Prestashop on localhost with friendly URL

Finally got Prestashop to run on localhost for development

Changes in the database:
-- Localhost modifications for dev
UPDATE `shop_url` SET
`domain` = 'localhost',
`domain_ssl` = 'localhost',
`physical_uri` = '/'
WHERE `id_shop_url` = '1';

UPDATE `employee` SET
`lastname` = 'Zuber',
`firstname` = 'Michal',
`email` = '',
`passwd` = '57b43e92dbb27ff1974b85673e1b32f2' -- MD5(CONCAT(_COOKIE_KEY_, MY_PASSWORD))
WHERE `id_employee` = '1';

Password hash is a MD5 of a combination (concatenation) of _COOKIE_KEY_ from config/ and your desired password

For friendly URLs to work the following .htaccess should work (replace yourproject)


Author: Michal Zuber

Full stack developer, biker and rollerblader. Owner and developer at Co-founded Blog at

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