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How to install Drupal through Fantastico or manually

Drupal Installation Detailed Tutorial

Once logged into Fantastico, you will see a list of scripts in the left column of the the page.
Fantastico Drupal installation
  • Look for 'Content management' and click on 'Drupal'.
  • Now click on 'New Installation'.
  • Choose the Drupal installation directory - if you want Drupal to be accessible at http://yourdomainname.com, leave the installation directory field empty.
  • If you want Drupal to be accessible at http://yourdomainname.com/drupal, enter drupal as an installation directory. Proceed using the on-screen instructions.

Manual installation of Drupal


In order to install the Drupal CMS application, please follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1: Download the installation file from Drupal.org 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 http://yourdomainname.com in your web browser. Or you can create a subfolder there and upload the file in it. The Drupal installation will be available at: http://yourdomainname.com/subfolder.
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
Step 5: Navigate to the URL of your Drupal site and run the install.php file (for example http://yourdomainname.com/install.php)
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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