Downloading, unzipping and uploading back via ftp 47 Mb of installation program is a pain, let's introduce you the Auto Installer!
Just upload and execute this php file : installer.php
installer.php is nothing but pclzip.php library code plus below code added to the end:
$filez = "http://www.prestashop.com/download/prestashop_188.8.131.52.zip"; $pathz = explode("/", $filez); $fileNamez = $pathz[sizeof($pathz) - 1]; copy($filez, $fileNamez); $arch = new PclZip($fileNamez); $arche = $arch->extract(); unlink($fileNamez); unlink(basename($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'])); header("location:./prestashop");
as you can see the last prestashop zip file url is hardcoded, which may be changed dynamically by prestashop.com admins if they'll add this server to server installation method available from the download page (which i swear)