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How to Install Magento 2 on Localhost Using XAMPP

Magento 2 is a powerful ecommerce platform loaded with an arsenal of useful features. There are hundreds of thousands of ecommerce stores built on the popular ecommerce CMS. However, many people face issues in installing Magento 2 on localhost.

In this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to install Magento 2 on localhost. Magento is releasing updated versions of Magento 2 day-by-day. Hence, I am going to install Magento 2.1.4 on my localhost using XAMPP for this tutorial.


  • Apache 2.2 or 2.4
  • PHP 5.6.5–5.6.x, 7.0.2, 7.0.4, 7.0.6–7.0.x
  • MySQL 5.7

To read more requirements, click here.

Download and Extract Magento 2

Go to the Magento official website and download Magento 2.

download magento 2

Now go to xampp/htdocs and create the directory ‘magento.’ Extract the Magento 2.1.4 archive in xampp/htdocs/magento.

create directory

Open XAMPP Control Panel

Now open your XAMPP Control Panel.

open xampp

Click on Apache’s Config and then navigate to PHP (php.ini).

config xamp

Now search for extension=php_intl.dll and extension=php_xsl.dll, and remove the semicolon “;” at the beginning from both.




Start the Apache and MySQL services from XAMPP control panel.

open services

Install Magento 2 on Localhost

Go to phpMyAdmin and create a database with the name magento2.

create database

Open the web browser and explore localhost/magento. Now click on Agree and Setup Magento.

agree setup

The first step for installing Magento 2 on localhost is to perform a Readiness check. After successful checking, click on Next.

Readlines check

Now the database configuration page will appear. Here, enter database details and database name which will be the same as the one you created in phpMyAdmin (magento2). After completing this step, click on Next.

database configuration

Now complete the web configuration, your store, and admin panel address. After web configuration, click on Next.

web configuration

Now customize your store and click on Next.

customize store

Create an Admin account and click on Next.

Admin account

All ready! Just hit the Install Now button.

Install Now

Open your store by exploring localhost/magento and you will see the following result:

output frontend

Open your admin panel by exploring localhost/admin and the following screen will appear:

output admin

Note: If the following error appears on accessing the admin panel, just go to xampp/htdocs/magento/var/cache and delete all the folders from it.

admin error

Final Words:

After following the steps above, you should be able to install Magento 2 on localhost using XAMPP. Now start adding the products and explore the awesome features of Magento 2. If you have any questions about the tutorial above or would like to share your thoughts, just leave a comment below.

About Author

Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan is an expert in PHP and Magento, he prefers to educate users in implementing and learning Magento. When not working, he loves to watch cricket.

  • Prafull

    SQLSTATE[HY000] [2006] MySQL server has gone away
    while installing magento 2

    • Ihor Kalaida

      In MYSQL setup, set wait_timeout to a value such as 500,

  • Sovai Kean

    After installed successfully, error style and icon not showing

    • Please remove the following:


  • Aleem

    How to configure Cron job in this case ?

  • Neelakanta Kalla

    awesome bro

  • Junaid Ur Rehman

    Dear Brother,

    appreciated your work and very useful information. Right now after installation of magento, facing admin page issue. when I am going to localhost/magento or but not getting admin login page. what can i do to resolve ?

    • Junaid Ur Rehman

      when i am going on page is directing on my domain does that means magento has been installed ?

      • Thanks for your appreciation.

        1. To access admin panel, enter localhost/magento/admin in the web browser.
        2.You mean that it is redirecting to the homepage of your Magento store?

  • Arun Kumar

    thanks bro i appreciate your work ….khudaa hafij

  • Tiger Xiaoxun Huang

    Thank you buddy, it really helps me a lot. However, I have a problem that I failed the readiness check due to a lack of php extension missing. I do not have PHP Extension soap, how to fix this problem. Do I need to download the .dll?

    • Tiger Xiaoxun Huang

      OK, I solved it. Hope it will be fine.

    • You’re Welcome and I think its not normal, and is it working fine now?

  • Jes

    I am having an issue which seems to be common and no answers I have found actually work. None of the links in the admin section work. Cannot open system, stores etc. Any ideas?

  • Danish Imran

    Dear Brother..

    I appreciated your information regarding MAGENTO.. Now i have installed successfully but i am facing an error of CRON Job.. kindly advise how to rectify that issue.

    • Thanks for your appreciation. Can you please tell me that which error are you facing?

  • ankit

    How to upload free downloadable theme on magento, xampp localhost.