Installing Magento 2.3.2 using FTP

Hi Everyone

My Set Up

  1. Dedicated Server at UKFast
  2. CentOS 6 64-bit,Apache & PHP 7.2

Is there any disadvantages in installing Magento 2.3.2 using FTP instead of SSH?

Thanks Paul

Hi @PaulK and welcome.

There’s nothing “wrong” with installing Magento by uploading it via FTP, it just has some disadvantages. Off the top of my head:

  • Updates and Patches aren’t as simple as pulling via Composer or GitHub
  • You introduce points of failure whenever you upload files (e.g. Permissions, Groups and Owners)
  • It’s inefficient and slow (because you have to download then upload)
  • You can’t easily check if something your update or upload has the required dependencies for it to run

It’s also important to note that the File Structure varies depending on your method of installation. So, not all documentation will apply to you when reading through stuff.

My recommendation out of the 3 installation methods is Composer.

Hi Craig

Thank you for the reply. I think I’ll watch your tutorial again and then install Magento with Composer if that’s the best option.

Thanks again