You might want to install Automad first on your local Mac or Windows computer to get familiar with the system or start developing your site. Like any other CMS, Automad requires a webserver to be running. The easiest way to achive this, is to install a complete webserver package on your computer - for example XAMPP. The following steps will guide you through that process.
After successfully installing and starting your new webserver, navigate to the document root folder called
htdocs. On Windows computers it is normally located at
While on a Mac, it can be found here
Create a new directory for your website, for example
my-site inside the
.zipfile in the directory you created in the step before
my-sitedirectory. Take a look at this Stack Overflow post for detailed instructions
http://localhost/my-sitein your browser to verify that the installation is working
http://localhost/my-site/dashboardto create an user account
When your test phase is over you simply have to copy your Automad installation over to your webspace to get your site online.