Shopware 5 Installer

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In this article we describe how the installation of Shopware works.

Get the installation package

You can get the installation package on 2 different ways, which we describe here:

One-File Installer

The most simple method to install Shopware is the One-File-Installer. Just download it using the button "Free download" and upload this file to your emtpy webserver directory. Then open your shops URL, the One-File Installer opens and will download and unzip the latest Shopware release package for you. After unpacking the installation package, the One-File Installer will delete itself and forward you to the installer.

Manual download

Install Shopware manually is also pretty simple: Just download the latest package. Choose the newest version and click the button "Shopware - Install". The package will be downloaded to your local computer.

If your webserver is able to unpack zip files, you can just upload the installation package to your webserver in the desired directory and unzip it there. If your hoster don't let you unzip files, you have to unzip the package locally and upload all files summarized, which will take much more time. If you want to know, if and how unpacking works on your server, please contact your hoster.

After unpacking / uploading you can open your shops URL, you will automatically be forwarded to the installer in /recovery/install and the installation process can start.

The installation


In the welcome step you can select your preferred language for the installation. In an afterwards step you can also select your preferred language for the shop and its backend, this setting is just for the installation process.

System requirements

the installer dynamically checks, wheather or not the system requirements are fulfilled. Some things, which are not a absolute deal breaker for running Shopware like a missing IonCube encryption will not be faulted, because IonCube is not neccessary to run Shopware. If all requirements are fulfilled, the matrix won't show up and you can directly proceed:

If the requirements are not fulfilled, the depending setting will automatically extend and the installer shows you, what the problem is.

If you can't solve the problem on your own, please contact your hoster.

End user license

In this step you can read the license under which Shopware is licensed. To proceed, you have to agree to this license terms.

Database configuration

Here the installer asks fopr your database credentials. Before doing this, make sure, that an empty database already exists.

After entering your credentials, the field "Database name" will show all databases to which this user has access to. Choose the desired database for the Shopware installation and click Next.


In this step the installer will install the Shopware database. Click Start installation to start the database installation.

When the database is imported completely, you can proceed.

Shopware license

If you bought a Shopware license, you can enter it here. First, click on "Yes, I have purchased a Shopware license" and enter your license in the appearing field.

If you don't have a license or you are not sure what to enter, just use "No, I would like to use the free Connunity Edition", you will have the possibility to add a license after the installation.


Here you set up the basic things for your shop:

  • The E-mail address of the shop will be used later for sending all the mails form the shop to your customers.
  • Main language defines the language which will be used as default in the frontend and the backend.
  • At the Defaul currency you can select Euro, Sterling or US-Dollar. The here chosen currency will be used as default currency in the whole shop with the currency factor 1. After the installation you can edit and add new currencies.
  • The fields starting from Admin name concerns the admin user in the backend, enter the desired data here. If needed, you can add other backend users in the backend after the installation.


The installation is finished and you can now switch from the installer to your backend, frontend or to the "First steps" guide, which gives you further informations about the first steps in Shopware.

Shopware 5 First Run Wizard

After installing Shopware and opening the backend for the first time, the First Run Wizard will appear to guide you through the first configuration steps. We describe the First Run Wizard in a seperate article: Shopware 5 First Run Wizard.

Shopware Advanced Features

If you own a commercial license for Shopware, you got access to the Shopware Advanced Features, what they are and where to get them is described in the following article: Shopware Advanced Features

Tips & Hints

Calling my Shops URL nothing is displayed!

If that happens, you may uploaded the files in the wrong folder on your webserver. In the most cases the webservers folder is called "httpsdocs" or "www". You can take a look in your hosters admin panel to see, which folder is used for displaying websites. Edit this folder or move the files in the correct one. If you have problems, please contact your hoster.

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