Initial preparations for a Drupal website
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- You will need a web hosting solution in order to install Joomla.
- Next you'll need to visit the Drupal site, and download the latest version, as a .zip file.
- You now need to upload and extract the .zip file to your web server. You could either use your web host tools to do this, or your favourite FTP client.
- Use your web hosts tools, or phpMyAdmin to create a new MySQL database. Be careful what characters you use as a password here, I included a '%' in mine and this caused an error.
I use Siteground for my hosting, and was able to set PHP 7 by adding the following line to the beginning of the .htaccess file in the root directory.
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php70 .php .php5 .php4 .php3
You are now ready to install Drupal.
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