Chapter 4. Drupal Installation and Configuration
All Drupal source code is in standard text format, so you could use any text editor to create and edit code. For those with more macho flash than deadlines, this is certainly an option. For the rest of us, there are visual development environments. In this chapter, I cover the steps required to install the Drupal core and the tools you need to add modules and start your own development process.
To get Drupal up and running, you must first pick a hosting environment. This can be either your own server or a shared server environment. Many internet service providers (ISPs) offer Drupal as a standard application, and usually provide a Linux account with FTP and shell access.
If you have your own servers ...