How to Install Magento on Ryzen/Linux VPS – FireVPS

Installing Magento on a Ryzen-powered Linux VPS can significantly enhance your e-commerce platform’s performance. Magento is a popular open-source e-commerce platform, and with FireVPS, you can leverage powerful Ryzen processors to ensure your online store runs smoothly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Magento on a Linux VPS.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, ensure you have the following:

  1. A Ryzen-powered Linux VPS from FireVPS.
  2. SSH access to your VPS.
  3. A domain name pointed to your VPS.
  4. Basic knowledge of Linux command line.
  5. A LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) installed on your VPS.

Step 1: Access Your VPS

  1. Open your terminal (or use an SSH client like PuTTY).
  2. Connect to your VPS using SSH:
sh
ssh root@your_vps_ip

Step 2: Update Your System

Before installing anything, update your package manager:

sh
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 3: Install Apache

If you don’t have Apache installed, you can install it using the following command:

sh
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Start and enable Apache to run on boot:

sh
sudo systemctl start apache2
sudo systemctl enable apache2

Step 4: Install MySQL

Magento requires a database to store data. Install MySQL using:

sh
sudo apt install mysql-server -y

Secure your MySQL installation:

sh
sudo mysql_secure_installation

Create a database for Magento:

sh
sudo mysql -u root -p

Inside the MySQL prompt, run the following commands:

sql
CREATE DATABASE magento;
CREATE USER ‘magentouser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘yourpassword’;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON magento.* TO ‘magentouser’@’localhost’;
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
EXIT;

Step 5: Install PHP

Magento requires PHP. Install PHP and necessary extensions:

sh
sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql php-cli php-common
php-gd php-curl php-intl php-xsl php-mbstring php-zip php-soap php-bcmath -y

Step 6: Configure Apache for Magento

Create a new virtual host configuration file for Magento:

sh
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/magento.conf

Add the following configuration:

apache


ServerAdmin admin@yourdomain.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/magento
ServerName yourdomain.com
ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com
<Directory/var/www/html/magento/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/magento_error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/magento_access.log combined

 

Enable the new site and rewrite module:

sh
sudo a2ensite magento.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 7: Install Composer

Magento uses Composer for managing dependencies. Install Composer using:

sh
sudo apt install curl -y
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 8: Download Magento

Navigate to the web root directory and download Magento:

sh
cd /var/www/html
sudo composer create-project –repository-url=https://repo.magento.com/
magento/project-community-edition magento

You’ll be prompted for Magento authentication keys, which you can get from the Magento Marketplace.

Step 9: Set the Correct Permissions

Set the correct permissions for Magento:

sh
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/magento
sudo find /var/www/html/magento -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
sudo find /var/www/html/magento -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Step 10: Install Magento

Run the Magento setup script:

sh
cd /var/www/html/magento
sudo bin/magento setup:install \
–base-url=http://yourdomain.com \
–db-host=localhost \
–db-name=magento \
–db-user=magentouser \
–db-password=yourpassword \
–admin-firstname=First \
–admin-lastname=Last \
–admin-email=admin@yourdomain.com \
–admin-user=admin \
–admin-password=admin123 \
–language=en_US \
–currency=USD \
–timezone=America/Chicago \
–use-rewrites=1

Step 11: Finalize Installation

Once the installation is complete, configure Apache to serve the Magento directory:

sh
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Change the DocumentRoot to point to /var/www/html/magento:

apache
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/magento

Restart Apache:

sh
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 12: Access Your Magento Store

Open your web browser and go to http://yourdomain.com. You should see the Magento storefront. Access the admin panel by going to http://yourdomain.com/admin.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can successfully install Magento on a Ryzen-powered Linux VPS from FireVPS. With FireVPS, you get a robust, high-performance environment that ensures your Magento store runs smoothly and efficiently. Enjoy the benefits of a powerful VPS and a flexible, feature-rich e-commerce platform to take your online business to the next level. If you encounter any issues, FireVPS’s excellent customer support is always available to assist you.
For further customization and optimization, consider exploring additional Magento extensions and configurations tailored to your business needs. Happy selling!

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