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PrestaShop can host your online business on its in-house Web servers; please consult our PrestaBox website for details on our low-priced, secure Website hosting service. This is highly recommended for businesses with little to no experience with the Internet or computers. Naturally, we install and update PrestaShop for you.

Where to put PrestaShop?

You might want to know right away were you'd rather host PrestaShop. There are four possibilities relating to your domain name:

Registering a domain name




Do NOT use a word processor, such as Microsoft Word or Write when editing text files.

FTP client

FTP is short for "File Transfer Protocol", meaning the standard way used to transfer files from a computer to a web-host.


Setting up a local environment

This section is mainly targeted at users wishing to install PrestaShop on a remote server/host.

You may wish to install on your local machine, either in order to test PrestaShop before investing money in a server and domain name, or to customize your shop locally before you push your modifications to the PrestaShop installation that would already you have online.