Installing Drupal

Before installation:

  1. Install for the website PHP version 7.4 or higher (official requirements).
  2. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution of the latest version of Drupal.
  3. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Through filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
  4. Prepare the database:
    • If there are no free databases, create new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  1. Open the site in a browser.
  2. Step 1: Choose language. Select the language you want and click "Save and continue" ("Save and continue").
  3. Step 2: Select a profile. Select the installation option - "Standard" (the best option), "Minimum" or "Demo" — and press "Save and continue".
  4. Step 3: Compliance check. Availability OPcache is desirable but not required. If OPcache is not connected, click to continue installation. "continue anyway".
  5. Step 4: Installing the database. Specify your database connection settings and click "Save and continue":
    • "Database type" - make sure the switch is set opposite "MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, or equivalent".
    • "Database name" — specify title Database.
    • "Database username" — specify Username (login) Database.
    • "Database password" — specify user password Database.
    • Additional settings:
      • "Host" - instead of localhost indicate host (server) address databases.
      • "Port number" - make sure it is specified 3306.
      • "Table name prefix" — leave it blank or specify any prefix you like.
  6. Step 5: Site installation. Wait for the operation to complete.
  7. Step 6: Installation of translations. Wait for the operation to complete.
  8. Step 7: Site setup. Fill in the fields and click "Save and continue":
    • Information about the site:
      • "Site name" - specify the name of the site.
      • "Site email address" - specify the mail on behalf of which letters from the site will be sent (it is recommended to use an address belonging to the site's domain).
    • Site maintenance account:
      • "Username" - specify the administrator's login.
      • "Password" and "Repeat password" - enter the administrator password.
      • "E-mail address" - specify the administrator's mail.
    • Regional settings:
      • "Default country" - select the required country or leave the field unchanged.
      • "Default time zone" - select the required time zone or leave the current one.
    • Update Alerts:
      • "Check for updates automatically" - if you don't want Drupal updates to be checked automatically, uncheck the box.
      • "Receive email notifications" - if you do not want to receive notifications sent from the site, uncheck the box.
  9. Step 8: Completion of translations. Wait for the operation to complete.
  10. Check the site is working.