The Freshest Magento 2 Installation
The starting point for exploring the broad advantages and capabilities of Magento 2 is to download and install the platform.
Despite the awesome functionality Magento 2 is harder to install than the previous version of software. This necessitated the emergence of multiple installation guides across the Internet. But, most of them point at the manual way of installation, or cast a lot of console spells to install different server-side software, or just loose their relevance gradually.
On the other hand, there is a bunch of ready Magento 2 stores installed in online demos, but most of them are also outdated. Besides, in this case you can’t play around with files, command-line scripts, tests, etc.
Rapid obsolescence is pretty natural since Magento 2 is still in Beta and the code is subject to change until the GA release. Nevertheless, our ultimate goal is to overcome this obstacle and always have available a fresh Magento 2 version.
Below we share, we believe, a great way to install the latest Magento 2 any time you follow this guide. The solution uses Vagrant and Puppet to setup a full-featured Ubuntu box with Magento2 inside. All you need is to install VirtualBox and Vagrant, launch a couple of commands, and enjoy the freshest M2 already running.
Magento 2 Installation
Vagrant Configuration to Run Magento 2
This Vagrant configuration sets up the required environment and installs the latest available Magento 2 running on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr).
- Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr);
- Apache 2.4 with mods enabled;
- MySQL 5.6;
- PHP 5.5.9 with all the extensions required for Magento 2;