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How to Install Drupal

This article explains how you can manually install Drupal through the cPanel. 

For the step-by-step video tutorial on how to install Drupal, please visit Install Applications.

Download the Drupal Files

Download the latest version of the software at the official website of Drupal.
Download Drupal Files
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Upload the Installation Files

  1. Inside the cPanel account, go to your File Manager to upload the Drupal installation package.
    Go to File Manager
  2. Choose a folder where you want to upload your files. In this example, files were uploaded in public_html. Once you have decided or created a folder, click Upload.
    Click Upload button
  3. On the upload screen, you can drag and drop the zip file you just downloaded from the Drupal official website, or click Select File.
    Drag and Drop or Select File
  4. To extract the uploaded zip files, click the Extract button.
    Click Extract
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Create a Database

  1. Create a database and user account for your Drupal installation. To do so, click MySQL Database Wizard inside your cPanel.
    MySQL Database Wizard
  2. Provide a database name, and click Next Step.
    Database Name
  3. Create a database username and a password, then click Create User to proceed.
    Username and Password
  4. Ensure that the ALL PRIVILEGES box is checked.
    Check All Privileges box
  5. Click Next Step to finish the task.
    Next Step button
  6. The new database is now successfully created!
    Database Task complete
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Run the Installation

  1. In your web browser, navigate to the folder where you uploaded the Drupal files. In our example, files were uploaded in public_html, so run the installation at https://youdomainnamehere.com. You will be prompted to choose a language on the first screen, then click Save and Continue to proceed.
    Choose Language
  2. Select an installation profile for your site. Unless you are an advanced Drupal user, the recommended profile is 'Standard,' then click Save and Continue.
    Installation Profile
  3. Once the technical requirements are met, you will be proceeded to set up your database. Enter the database name, username, and password you created earlier on MySQL, then click Save and Continue.
    Database Configuration
  4. Wait to finish the Drupal installation.
    Drupal Installation
  5. Your final installation step is to configure the site. Enter a Site Name and email address for administration and create your admin user account. Configure your regional settings and update notifications to complete the installation.
    Configure Site
  6. Congratulations! Your Drupal is now installed!
    Drupal Installed
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