Much more than a normal content management system (CMS) for programming a website - that's Drupal.
Drupal has social software approaches and can be used for large online communities as well as for a single weblog.
In addition to numerous design templates - so-called themes - this CMS also offers you several thousand modules with which you can extend the basic functions of Drupal according to your needs. This enables you to create image galleries, among other things,
appointment management or e-commerce solutions on your website.
Drupal is also a suitable and simple alternative to Joomla!
In this guide you will learn how to install Drupal on your FTP server.
Download the latest version of Drupal from the publisher's site.
Unzip the file (e.g. drupal-7.12-EN.zip) to a location where you can find it again.
Next, open your FTP client (e.g. FileZilla) and connect to the FTP access data.
to your web hosting package. Then locate the folder you unpacked.
Select all Drupal folders and files that you can find in the directory (e.g. drupal-7.12).
Copy all folders and files into the selected root directory, which is normally /htdocs.
Wait until the transfer is completed.
Open the file .htaccess from the Drupal package, which you downloaded and unpacked on your PC, e.g. in the Windows Editor.
Comment out the lines as in the picture below with the # (hash) and reload the edited file via FTP.
to your webhosting package.
The current .htaccess file must be overwritten.
Next, open your domain in your browser.
In this example we use the Drupalcenter.de installation with standard settings and start the
Installation with a click on the "Save and continue" button.
In this step the language "German (German)" can be selected to perform the installation in German.
Continue the installation again by clicking on "Save and continue".
You will see the following screen:
Select the round button in front of "MySQL, MariaDB, or equivalent" and enter the
data of your MySQL database.
The server name is always localhost if you have set up the database with us.
Username, password and database name are specific.
Confirm your entries by clicking on the "Save and continue" button.
If you have not yet created a MySQL database, please use the following instructions:
In this step, wait until the installation has been completed and the window from step 8 appears.
In the following screen, enter the name of your website and an e-mail address for the Drupal registration.
You also enter the data for the Drupal administration account, which you can use to configure all Drupal settings.
in the lower part.
In the lower part you can define country and time. You can also find out about new Drupal updates here.
to be informed. These settings are optional.
After entering all data, click on the "Save and continue" button.
You have completed the installation of Drupal. By clicking on the link "Visit your new website" you will reach
directly to your homepage and can make all further settings with the login and password from the 8th step.
and Drupal according to your wishes.
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