How to install Blesta via the web
This demo assumes you have a Blesta license, and starts from their home page.
Now let’s learn how to download and install Blesta, using the Web Installation method.
Click the Download button to download the latest version of Blesta.
Next, you’ll want to upload the contents of the Blesta directory to your server.
In Windows, right click the downloaded Blesta zip file…
Then click Extract All and extract the contents.
Once the files are extracted, navigate to the extracted folder.
It is the contents of the blesta folder that you need to upload to your server, where you will be accessing Blesta.
Open your favourite File Transfer program… like FileZilla.
Now upload the contents of the blesta folder to your server.
In this case, we’ll install it in a folder called blestatest within public_html. Create the blestatest folder.
Then upload the contents of the blesta folder to the folder we just created.
Next we have to create a database that Blesta can be installed into.
From our control panel, click MySQL Databases.
Then create your new database, making sure to write down the database name.
Create a user for this database.
Then add the user you just created to the database you created.
Be sure to check All Privileges, then click Make Changes.
That’s it! The database is all setup, and we are now ready to continue with the installation.
For the Web Installation method, use your browser and navigate to the URL where you uploaded Blesta.
In our case, that’s:
Click Continue with Installation.
Then click to agree to the terms and conditions.
Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements. If so, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your database information.
If you have a license key, enter it now… otherwise, click to start a free trial.
Then create your Staff account.
When ready, click Finish.
That’s it! Blesta has been successfully installed, and we’ve been logged in for the first time automatically.
This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install Blesta using the Web Installation method.