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Step 3: Drop the files on your server via FTP and create a Database to link the two. If you would like a video on this I can create it. Documentation from Magento is here: http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/magento-installation-cheat-sheet
This tutorial got us to a place where we can use Magento Community 1.9. Download the free platform – http://magento.com/blog/magento-news/magento-community-edition-191-now-available-download