Installing PrestaShop using the command-line script
Since version 1.5.4, PrestaShop has had a command-line installer.
What it is
This special installer makes it possible to install PrestaShop without the need to use a web browser: simply put the content of the zip archive on your web server, and you can install PrestaShop through your command-line interface (CLI). Any CLI software can be used as long as you can use it to interact with the server's commands: Bash, Windows PowerShell, OS X Terminal, PuTTY, etc.
The point of having a CLI installer in addition to the regular in-browser installer is to give this option to cater for some advanced users, who often prefer command-line interfaces as they tend to provide a more concise and powerful means to control a program or operating system.
How to use it
The CLI installer is easy to use: from your terminal, go to the
/install-dev) folder, and start the script with this command:
This will display the various available options.
All the options from the regular in-browser installer are available, with their default value listed. Almost all default values value can be left as is, because you can edit them all from the PrestaShop back-office once the installation is done. Note that the e-mail and password are the ones used to create the administrator's back-office account...
To start the installation, you only need to provide one argument. In reality, you need to provide more:
- domain. The location where you want your store to appear.
- db_server. The database server address.
- db_name. The name of the database you want to use.
- db_user. The username for the database you want to use.
- db_password. The password for the database username above.
If you also set the
List of arguments
Here is the list of arguments for index_cli.php as of version 1.6:
|--language||en||language iso code|
|--db_clear||1 (true)||Drop existing tables|
|--db_create||0 (false)||Create the database if it does not exist yet|
|--name||PrestaShop||Name of the shop|
|--license||0 (false)||Show PrestaShop's license|
|--newsletter||1 (true)||Subscribe administrator to PrestaShop's newsletter|
|--send_email||1 (true)||Send an email to the administrator after installation|