Initial preparations for a Drupal website

drupalTo get started with Drupal, you'll need a domain name, and you'll need a web host.  Once you've got hosting sorted, here are some of the initial steps.

If you don't already have hosting, Siteground offer excellent value and service.


Initial preparations

  1. You will need a web hosting solution in order to install Joomla.
  2. Next you'll need to visit the Drupal site, and download the latest version, as a .zip file.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

PHP Version

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

 

Next steps

You are now ready to install Drupal.

 

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