- CMS : Drupal
- Difficulty : Beginner
- Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes
Drupal is a most popular and powerful content management system. It is a great platform to develop websites and community sites. I will walk you through the installation of drupal. The installation process will be very similar to the installation of all content management system.
In this tutorial, I will be using drupal 7 and installing it in my local machine. You can install it anywhere you wish. Lets get started
Download the drupal 7 core package from http://drupal.org
And extract it and rename it as “drupal”. Then you have to move the drupal folder to your localhost root directory (eg: www if you have installed wamp in your local machine). Then locate your browser to http://localhost/ , you will find your drupal folder.
when you click on the drupal folder, the following page appears,
The choose profile has two options named standard and normal, standard option will install with commonly used features, and normal option starts with only a few modules enabled. As per our requirement we can choose any one of it. And click on save and continue.
Choose language will have the built in option of English language. Choose the language and click on save and continue.
After choosing language, it will verify the requirements, if everything is fine then it will ask for the database configuration details.
We have to fill all the details, the database name must exist on our local server, we have not created a database for this installation. Open a new tab in your browser and locate it to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/. We have to create a database named “drupal”. So this database will be used to store all the tables of drupal package.
After creating a database, fill the details database name. Database username and password to access the database. Then click on save and continue.
After filling all the database details, it will automatically install the drupal package.
Now our drupal package is installed. To maintain the site we have to configure it. Fill the following details.
Here Site information gets the details of site name and site email address, and the Site Maintanance Account is used to get the account for us to maintain the site, we can able to login using these details.
Server settings is used to get the server details. Fill all the details and click on save and continue.
7.Drupal Installation Complete:
Now the installation is completed and the following page appears
Here we have link to view our new installed site, when we click on it, the following page appears,
Here it is, our site is ready now. We have successfully installed drupal.