How to Install Magento 2.4.2 on Localhost Using Xampp

Magento 2.4.2 introduces performance enhancements, security, and significant platform improvements. Security enhancement includes expansion of support for the SameSite attribute for all cookies. Also, Elasticsearch 7.9.x and Redis 6.x are now supported.

The store owners can offer a better shopping experience to their customers and leverage these benefits by upgrading to the latest Magento 2 version!

However, sometimes it may happen that you face some issues while installing Magento 2. Or you may make some mistakes while installation due to lack of expertise in Magento.

Hence, it is recommended to follow a thorough guide or seek expert help in installing Magento 2.

Here’s the stepwise guide that you can rely on to install Magento 2.4.2 on localhost using Xampp.

First, download Magento 2 and then follow the below steps:

Steps to Install Magento 2.4.2 on Localhost

  1. Run the below command after downloading Magento 2.4.2.

Common Magento 2.4.2 Installation Issues and their solution:

  • Admin Error 404

After passing the installation command, run the URL in the preferred browser. It’s displaying an error, as shown below. 

Install Magento 2.4.2 on localhostHere’s a quick fix for that issue:

    1. Copy the index.php and .htaccess files from the pub folder and paste into the root directory.
    2. Both files are in the pub folder when we download the setup for security purposes, but we’ve to follow this step while installing in the local.
    3. Replace the below line in the index.php file that we’d paste in the root directory.


    4. Insert the below four rows in the core_config_data table.
      Install Magento 2.4.2 on localhost

    5. Pass the below command
  • Admin Blank Page Issue

Once solving Admin 404 Error, pass the URL in a browser and don’t panic if the admin page does not display anything!

Just follow our solution to solve the ‘Admin Page Blank Issue‘.

Here you go. After implementing a solution of the admin blank page, your Magento 2.4.2 store is ready to configure!

So that was all about installing Magento 2.4.2 on localhost using Xampp

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How to Install Magento 2.4.2 on Localhost Using Xampp

Yash Bhayani

Yash is a Magento Developer at Meetanshi. He loves playing computer games and watching action movies. For brain exercise, he likes to play Chess.


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