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How to setup your online shop with the PrestaShop InstantApps

Setting up an Online Shop

This tutorial shows you how to create your own PrestaShop online shop with a few clicks.

Requirements

PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution. The software is published under the Open Software License. It is written in the PHP programming language with support for the MySQL database management system.

There are two steps to deploy the PrestaShop application

  • Deploying PrestaShop
  • Configuring PrestaShop

Deploying PrestaShop

1 . Click Create Server button in the control panel.

Control Panel

2 . On the server creation page, enter the basic information for your server:

  • The name of your server
  • (Optional) The tag you want to assign to it . Tags let you organize your servers, you can assign any tag to each server.

3 . Once your server information are complete, select PrestaShop.

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4 . Click Create Server on the right bottom of the server creation page which will launch your server.

Opening the mail ports to send an e-mail

To avoid spam, remote mail ports cannot be reached from our infrastructure by default. As PrestaShop requires to send mail, these ports need to be opened. Your account needs to be validated to perform this operation. To get your account reviewed, please contact our assistance.

1 . In the details of your Cloud Server click on Advanced to display the advanced settings.

2 . Click the Change button to modify the Security Group of your Server.

Edit security group

3 . On Security Group details, set Block SMTP to No.

Configure security group

The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Servers. BareMetal cloud servers need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.

Configuring Prestashop

When your server is running, the server’s IP address is available in the server list on the control panel.

Connect to it, by using SSH, to recover the database password for your PrestaShop. Once you are connected to your server, the following message appear on your screen:

MOTD

Save your password, as you will need it in the next step.

1 . To access your PrestaShop, go to http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP/ (for example: http://212.47.0.0/).

2 . Enter this address in your browser. The PrestaShop Installation Assistant is displayed:

Installer

3 . Fill the information about your shop as requested by the form and submit it. You will then be asked to provide the database information for your shop:

Database information

4 . Enter the password and validate the form.

PrestaShop is now installed automatically on your Cloud Server.

Once the installation is finished, you can remove the installation directory, by typing sudo rm -r /var/www/html/install/ in your SSH client.

You can see your online shop now at http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP/ (for example: http://212.47.0.0/):

PrestaShop Front

An admin interface is available at http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP/admin (for example: http://212.47.0.0/admin):

Admin interface

You can edit the details of your shop, add products and check the performance statistics from this interface.

More information about the admin interface of PrestaShop are available in the offical documentation.

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