Ok, let's move on. I am new to this and I am trying to install magento 2.4.6 on a local WSL server with Ubuntu 22.04, I have apache2, php8.1 and 8.2, composer, mysql and elasticsearch 8 installed.

I have 2 problems:

  1. I installed Magento and I don't know how to access either the home or the admin, following several guides, this is the installation command I used:
bin/magento setup:install  --disable-modules=Magento_InventoryElasticsearch,Magento_Elasticsearch8,Magento_Elasticsearch,Magento_OpenSearch \
--base-url=http://local.core.com \
--db-host=localhost \
--db-name=magento \
--db-user=admin \
--db-password=admin \
--admin-firstname=admin \
--admin-lastname=admin \
[email protected] \
--admin-user=admin \
--admin-password=admin123 \
--language=en_US \
--currency=USD \
--timezone=America/Chicago \

i added this:

    ::1             localhost
    ::1             http://local.core.com

to the windows host file and it only returns the error: ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED

  1. After the installation I couldn't get Magento to take elasticsearch following the guide on the official website and this other question when using this command:

curl --cacert /etc/elasticsearch/certs/http_ca.crt -u elastic:$ELASTIC_PASSWORD https://localhost:9200

the answer is this:

  "name" : "Aksonyn-PC",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch",
  "cluster_uuid" : "Vbm4-RXURbi0rk5NtKaNmQ",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "8.10.4",
    "build_flavor" : "default",
    "build_type" : "deb",
    "build_hash" : "b4a62ac808e886ff032700c391f45f1408b2538c",
    "build_date" : "2023-10-11T22:04:35.506990650Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "9.7.0",
    "minimum_wire_compatibility_version" : "7.17.0",
    "minimum_index_compatibility_version" : "7.0.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"

but when executing the command php bin/magento setup:upgrade it gives me the following error: Could not validate a connection to Elasticsearch. No alive nodes. All the 1 nodes seem to be down.

  • you have created virtual host and enable that site for this domain local.core.com?
    – Pramod
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 1:47
  • if you could explain me better... If you could explain to me better, if you are referring to the apache .conf files in the /etc/apache2/sites-available path, I have 3 files 000-default.conf, default-ssl.conf, magento2.conf. 000-default.conf have this Listen 8080 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/html ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined </VirtualHost> Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 18:16
  • and magento2.conf have this <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot /var/www/html/magento2/ ServerName http://local.core.com <Directory /var/www/html/magento2/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined </VirtualHost> Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 18:18
  • try updating DocumentRoot /var/www/html/magento2/pub as your index files resides in pub directory
    – Pramod
    Commented Nov 7, 2023 at 2:14
  • If I do that, the home loads without styles because due to the problem with elasticsearch I cannot run the compilation commands, and I don't know how to enter the admin Commented Nov 7, 2023 at 13:58

3 Answers 3


I am applying below both codes. after then working

sudo systemctl stop elasticsearch.service

sudo systemctl start elasticsearch.service

After that, You can try the below commands for Magento installation.

php bin/magento setup:install --base-url="http://localhost/url/pub" --db-host="localhost" --db-name="db-name" --db-user="root" --db-password="" --admin-user="admin" --admin-password="admin@123" --admin-firstname="admin12" --admin-lastname="user" --admin-email="[email protected]" --backend-frontname="admin"

Can you reach Elesaticsearch also by http instead of https ?

  • If I make the request through http the response is curl: (52) Empty reply from server Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 18:12

Please add the below params to your bin/magento setup:install command.

  --search-engine=SEARCH-ENGINE (Search engine. Values: elasticsearch5, elasticsearch7, elasticsearch8, opensearch)
  --elasticsearch-host=ELASTICSEARCH-HOST (Elasticsearch server host.)
  --elasticsearch-port=ELASTICSEARCH-PORT (Elasticsearch server port.)
  --elasticsearch-enable-auth=ELASTICSEARCH-ENABLE-AUTH (Set to 1 to enable authentication. (default is 0, disabled))
  --elasticsearch-username=ELASTICSEARCH-USERNAME (Elasticsearch username. Only applicable if HTTP auth is enabled)
  --elasticsearch-password=ELASTICSEARCH-PASSWORD (Elasticsearch password. Only applicable if HTTP auth is enabled)
  --elasticsearch-index-prefix=ELASTICSEARCH-INDEX-PREFIX (Elasticsearch index prefix.)

Please check below curl command

curl -X GET --user username:password "http://localhost:9200"

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