn more about SSH here) with the credentials you have received by email. Once you’re logged in, simply type magento-install on the command line. This will start the interactive installer.

$ magento-install

(note, the $ sign is to signify you’re on the command line, no need to copy that to the command line)

The installer will guide you through the setup and make a fresh copy of the most recent version of Magento 2 in approximately 1 minute.

Oh, if you prefer us to handle this, feel free to ask support for a fresh M2 install, and we will happily do it for you. Just open up a chat with us.

Next steps

After you’ve completed the installations steps prompted by the Servebolt Magento 2 Installer, you’ll end up with the login details. Go ahead and log in and enjoy your new Magento 2 installation. Next up is installing the Magento 2 Cron Jobs.

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