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How to Install PrestaShop on Cloud VPS

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At Hostwinds, you can install a number of software applications onto your Cloud Server or VPS with the click of a button.  If you need an online business presence, you might want to consider having our PrestaShop One-Click Application Installer on your short list.

What is PrestaShop?

PrestaShop is an eCommerce platform that allows you to create and manage a web based storefront.  Not only that, it allows you to develop your own themes and add-on modules, letting you customize your website and program your own additions to the software to make a truly unique website and storefront experience for your business.

In this guide, we will explain how to create a new server with PrestaShop as well as how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have PrestaShop using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating a New PrestaShop Server

Just follow these steps to create a new PrestaShop VPS:

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal from the drop down menu

Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Create button, and select Servers from the drop down menu

Step 4: Under Select Server Image, click on Applications in the navigation menu

Applications Options

Step 5: Click on PrestaShop option from the list of Applications to choose from

PrestaShop Template Option

Step 6: Select your server resources, location, and billing cycle, and select Create Server at the very bottom.

Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete the initial installation.

Step 7: Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8.

Step 8: Go to your PrestaShop server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS/

PrestShop setup page

Step 9: Fill in the information to complete final setup and configuration of your PrestaShop storefront

Reinstall PrestaShop On An Existing VPS / Cloud Server

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with PrestaShop installed.  Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it.

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal from the drop down menu

Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Server’s nickname you wish to reinstall PrestaShop to

Selecting server

Step 4: Click on the Actions option, and then select Reinstall from the drop down menu

Instance Reinstall Location Image

Step 5: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications menu item

Applications Options

Step 6: Click on PrestaShop option.

PrestaShop Template Option

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete the initial installation.

Step 7: Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8.

Step 8: Go to your PrestaShop server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS/

PrestShop setup page

Step 9: Fill in the information to complete final setup and configuration of your PrestaShop storefront