1. In the Database Connection section, do the following:
a. Set Database Type to “MySQL.”
b. In the Host field, enter the server’s fully qualified host name or IP address. If your
database server is on the same host as your web server, enter “localhost.”
c. Refer to the database credentials from Part 1: Step 5, and enter the following:
- Database Name
- User Name
- User Password
d. (Optional) The Table prefix is used when there are multiple instances of Magento that
share a single database.
2. In the Web Access Options section, do the following:
a. Enter the Base URL for the Magento store.
b. In the Admin Path filed, enter the base URL for the store’s Admin Panel. (The default
value is “admin.”)
c. To display charts in the Dashboard, select the Enable Charts checkbox.
d. If you are installing Magento to a development or test environment, and the Web server is
not verifiable, select the Skip Base URL Validation Before the Next Step checkbox.
Otherwise, leave the checkbox unselected.
e. (Recommended) To enable the Apache mod_rewrite module, select the Use Web Server
(Apache) Rewrites checkbox. To learn more, see the Knowledge Base article: Installing and
Configuring Required Prerequisite Software.
f. (Recommended) If your server has a valid security certificate, select the Use Secure URLs
(SSL) checkbox. Then, complete the following:
3. In the Session Storage Options section, set Save Session Data In to one of the following:
File System Stores user session data on the file system in the magentoinstall-dir/var/session
directory. File-based session storage is the
most common configuration.
Database Stores user session data in the database. Choose database
storage for a clustered database, or if system access is slow.
4. When the Configuration settings are complete, click the Continue button.