I am going to give detailed instructions on installing SugarCRM in a shared server environment. For this article we will be using Sugar Community Edition. Note: some things may differ depending on your shared server environment.
My environment consists of:
- Platform: Linux
- Web Server: Apache
- Database: MySQL
- Language: PHP
First go to http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/download/sugar-suite.html to download the latest release of SugarCRM.
Create your MYSQL database. We will call our database sugar1.
Create or choose a domain name that will be used to access your SugarCRM once it is installed. We will pretend our domain name is www.sugar1.com .
Copy the SugarCRM files that you just downloaded from your computer onto your web server via FTP. Be sure to copy these files in the root directory for www.sugar1.com .
Check and set platform requirements and configurations before installing. My platform and configuration was already set to go. You can see what these are here: http://www.sugarcrm.com/wiki/index.php?title=Platform_Requirements_and_Configurations .
Now you can install SugarCRM using the sugar setup wizard. To access this type this URL in a web browser: www.sugar1.com/install.php . You will then see the setup wizard pictured below.