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Magento Ecommerce – v1.3.2.4 Install Tips on 1and1 Hosting

Brief, non-detailed, overview of installing Magento Ecommerce Shopping Cart v1.3.2.4 on 1and1 Hosting

  1. Download Magento 1.3.2.4 and Sample Data 1.2.0 from http://www.magentocommerce.com/download/noregister
  2. Import Sample Data SQL files into database
  3. Copy Magento Sample Data’s media/catalog folder to Magento/media folder
  4. Follow Magento Installation Guide (http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/magento_installation_guide#installation1)
  5. Create a cgi-bin folder in Magento root and add the php5-cgi file from http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/magento_installation_guide#step_1upload_the_php5_cgi_binary
  6. FTP everything to the server
  7. Make a bunch of permission changes in a couple different places. See http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/magento_installation_guide
  8. Run install
  9. Ran across 2 errors during installation and searched/found/was successful via Google searches (can’t remember what the errors were)
    • One of the changes involved removing all of the countries except “English (United States)” and all of the currencies except “US Dollar” in the magento > app > etc > config.xml file
  10. Front-end 500 Server Error messages when trying to click on page links:
    • Tweaked the .htaccess file
    • Also made change in Magento Admin, under System > Configuration > Web > SEO > NO
  11. That may not be everything I did, but that’s most of it

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