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How to setup your online shop with the PrestaShop InstantApps
This tutorial shows you how to create your own PrestaShop online shop with a few clicks.
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.
In the Compute section of the management console, click the Create a Server button.
Click the InstantApps tab and select PrestaShop.
Enter the basic information for your server:
- The geographical region of your server
- The commercial offer of 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.
- Click Create a new Server on the bottom of the server creation page which will launch your server.
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.
In the Compute section of the management console, click the Security Groups tab.
Click … next to your instances security group, then on More info.
Activate the checkbox Enable SMTP to unblock the SMTP ports for instances in this security group.
The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Instances.
BareMetal cloud instances need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.
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:
Save your password, as you will need it in the next step.
The installation of PrestaShop may take a few minutes. If no password is shown, disconnect from the instance and reconnect to it a few minutes later.
To access your PrestaShop, go to http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP/ (for example:
Enter this address in your browser. The PrestaShop Installation Assistant is displayed:
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:
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:
An admin interface is available at
http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP/admin (for example:
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.