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2.13.5.2. Installing Drupal

You can install Drupal automatically or manually:

Important points:

To install Drupal silently, do the following:

  1. Go to "HostingMy sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "Drupal»Click«Set»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set»:
    • «Name of the site "- enter an arbitrary name for your site.
    • «Website E-mail»- 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, an 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 a database from the list from the section"Database"To which the site will be connected. By choosing "Create DB", You can quickly create a new database.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “performed»:
  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:

To manually install the current version of Drupal, do the following:
  1. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution kit 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 “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 that 3306.
        • «Table name prefix"- leave it blank or specify any prefix of your choice.
    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:
        • «Name of the site "- enter 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"Confirm password»- enter the administrator password.
        • «Email 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 do not want Drupal updates not 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.