First download Magento from Magento Official Website. Below is the link of Magento Official site

http://www.magentocommerce.com/

Download the latest version of Magento from it’s official website, Currently the latest version of Magento is 1.7.0

Download the zip file and then unzip it in your system.
magento download

Simply upload all the files on the root directory of your server. It takes hardly two to three hours if you have broadband internet connections. Time may be alter as it depends on the speed of internet. Magento have more than 12,000 Files in it. So that’s why it’s very heavy E-commerce CMS (Content Management Software ).

Still the story doesn’t end here, many steps are left in the installation of magento.

Magento is visible on your server but not work properly

so follow these steps

Go to Errors Folder and replace local.xml.sample to local.xml

Then go to this file /lib/Zend/Cache/Backend/File.php

Open the File.php file

see this code

protected $_options = array(
‘cache_dir’ => ‘null’,

and replace it with this one

protected $_options = array(
‘cache_dir’ => ‘tmp/’,

Now make a folder with name of tmp in a root directory.

That’s it , now Magento is ready to use 🙂

Above process is a solution of this error:

exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons

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