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Install Drupal


Added: 10.03.2014 23:26:29     Last updated: 27.05.2019 15:42:33

We recommend installing Drupal automatically from our dashboard. Follow the guide here.

This guide explains how to install Drupal manually in our web hosting solutions. Please notice that you can also install Drupal through Softaculous, which you will find via cPanel.

When ordering, you received an email containing the details of the web hosting instance you created with us. In the frame below, you will see the relevant web hosting information we are using for the purpose of this example, as well as other relevant information:
User name:dittdome
Drupal version:7
Database name:dittdome_db
Database user:dittdome_bruker

Step 1 - Download Drupal:
Go to the Drupal website at and download the latest available stable version of the Drupal project.

Step 2 - Unzip the archive:
The file that you downloaded is an archive that contains the entire Drupal installation. Unzip this locally on the machine you are using.

Step 3 - Create the database:
In order to use Drupal, you need a database. Follow the guide: Creation of MySQL database in cPanel in order to create the database with its associated database user. During the creation we refer to "magento" as the database name and "bruker1" as the database user in this guide. This gives a database name and a database user name as mentioned at the top of this guide (all database names and database user names will have the web hosting user name as a prefix).

Step 4 - Upload Drupal to the web hosting instance:
Drupal can be uploaded in several different ways. This guide employs the simplest method - via FTP. If you are unsure of how to set up an FTP client, you should visit the guide for this in the guide section of our website.

In our example, we will be installing Drupal on the address: When logging in via FTP, you will go to the public_html folder. Files placed in the public_html folder will be made available on the address If you cannot find the public_html folder, most likely you have specified for your FTP client to start in this folder.

Upload all of the files and folders from the drupal-x.x folder on your local machine to the web hosting instance. Beware that it may take some time, as a lot of files need to be uploaded.

Step 5 - Browser installation:
Visit the address in your web browser. Automatically, you will be shown the first installation page.

Select an installation profile

  1. Select "Standard" for the standard installation of Drupal.
  2. Click the "Save and continue" button in order to proceed.
Select installation profile - Drupal

Choose language

  1. Choose "English (built-in)" for an English-language installation.
  2. If you would like to install another language instead of English, click on the "Learn how to install Drupal in other languages" link for more information on how to do this.
  3. Click "Save and continue" in order to proceed.
Velg språk - Drupal

Database configuration

  1. Select "MySQL, MariaDB, or equivalent" for "Database type".
  2. Specify the name of the database you created in step 3. In our case, this would be "dittdome_db".
  3. Specify the name of the corresponding database user from step 3. In our case, this would be "dittdome_bruker".
  4. Specify the password of the database user.
  5. Click "Save and continue" in order to proceed.

Advanced options: If you would like to have several installations of Drupal or other scripts in the same database, you can click on "Advanced options" and specify a customized prefix for the tables. This means that all of the tables of a given installation will the receive the prefix of your choice. Should you specify the prefix as drp1, for instance, all of the tables will have names like drp1_table_name.

Database configuration - Drupal

Configure site

  1. Specify the desired name for the website. In our case, we specify it as "".
  2. Specify the email address from which Drupal will send emails to users.
  3. Specify the desired user name of the Drupal administrator.
  4. Specify the email address that will receive all of the emails sent from Drupal to the administrator.
  5. Specify the administrator password.
  6. Select the desired country for the installation.
  7. Choose the time zone by checking which time is correct.
  8. Tick the option to check regularly for updates and be informed once they are available.
  9. Tick the option to receive updates regarding your Drupal installation via email.
  10. Click "Save and continue" in order to proceed.
Configuration page - Drupal

Installing Drupal
The installation will take place automatically.

Installing - Drupal

Drupal installation complete
The installation is now complete. If everything went well, no error mesages will be displayed. Click on the "Visit your new site" link in order to browse to your new Drupal installation.

Installation complete - Drupal

We have now covered the steps needed to install Drupal on your web hosting instance. You can inspect the website on the URL where you installed it, and you can manage it on the administrator pages. In our example, the two URLs are displayed in the frame below:

Website URL:
URL of administrator pages: