What do you need to know before installing Magento on Windows?

Launching a Magento store is a complex and rather long process. The first step is to install Magento. You have several options for installing it. In this guide, you will learn what you need to know before installing Magento 2.

1. Can Magento 2 run on Windows?

Magento is unlike many software. You can't just run Magento on your computer. It requires a server to work. 

2. How to install Magento 2 in Windows 10?

You can install Magento in one of two places, but they are different and you should choose it based on your needs and capabilities:

  • Local server

Installing on your computer using a local server can be tricky for a beginner as additional installations are required, assistance is difficult to get, access from only one computer, the need to move to a web server to get it up and running.

  • Web server

The web server is specially designed to host websites and you will have access to the server from any location. Your server will need to support PHP and MySQL. Magento works well on Apache or Ngnix servers but it is possible to run Magento on a Windows server.

3. Where to download Magento for Windows?

You can download the Magento 2 package from one of the following sources:

After installing Magento 2, you will need to set up your server. This is a technically complex process, but to avoid reading endless tutorials to find out what Nginx, PHP, or MySQL configuration is required for Magento 2, you can use our Magento Server Configuration and Migration Service. Our experts will help you set up a server, select a server provider, calculate the optimal server capacity and help you choose add-ons. In addition to this, you will receive a 2-month warranty on all work done.

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