Create a Bolt to host your store
If you don't have a Servebolt account yet, make your free account first. In Servebolt, make the Bolt to host your Magento 2 installation in your preferred region. Bolts are essentially free until you go live, which is a big bonus while developing.
Magento 2 installation options
There are several (too many!) different ways to install Magento 2.
- Run installation command with the Servebolt Magento 2 Installer
- Using the archive from Magento
- Using composer via SSH (external link, can be done much simpler on Servebolt)
- Using Github and composer (for developers)
We're just going to focus on the first option here: Servebolt Magento 2 Installer. Using our installer is by far the quickest and easiest way to get Magento 2 up and running. It is done in a few minutes.
Installing Magento 2
Log into SSH (learn more about SSH here) with the credentials you have received by email. Once you're logged in, simply type
magento-install on the command line. This will start the interactive installer.
(note, the $ sign is to signify you're on the command line, no need to copy that to the command line)
The installer will guide you through the setup and make a fresh copy of the most recent version of Magento 2 in approximately 1 minute.
Oh, if you prefer us to handle this, feel free to ask support for a fresh M2 install, and we will happily do it for you. Just open up a chat with us.
After you've completed the installations steps prompted by the Servebolt Magento 2 Installer, you'll end up with the login details. Go ahead and log in and enjoy your new Magento 2 installation. Next up is installing the Magento 2 Cron Jobs.