To install QuickBooks on a hosted environment, such as QuickBooks Enterprise Hosting, you generally follow these steps:
Choose a Hosting Provider: Select a reliable hosting provider that offers QuickBooks hosting services. Ensure that they support the version of QuickBooks you want to install.
Set up an Account: Create an account with the hosting provider and provide the necessary information to set up your hosted environment.
Access the Hosted Environment: Once your account is set up, you will receive login credentials or access instructions from the hosting provider. Use this information to access the hosted environment through a remote desktop connection or a web-based interface.
Install QuickBooks: In the hosted environment, locate the installation file for the version of QuickBooks you want to install. If the hosting provider offers a pre-installed version, skip to step 5. Otherwise, download the installation file from the official Intuit website or use the provided installation file.
Launch the Installation: Run the QuickBooks installation file in the hosted environment. Follow the prompts and instructions provided by the installation wizard.
Enter License and Product Information: During the installation process, you will be prompted to enter your QuickBooks license and product information. Ensure that you have the necessary details available.
Select Installation Options: Choose the installation type (Typical or Custom) based on your preferences. Select the components and features you want to install.
Specify Company File Location: Select the location where you want to store your QuickBooks company files in the hosted environment. This location is typically a shared folder or a dedicated folder assigned by the hosting provider.
Complete the Installation: Once you have made all the necessary selections and configurations, proceed with the installation. Wait for the installation process to complete.
Launch QuickBooks: After the installation is finished, you can launch QuickBooks from the hosted environment and start using it.
Note: The specific steps may vary slightly depending on the hosting provider and the hosting environment's setup. It's recommended to refer to the documentation or instructions provided by your hosting provider for detailed installation guidance in their specific environment.