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How to install Drupal using the A2 QuickInstaller

This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install the Drupal content management system on your server.

The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.

To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article.

Installing Drupal

To install Drupal, follow these steps:

  1. Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
    To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
  2. To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    sh /usr/sbin/quickinstaller.sh
  3. Under Application Installers, type the option number for CMS/CRM, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the CMS/CRM Menu, type the option number for Drupal, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your server, and then begins the installation process.
    The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
  5. At the Please enter Drupal Database Name prompt, type a name for the Drupal MySQL database, and then press ENTER.
  6. At the Please enter Drupal Database User prompt, type a username for the Drupal  MySQL database, and then press ENTER.
  7. At the Please enter Drupal Database Password prompt, type a password for the Drupal  MySQL database user, and then press ENTER.
  8. When installation is complete, the A2 QuickInstaller provides configuration information about the Drupal  installation.

Testing and configuring the Drupal installation

To test and configure the Drupal  installation, follow these steps:

  1. Use your web browser to go to the following URL, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents your server's IP address:
    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/drupal
    The Drupal setup page appears.
  2. Under Choose language, click Install Drupal in English. The Database configuration page appears.
  3. In the Database name text box, type the database name that you provided in the previous procedure.
  4. In the Database username text box, type the database username that you provided in the previous procedure.
  5. In the Database password text box, type the database password that you provided in the previous procedure.
  6. Click Save and continue. The Configure site page appears.
  7. Under Site information, in the Site name text box, type the name that you want for the site.
  8. In the Site e-mail address text box, specify an e-mail address that Drupal uses to send notifications and automated e-mail messages.
  9. Under Administrator account, in the Username text box, type a username for the administrator account.
  10. In the E-mail address text box, specify an e-mail address.
  11. In the Password and Confirm password text boxes, type the administrator account password.
  12. Under Server settings, select the default time zone for the site.
  13. To improve your site's security, make sure that the Check for updates automatically check box is selected.
  14. Click Save and continue. The Drupal installation complete page appears.

More Information

To view the online documentation for Drupal, please visit http://drupal.org/documentation.