Wednesday, July 8, 2009

drupal installation configuration


In order to install the Drupal CMS application, please follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step 1: Download the installation file from by choosing the latest stable version and clicking on the Download link next to the package.

Step 2: Upload it in public_html folder of your account. You can do that through an FTP client like FileZilla or via cPanel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s). This way, after the installation is completed, the script will appear once your write something like in your web browser. Or you can create a subfolder there and upload the file in it. The Drupal installation will be available at:

Step 3: Once you are in the File Manager, please navigate to the uploaded file and extract it by clicking on the Extract link. It will create a subfolder: drupal-x.x.x., where instead of x.x.x. is the current version. So you can move the files one level up in the desired directory. The other option is to extract the file in your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.

Step 4: Once the files are extracted in the desired folder, you should create a MySQL database for Drupal. You can do that from cPanel -> MySQL Databases. There you should create a database and add a user to it - click here to learn how to create a MySQL database and user.

Step 5: Navigate to the URL of your Drupal site and run the install.php file (for example

Step 6: Pick the default language for the Drupal web site.

choose language

Step 7: Copy the /public_html/drupal_installation_folder/sites/default/default.settings.php file to /public_html/drupal_installation_folder/sites/default/settings.php. This can be done through cPanel -> File Manager. Also through the same tool you can grant write permissions to the settings.php file.

Step 8: Enter the database details for the database which you have created in Step 4. Click on the “Save configuration” button to continue.

database details

Step 9: The installation procedure is finished. You will see the following screen:

site details

Alter back the file permissions for the settings.php file and enter the site information along with the admin account’s details. Click on the Save and Continue button.

Step 10: Well done! The installation is completed and you can proceed to your web site.

installation completed


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