This will get you started
As i am new to this, the tutorial link is too confusing to understand... is there any other best tutorial to refer ? i am trying to install Magento on windows7
not much help here.....and to say it's 100.000 members community.
Install Xampp with PHP v5.5 or above. Install Composer. Now I would like you to download Magento 2 zip from magentocommerce.com/download. Create new db in phpmyadmin, extract zip in the htdocs folder. Install Magento 2 via web browser but do not use localhost use 127.0.0.1 in store URL and admin URL. After successful installation DO NOT run magento.
Now we are going to perform few actions, press WINDOWS KEY + R to open RUN dialog and type “cmd” to open Command Prompt.
Type “cd PATH_TO_YOUR_MAGENTO2_FILES” to enter in Magento 2 ROOT directory.
Now to verify Composer installation in above directory, type “composer install”.
If you get any error in this step, please check your Composer installation
In this step, we are setting up static content to deploy on our Magento store. To perform this, type “php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy”.
If you get any error, check your PHP.EXE and PHP.INI Environment Variable
Clear / Flush Magento cache by typing “php bin/magento cache:flush” in CMD.
And finally, to Reindex Magento Static Blocks type “php bin/magento indexer:reindex”.
You are done with successful installation of Magento 2.
thank you. will try something.
what composer are you talking about?
Composer will install/update the dependencies related to Magento modules;
you can download the window installer at https://getcomposer.org/download/ and point to xampp/php/php.exe during installation.
Then use it in the cmd console as said.