***Guideline*** Installing Prestashop 1.6!!!

By Dinh Nghia Tran In: Prestashop Tutorials

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Technology is constantly developing and Prestashop is exactly the same. We had gone are tough times with Prestashop version 1.5, with a lot of technical issues. We are always looking forward to the perfection, and the latest version has been launched. Based on your contributions, we try to complete our products every day in order to show the best themes in the market. We believe that Prestashop 1.6 will bring you exciting experiences on your online store. You also check our list update theme into Prestashop version at HERE!

How to Install Prestashop 1.6

You just follow our guideline, we use photos and video to illustrate in detailed step by step. Thus, let’s start and enjoy with us!

• Download the latest Prestashop package from the PrestaShop’s official website.

• For local installation – Extract the package on your localhost (wamp/www or xampp/htdocs).

• For installation in your hosting – Upload the installation package via cPanel’s File Manager or using an FTP client. Bear in mind that the uploaded package should reside under the public_html directory, which is the web root folder for your account, or alternatively under a subdirectory of it.

• Before go to installation wizard, a new database should be created. Add the corresponding user to the database, you should select the “utf8-general-ci”

Once the Prestashop Quickstart package is extracted (and uploaded to your hosting if you install in hosting), let’s install. First you have to access the directory where you have uploaded the PrestaShop installation package.

• In localhost, it could be like this: http://localhost/prestashop

• In your hosting, it should be http://yourdomainname.com (if you upload to “public_html” folder) or http://yourdomainname.com/prestashop (if you upload to “public_html/prestashop” folder)

Well done! now we would see the Prestashop installation wizard.

Step 1: The installation process you can select the default language you prefer to use in your online shop. Once done, press the “Next” button at the bottom-right part of your screen.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Step 2: The next page is the License Agreement, read it and accept the terms and condition then hit the “Next” button.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Step 3: In this store information page, add your store details: store name, country that your store is located, and your store account details, please keep the info somewhere as you need it to manage your store.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Step 4: In the System configuration page, add your database server address, database name, database login, password and prefix. If you haven’t created database yet, to login your PPHMYADMIN to create new database and add it in the System configuration page. You should select the “utf8-general-ci” collaboration.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Step 5: Hit the Next button and you’re navigated to the store installation, you would see the installation status with details.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Step 6: Your PrestaShop application is now installed! It is recommended that you bookmark the links on this page for later, especially the URL to the admin area.

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6

Below is an example of Prestashop Frontend

tutorial installing prestashop 1.6


We hope that our guidelines would be useful on installing Prestashop 1.6 process with you. If you have any problems about this process, comment below our post or contact us. We answer all emails within 24 hours. 


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