Installing PrestaShop 8 using the command-line script
PrestaShop also has an installer for command-line installations.
This special installer makes it possible to install PrestaShop without the need to use a web browser: simply put the content of the zip archive on your web server, and you can install PrestaShop through your command-line interface (CLI).
Any CLI software can be used, as long as you can use it to interact with the server's commands: Bash, Windows PowerShell, OS X Terminal, PuTTY, etc.
The point of having a CLI installer in addition to the regular in-browser installer is to give this option to cater to some advanced users, who often prefer command-line interfaces as they tend to provide a more concise and powerful means to control a program or operating system.
The CLI installer is easy to use: from your terminal, go to the
/install-dev) folder (meaning you have previously unzipped the prestashop.zip file), and start the script with this command:
$ php index_cli.php
This will display the various available options.
The Options page on the CLI installer.
All the options from the regular in-browser installer are available, with their default value listed. Almost all default values can be left as is because you can edit them all from the PrestaShop back office once the installation is done.
The e-mail and password are the ones used to create the administrator's back office account.
To start the installation, you need to 5 arguments:
- domain. The location where you want your store to appear.
- db_server. The database server address.
- db_name. The name of the database you want to use.
- db_user. The username for the database you want to use.
- db_password. The password for the database username used above.
$ php index_cli.php --domain=example.com --db_server=sql.example.com --db_name=prestashop --db_user=root --db_password=123456789
The CLI installer showing an "Installation successful" message.
If you also set the
Here is the list of arguments for
index_cli.phpas of version 8: