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Siteground Magento Tutorial

Siteground Magento Tutorial

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In the SiteGround Magento Tutorial:

Magento Installation
Magento Configuration
Magento Themes
Design of Magento home page
Magento SSL
SEO for Magento
Magento Customer Manager
Shipping and Payment modules

More info about Magento here: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/magento/index.htm
In the SiteGround Magento Tutorial:

Magento Installation
Magento Configuration
Magento Themes
Design of Magento home page
Magento SSL
SEO for Magento
Magento Customer Manager
Shipping and Payment modules

More info about Magento here: http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/magento/index.htm

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SiteGround TutorialsMagento TutorialDon't have a Magento site yet?Get Magento installed for free with theeCommerce hosting pack!
Magentois an open source eCommerce solution. It comes with a variety of tools, necessarily for buildinga successful online shop. To create an online store with Magento you need reliable web hosting services.SiteGroundMagento hostingpackage is an excellent choice for this purpose. There you get a freedomain name, Magento installation, free shared SSL, and numerous ecommerce tools.This Magento tutorial will provide you with comprehensive installation instructions for Magento shoppingcart and will also show you how to create and manage a web site using Magento.
The Magento tutorial covers the following topics:
How toinstall Magento shopping carton your hosting account;How toconfigure your Magento shop;How to changethemes in Magento;How todesign the home page of your online store;How to setSSL certificate in Magento;How tooptimize your shop for the Search engines (SEO);How to useMagento customer manager;How to configureShipping and Payment modules
Magento main features include:
 Analytics and Reporting
- the script is integrated with Google Analytics and offers manydifferent reports.
Product Browsing
- multiple images for products, options for extensive reviews, wishlists andmuch more.
Catalog Browsing
- easy navigation, advanced product filtering system, product comparison.
Catalog Management
- inventory management, batch import and export of products, differenttax rates per location, additional product attributes.
Customer Accounts
- order status and history, e-mail and RSS feeds for products in thewishlist, newsletter subscription, default billing and shipping address.
Customer Service
- enhanced features for customers' accounts, Contact Us form,comprehensive order tracking and history, customizable order e-mails.
Order Management
- create orders through admin area, create multiple invoices shipmentsand credit memos, call center order creation option.
Payment
- different payment methods: credit cards, PayPal, Authorize.net, Google Checkout,checks, money orders, support of external payment modules like Cybersource, ePay, eWAY andmany more.
Shipping
- shipping to multiple addresses, flat rating shipping, supports UPS, UPS XML (accountrates), FedEx (account rates), USPS and DHL.
Checkout
- one page checkout, SSL support, checkout without having an account.
Search Engine Optimization
- 100% Search Engine Friendly, Google SiteMap support.
International Support
- multiple languages and currencies, list of allowed countries forregistration, purchasing and shipping, localization.
Marketing Promotions and Tools
- coupons, discounts and different promotion options.
Site Management
- control of multiple web sites, multiple languages, tax rate with support forUS and International markets, customizable outlook through templates.
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Magento Installation
Please mind that Magento is not compatible with MySQL 4. It requires MySQL 5 in order to run.SiteGroundMagento hosting packageis fully compatible with Magento requirements. You canflawlessly run the Magento application with SiteGround
Don't have a Magento site yet?Get Magento installed for free with theeCommerce hosting pack!
The steps which you must follow in order to complete the Magento installation are:Step 1: Download the latest stable Magento package from:http://www.magentocommerce.com/download.There is also a package, called magento-downloader-x.x.x, but you do not need it, since you will installthe latest stable script version.Step 2: Upload the package on your hosting account through your
cPanel ->File Manager
orusing an
FTP
client.There are 2 options where you can place the Magento download file:Either under the public_html folder, which is the main one for your web site content. Then yourweb site will be accessible directly through your domain.Or under a subfolder, for example if your domain name is called yourdomainname.com and youdecide to install the script in the public_html/magento folder, then you will open the web site at:http://yourdomainname.com/magento.Once you upload the package, you canextract itthrough your
cPanel -> File Manager
. Using the sametool, pleasechange the file permissionsfor the Magento files to 755.Step 3:Create a MySQL database and assign a user to itthrough
cPanel -> MySQLDatabases
. Remember the database details, since you will need them during the script installation.
The MySQL database is created with your username as prefix -
username_databasename
, and this is the nameyou have to use for your application.
Step 4: In our example we will install the Magento script in the public_html/magento folder. Oncethe package is uploaded and extracted and you have a MySQL database, please navigate to thehttp://yourdomainname.com/magento URL:
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Click on the check box besides the
"I agree to the above terms and conditions"
label and click onthe [
Continue
] button.Step 5: Choose the preferred Time Zone, Locale and Currency:Click on the [
Continue
] button.Step 6: Enter the database details: Database Name, User Name and User Password. You canleave the other options intact.Click on the check box besides the
"Skip Base URL validation before next step"
.Click on the [
Continue
] button.Step 7: At this point you should enter the personal information and the admin login details, whichyou want to use. You can leave the
Encryption Key
empty and the script will generate one for you.
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