Installing Drupal

There are a number of different ways to install Drupal on a web server, but in this recipe we will focus on the standard, most common installation, which is to say, Drupal running on an Apache server, which runs PHP with a MySQL database. In order to do this we will download the latest Drupal release, and walk you through all of the steps required to get it up and running.

Getting ready

Before beginning, you need to ensure that you meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Web hosting with FTP access (or file access through a control panel).
  • A server running PHP 5.2.5+ (5.3+ recommended).
  • A blank MySQL database and the login credentials to access it.
  • Ensure that register globals is set to off in the PHP.ini file. You may need to contact ...

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