# Pre-flight check
Before installing Craft Commerce, make sure you’ve got everything you need:
- A web host that meets Commerce’s minimum requirements (hint: you’ll need PHP 5.4 or later).
- Craft CMS 2.6 or later (see Craft’s installation instructions (opens new window) for details).
- The latest version of Commerce, downloaded from https://craftcms.com/commerce-latest-v1.zip (opens new window).
# Upload the files
Extract the Commerce zip somewhere on your computer. You’ll notice that it contains two folders:
commerce folder to your
craft/plugins/ folder within your Craft CMS install.
templates/ folder contains example templates that demonstrate how to create a basic ecommerce site with a cart and checkout process. If you’d like to use them, just upload the
templates/shop/ folder to your
# Install the plugin
With your files uploaded, log into your Craft site’s Control Panel (located at
http://example.com/admin), and navigate to Settings → Plugins. Choose Install next to “Commerce” and wait a few seconds. When the page reloads, Commerce will be fully installed!
You will find some example products located in Commerce → Products, and if you’ve uploaded the example templates, you’ll be able to view them right away on the front end.