Why am I installing Magento

My goal before the end of March 2023 is to get a magento2 certification just to add to my resume. So currently a complete beginner when it comes to the software.


Cannot connect to MYSQL


  • Right username and password ? : In my case, username is the default “root” and password is empty.
  • Stop and restart mysql : I am on the ubuntu sub-system, so I simply type the following commands

sudo service mysql stop 

sudo service mysql start


ErroR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (13)

Connection is broken because of wrong password

I mistakenly changed the default password ( which is empty on installation ) and forgot what the new one was. So I had to remove mysql and re-install again. Do not be like me.


ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

This is why reading and not scrolling through the instructions is important

All I needed to do was READ this list and install the recommended versions of each software. Additionally, there are some php extensions listed below on the page, so do not forget to install those as well.

php, mysql, elastic search, composer and apache2


Problem 1 - Root composer.json requires magento/product-community-edition 2.4.5-p1 -> satisfiable by magento/product-community-edition[2.4.5-p1].

Sometimes don’t be to perfect 😭

About what I said above, forget that, a bit. Apparently, according to this issue, the error below will appear because of wrong composer version. Although the list insists we install version 2.2 of composer, I had to downgrade to 2.1. Thus just run composer selfupdate -- 2.1.4 command, that is all.


lugin initialization failed (require(app/etc/NonComposerComponentRegistration.php): Failed to open stream: No such file or directory), uninstalling plugin
- Removing laminas/laminas-dependency-plugin (2.5.0)
Install of laminas/laminas-dependency-plugin failed
require(app/etc/NonComposerComponentRegistration.php): Failed to open stream: No such file or directory


Create said database if it does not exist

So yea, check if your target database ( in my case “magento” )  exists before running the script below. If it does not exist, create it as shown in this post.

sudo bin/magento setup:install --base-url=http://localhost/magento2ee --db-host=localhost --db-name=magento --db-user=root --db-password= --admin-firstname=admin --admin-lastname=admin --admin-email=admin@admin.com --admin-user=admin --admin-password=admin123 --language=en_US --currency=USD --timezone=America/Chicago --use-rewrites=1 --search-engine=elasticsearch7 --elasticsearch-host=es-host.example.com --elasticsearch-port=9200 --elasticsearch-index-prefix=magento2 --elasticsearch-timeout=15

Check if database exist


if not on the list, then run

CREATE DATABASE <database_name>


SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'magento'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Are you connecting to elasticsearch correctly?

So my elastic search is running locally on localhost:9200 not on es-host.example.com. So all I needed to do was change the value of key “–elasticsearch-host” to “localhost” or “127.0.01” as explained here.


In SearchConfig.php line 81:

Could not validate a connection to Elasticsearch. Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /var/www/html/example
/vendor/ezimuel/ringphp/src/Client/CurlFactory.php on line 424

Formatting ruins everything!!

Multiple copying and pasting can change the text, so be careful.  In my case they value of “use-rewrite” wasn’t processed correctly so I had a  so I re-arranged the keys and re-wrote the values for it to work.

sudo bin/magento setup:install --db-host="localhost" --db-name="magento" --db-user="root" --base-url="http://magento-dev.com" --admin-firstname="admin" --admin-lastname="admin" --admin-email="admin@admin.com" --admin-user="admin" --admin-password="admin123" --language="en_US" --currency="USD" --timezone="America/Chicago" --elasticsearch-host="localhost" --use-rewrites="1" --elasticsearch-port=9200 --elasticsearch-index-prefix=magento2 --elasticsearch-timeout=15


Command option 'use-rewrites': Invalid value. Possible values (0|1).

Failed elastic connection again.


Elasticsearch: Failed to connect to localhost port 9200 - Connection refused


Something wrong with ES nodes


Could not validate a connection to Elasticsearch. No alive nodes found in your cluster


Magento 2.4 not loading in localhost

Please do not assume my solution is 100% correct. I just use it because it works. Nothing more 😀 .


sudo service apache2 start




Where do I find the error logs from Nginx

On my computer, it is located on

This helped me immensely in figuring if my bug was from Nginx or a browser problem.

Curl works but it shows an empty result.

This happened just now. I tested the domain www.magento-dev.com using the curl command, which showed nothing. So I checked the error logs and saw an error related to permissions. After reading some Stack Overflow answers, I realised that I had missed two steps, namely:
chown -R :www-data . # Ubuntu
chmod u+x bin/magento

Curl works but not browser ?

I had to add the domain not on in the /etc/hosts file within the ubuntu subsystem, but also in c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts file of my windows system. So two places to added the domain. I simply added the following line to the hosts file of windows : magento-dev.com

Domain works, but static files are not loading.

On my network tabs all the /static/ files requests were showing 404. So I checked if the folder existed, nope it did not. After researching again, I had to run the following command for the folder static to be generated :

bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f


FINALLLY!!!!  Took days but, it worked!

Cant enter admin area?

Because of 2FA right ? Simply run the following command to deactive the

bin/magento module:disable Magento_TwoFactorAuth

Editors notes

I kid you not this took forever to fix. But did it! So finally back to the Magento2 tutorial.  Oh before you go, there are other errors I encountered but were solved via the explanations provided in the links below. See yall later!

Important links

Advanced on-premises installation

Quick start on-premises installation

How to Install Magento 2 on Windows 11 WSL

How to Fix Magento Admin 404 Error After Install

Magento’s setup:db:status fails with MySQL 8.0.29

How to view a new website using your hosts file

404 not found magento 2 static and media files not loading

You need to configure Two-Factor Authorization in order to proceed

%d bloggers like this: