Install and configure Drupal

You can install your CMS script in three different ways. In this example we install Drupal CMS with: Script Installer, Manual installation and WebFTP.

First option. To install Drupal with the Script Installer follow these steps:

  1. Log in – or register first
  2. Click in Script Installer
  3. Select domain/subdomain Destination for installed script and click in Proceed
  4. Find Drupal and click in Install Now button
  5. Select path for Destination Folder and click in Complete Install
  6. View and write down access data

The installation is complete. Visit your site subdomain.example.com. You will see this:

Now, to start adding content to your new Drupal, you have to login with:

  • username: admin
  • password: (your control panel password)

You will be inside your administration pages, which will look like this:

Now you can:

  • Click in Add content and click in Article to write your first post – similar to a blog post
  • Click in Add content and click in Basic page to write your first page – similar to a static page
  • Change your Drupal Theme by clicking in Appearance and enabling a new theme
  • Security warning (optional): You should click in People, then click in Add user to create a new user with strong password and administrator role. So make sure that under Roles you have selected administrator check mark. Now log out. Log in with your new user. Click in People and then delete the original admin user

Visit the Site Building Guide and Getting started with Drupal 7 administration in drupal.org to learn more.

Second option. To make a manual installation follow the Installation Guide instructions. Summarizing, you need to:

  1. Log in – or register first
  2. Click in Database management
  3. Create new database and write down the database name, something like mipc_1234567890_mydb123. You will need it later.
  4. Download Drupal source file to your computer
  5. Unzip it
  6. Upload all to your htdocs folder with your FTP client
  7. Visit your web site subdomain.example.com or run the installation script
  8. Follow instructions and fill in the forms
  9. In Database configuration tab, select
  • Database type: MySQL, MariaDB or equivalent
  • Database name: the same you created in step 3, something like mipc_1234567890_mydb123)
  • Database username: you control panel username, something like mipc_1234567890
  • Database password: your control panel password
  • Advanced options. Important. In database host: your MySQL database server name, something like sql123.mipropia.com. You can find this information inside your control panel in the bottom side of the left sidebar

Now visit your site subdomain.example.com to pimp your Drupal

The Webftp installation is the third option to install Drupal: using the Online File Manager. Follow these steps:

  1. Download Drupal source file to your computer
  2. Log in – or register first
  3. Click in Database management
  4. Create new database and write down the database name, something like mipc_1234567890_mydb123. You will need it to make a complete installation.
  5. Now click in Online File Manager
  6. Click in your htdocs folder
  7. Upload the zip file. Wait, this can take long. And may fail.
  8. Click in unzip file. Wait, this can take long. And may fail again.
  9. If it failed, you can extract the file in your computer and create one zip file per folder and upload the source code in smaller pieces.
  10. Visit your web site subdomain.example.com or run the installation script
  11. Follow instructions and fill in the forms
  12. In Database configuration tab, select
  • Database type: MySQL, MariaDB or equivalent
  • Database name: the same you created in step 3, something like mipc_1234567890_mydb123
  • Database username: you control panel username, something like mipc_1234567890
  • Database password: your control panel password
  • Advanced options. Important. In database host: your database server name, something like sql123.mipropia.com. You can find this information inside your control panel in the bottom side of the left sidebar

Now visit your site subdomain.example.com to tweak your Drupal

This third option sometimes fails when server load is high and too many users are connected at the same time. Your best chance is uploading the source files in smaller pieces and making sure all files are uploaded correctly.