• Brief Introduction
• Example of CMS
• System Requirement
• Magento is an open source ecommerce web
application that was launched on March 31,
• It was developed by Varien (now Magento
Inc) with help from the programmers within
the open source community but is owned
solely by Magento Inc.
• A content management system is software that
keeps track of every piece of content on your
• Content can be simple text, photos, music,
video, documents, or just about anything you
can think of.
• A major advantage of using a CMS is that it
requires almost no technical skill or knowledge
to manage. Since the CMS manages all your
content, you don't have to.
• Content Management System
• Magento’s CMS uses a WYSIWYG editor with support for
• Build complex content pages, create multiple versions of a
page, restrict publishing privileges and create menus.
• Easily add CMS pages to the navigation menu and create,
copy or delete different CMS hierarchy trees for each
website and store view individually .
• Magento was built using the Zend
Framework. It uses the Entity Attribute value
(EAV) database model to store data.
• The Magento Community Edition is the only
free version of Magento available.
• Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-
oriented web application
framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed
under the New BSD License.
• EAV is also known as Object Attribute Value
model, vertical database model and open
• The Magento provides you with the ability to
manage your eCommerce stores by providing calls
for working with resources such as customers,
categories, products, and sales orders.
• It also allows you to manage shopping carts and
• Site Management
• Marketing, Promotions and Conversion Tools
• Search Engine Optimization
• Checkout, Payment and Shipping
• Product Browsing
• Catalog Browsing
• Linux or another UNIX-compatible operating system
• Apache Web Server (1.x or 2.x)
• PHP 5.2.0 or newer, with the following extensions / add-ons:
• MySQL 4.1.20 or newer
• A Send mail-compatible Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)
– Magento will connect directly to an SMTP server if you don’t have an MTA
• Step 1: Download the latest stable Magento package
• Step 2: Upload the package on your hosting account
through your cPanel -> File Manager or using
an FTP client.
• You can learn more about cPanel from our cPanel
• Step 3: Create a MySQL database and assign a user to
it through cPanel -> MySQL Databases. Remember
the database details, since you will need them during
the script installation
• The MySQL database is created with your username
as prefix - username_databasename, and this is the
name you have to use for your application.
• Step 4: In our example we will install Magento in
the public_html/magento folder. Once the package is
uploaded and extracted and you have a MySQL
• Step 6: Enter the database details: Database
Name, User Name and User Password. You can
leave the other options intact.
Click on the check box next to "Skip Base URL
validation before next step".
• Step 7: At this point you should enter the
personal information and the admin login details
which you want to use. You can leave
the Encryption Key field empty and the script will
generate one for you.