2.13.5.2. Installing Drupal

Note

If among the versions available for automatic installation, the one you need is not available, use manual installation.
  1. Go to "Hosting My sites" and in the site menu click "Installing CMS":
  2. In the block "Drupal" click "Set":
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set":
    • "Site name" — specify an arbitrary name for your site.
    • "Site email" — 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). By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • "Administrator email " — specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • "Administrator login " — specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • "Administrator password " — enter the administrator password or click "Random"to generate it automatically. By default, the automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • "Version CMS" — select the appropriate version of Drupal from the list.
    • "Language" - select the required language.
    • "Database" — select the database from the section from the list "Databases"to which the site will be connected. By choosing "Create DB", you can quickly create a new database.
    • "Clear database before installation CMS" — a checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (the status should change to "done"):
  5. Check the site is working. To access the admin panel use data specified during installation.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

  1. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution of the latest version of Drupal.
  2. 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.
  3. Make sure the site is set PHP version 7.3 or higher (official requirements).
  4. Prepare the database:
    • If there are no free databases, create new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  5. Install:
    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 database name.
      • "Database username" — specify Username (login) Database.
      • "Database password" — specify password database user.
      • 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.
  6. Check the site is working.
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