Prerequisites - Prestashop - Mercado Pago Developers

Integration prerequisites

In order to integrate Mercado Pago with PrestaShop, you must meet the requirements below.

RequirementsDescriptionSpecifications
Mercado Pago Seller AccountTo make sales, you need a seller account on Mercado Pago. If you don't have one, click here to create it.Seller account on Mercado Pago
PrestaShopE-commerce platform with open source software, which allows any user to create and develop a commercial website. Click here for more information.Required 1.6.x or higher.
CredentialsThe credentials are unique passwords with which we identify an integration in your account, and are used to capture payments in virtual stores and other applications securely.To perform tests and ensure the integration works, test credentials will be required. After this step, you will need production credentials to receive actual payments.
EnvironmentHosting ServiceAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) or LNMP stack.
Operating systemSystem responsible for managing computer hardware.Linux x86, Windows x86-64
Web ServerSoftware responsible for accepting HTTP requests from clients, typically browsers, and serving them with HTTP responsesApache 2.x, Nginx 1.7.x
PHP VersionPHP is a widely used programming language for web application development. For more information, click here.PHP 5.6 up to 7.1 for PrestaShop 1.6
PHP 5.6 or up for PrestaShop 1.7
DatabaseSets of related files with records about people, places, or things.MySql 5.6 or higher (Oracle or Percona)
Extension dependencyExtensions give PHP new abilities, complementing it with more functions.PDO_MySQL, simplexml, mcrypt, hash, GD, DOM, iconv, curl, SOAP (for Webservices API)
Additional configurationRecommended tweaks for better performance and proper functioning of PrestaShop and Mercado Pago plugin.safe_mode off * memory_limit greater than 256MB (512MB recommended)
SSLProtocol that allows you to establish secure communications over the Internet for activities such as browsing, e-mailing, and other data transfers.SSL certificate
Backup copy of your store (recommended)Copy of all information from your store in order to ensure a version without any changes if necessary.We advise you to back up the online store before making any changes. When finished copying, delete all files related to the previous version of the plugin.

If all prerequisites are met, you can install the Mercado Pago plugin on the PrestaShop platform.