Free download of Shopware 5 and Shopware 6
Where to get the Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 download file, how to place it on your server, how to view the system requirements and how to install the store, we will demonstrate in this Shopware tutorial.
Good reasons to use Shopware: Info and details about the store system of the winners
You could be brief and say that Shopware is a store system that allows its users to create their own online store. But this simple description does not do justice to the interest and hype that this software has enjoyed in recent years: the jubilation over its simply structured interface and the easy inclusion of plug-ins has made Shopware one of the most popular downloads of German entrepreneurs and represents for many the reference of online store systems.
Success made in Germany
In the meantime, we have arrived at the sixth version and Shopware AG has long since broken away from its encrypted roots: When the decision was made around 2010 to make the software open source and extendable to one’s own taste, the company’s success story really took off: Because the Shopware team is German-speaking and they know the local market inside and out after long market experience, downloading Shopware is an obligatory no-brainer for many entrepreneurs.
An unusual success story: Hamann becomes Shopware
The founder of Shopware is Stefan Hamann and he was only 16 years old when the business was founded. To begin his journey as an entrepreneur, he first had to have himself declared legally competent by the local district court and get support from his brother: the latter assisted him in the visual area and completed a large order with him: both were to create their own store system for a customer, because the solutions available at the time proved to be unappealing and far too bulky. When the brothers saw how positively their work was received, they came up with the idea of including the product in the regular range and bringing it to the man. With growing success, the small Hamann GmbH became the well-known Shopware AG and the rest is history.
Shopware Download - There you will find the necessary files
No matter which store system you want to set up, everything starts with a download and that’s exactly what we want to talk about today, where do you actually get Shopware 5 or Shopware 6, what kind of file is available to you and how do you get from the data to the active store. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode today. However, if you want to take the path of least resistance, you can simply contact the experts at eBakery and let us take care of the installation, setup or migration from 5 to 6. You can find all the information on the linked page.
Download the files
But now back to the topic. Since we assume that German will be your preferred language, you should enter “shopware.com/en/download” in your URL line in the browser. It doesn’t matter if you want to download Shopware 5 or Shopware 6. Because you make this choice on the page. Both versions can be downloaded for free. We do this for both systems. Then you will find a compressed .zip file. Before you continue with them, make sure that you or your system meets the system requirements. You can find them in the Shopware Docs section. Now you can unpack the .zip file in the desired directory of your server.
Shopware Download - How to install your Shopware Shopware
We use the local method for our video. Accordingly, we start MAMP once, go to the website and should then find the installation window. Accordingly, you need to upload your files to the server and call the URL of your store in the browser. Then it should look the same for you. If this is not the case, but it looks like in our video, then you have to enter the URL “/index.php” and you can then start the installation process. In the first step, the language can be selected. In our case, since you are also watching a German-language video, we will assume German. The next step is to check your system requirements. The green dot means – everything is fine. If you want to see a detailed view, click on the arrow next to it. In the third step, read through the terms and conditions and agree to them, otherwise you will not get anywhere here. Now you need to find the server name, a user and password and enter the database name. With this, we have made all the arrangements and can now start the installation.
Shopware Download – Community and Meetups
Shopware AG hosts the Shopware Community Day every year, where users can network and new products and events are promoted. As an additional highlight, a wide variety of presentations on diverse topics will be held, seamlessly involving the audience. Users and Fans regularly launch Meetups, which provide the perfect networking opportunities for you and take place at a much higher frequency than Community Day or other official Shopware AG events. When you join the community, you’ll quickly become educated on the latest developments in e-commerce and can quickly gain valuable knowledge and advantages over the competition. The reasons to download Shopware and join the community are many.
If you have any questions, contact eBakery
Then you give your store a name, enter an e-mail address and select the appropriate currency. This completes the installation and you can start with the store setup. If you don’t have the know-how for this, have a look at our following video. In it, we set up a Shopware store within 10 minutes. If you prefer to install Shopware 5, this help video is also available. If you need help with this, make an appointment directly.
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