Feb 3, 2015

Deploy PrestaShop (ecommerce website / shopping cart) on VPSie in minutes

In this tutorial will show you how to deploy PrestaShop on vpsie using out one click deployment option and Create your online store with PrestaShop in matter of minutes. PrestaShop is a free shopping cart software. allows you to build an ecommerce website for free and start selling online with hundreds of powerful features. First let me lay down some facts so that we eliminate any confusion and unnecesary headaches. Our setup will only work with 1GB of Ram or higher therefore if you are deploying it on Jerry package will not going to work. Having that cleared let’s start the deployment of the PrestaShop using VPSie. First you need to login to your VPSie account and head over to the first tab called VPSie and on the bottom of the page click on Add New VPSie button. On the next screen select Tom package or above. Screenshot 2015-07-14 22.00.04 For the sake of simplicity we will only select Public IP and choose the ssh key we have previously added to our account (if you don’t select the ssh key you will have to wait for the e-mail after the vpsie is created to get your password), then select the DC where you want your PrestaShop deployed. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 2.54.28 PM Next you click on the Apps tab and select PrestaShop from the application lists then type your hostname and click on Create VPSie button on the bottom. prestashop-selection-wizard-deploy-install You will receive an email confirmation the will look something like the screenshot below – which will have your Database root password ( you will need for database maintenance as root ) Prestashop database username ( you will need for the Prestashop setup wizard ) Prestashop database password ( you will need for the Prestashop setup wizard ) IP assigned to your server (Routable IP on the Internet ready for browsing) prestashop-username-password-creds You now can browse to https://VPSie-IP  to follow the PrestaShop installer. On the first page you will need to select your language then click the Next button. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.11.43 PM On the next page you will need to read carefully the License Agreements and accept it after you did that click the Next button to move forward. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.12.29 PM On the next page fill the form with your shop information select the shop type, time zone, your name, e-mail address and select a strong password. When done click next. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.14.45 PM In the next screen you need to fill up the information for your database. You will find the mysql user and mysql password details at your login screen. When completed the form with all the information click on “Test your database connection” button if it’s successfull then you can click on the Next button. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.18.47 PM On the next screen you will have to wait for the installation script to do it’s thing. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.22.06 PM When done you will be prompted and let you know that you need to delete the install folder from you server. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.24.29 PM To do that you will need to login to your PrestaShop vpsie console (Click on your VPSie—> Access —> Console Access) and run the following commands:
# cd /var/www/html/prestashop
# rm -rf install/
Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.27.33 PM When done you can access your admin panel by browsing the http:///admin and login with the e-mail address and password you filled in the form during the installation. Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 5.29.51 PM Once that is done your shop is ready to be populated with your awesome products and start selling. We wish you great success in your business. To start your free one month trial click here