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Installing Miva Merchant 5
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Jim McCormick on 20 September 2010 10:29 AM
Installing Miva Merchant 5

Installing Miva Merchant 5

You will need FTP access to your site to complete the Installation.

You should contact your Host Provider for information regarding FTP access.

**Please make sure you read through these directions completely before starting your Installation. Thanks!

1. Download the Merchant 5.00 installation file via the FTP info towards the bottom of this email. Most people will want to download "", for Windows or "Merchant5-5.5_PR7-XXXX.tar" for Mac. (XXXX would be standard or bundled depending on your license type)

2. Untar or unzip the file you downloaded.

4. Once it has completed, you will need to FTP to your website.

5. You want to go into your site's Web directory.

6. Take the mm5 folder on your local computer and place it in your site's Web directory.

7. Once completed, you can disconnect from FTP.

8. Open up a web browser and goto (This may be different depending on where your host has Miva Merchant installed.)

9. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the setup.

You have now successfully installed Miva Merchant 5!!

-If this is a fresh install, you can now log into your Miva Merchant admin and start building your store.

-If this is an Upgrade from Miva Merchant 4.x, you can now follow the provisioning documentation available separately. Please contact Miva support to obtain these docs if you need them. You will want to use this tool to export from your v4 store:,1

(If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Miva Support.)

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