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  1. Download the PrestaShop archive and unzip it on your computer.
  2. Create a database for PrestaShop on your server.
  3. Upload all the files from the unzipped archive to your server.
  4. Open the files' location in your browser ; you should be redirected to the /install/ folder.
  5. Using your MySQL access codes, follow the instructions from the installer's screens.
  6. Once installed, delete the /install/ folder and rename the /admin/ folder to something unique to you for instance, {{/4dm1n/).
  7. Check that everything works:
    • Visit your website
    • Connect to your back-office (the admin folder that your renamed), using the access codes you set during the installation process.

You're done! Start adding product, changing theme, downloading modules...

Downloading and unzipping the PrestaShop archive


You have only one choice: the latest stable version, ready for all websites.

Click on the download buttonsbutton, and save the archive on your computer (such as on the desktop). You should get a file named "" (or an equivalent, depending on the version numbers).


The downloaded file is an archive, meaning one file containing all of PrestaShop's files in compressed form. In order to continue with the process, you must uncompress the archive using a proper. *

If your operating system does not natively support Zip files, you can download and install a dedicated tool, such as 7-zip (% free), WinZip (30-day trial) or WinRAR (30-day trial).