Since Drupal is a content management system to create rich websites. There are two ways to install Drupal depending on your hosting account. If you use premium hosting with lot of features then Drupal installation is a few clicks away and is very easy. If you use free hosting services then you need to follow some procedure.
- Installation in Premium Hosting
Today almost all premium hosting services provide a feature known as “Funtastico – the script installer”. You just have to search this option in your hosting account page. Then in that there will a option to install “Drupal”. You just have to select that and click on install. Drupal will be installed. You don’t even need to create database or username etc.
To open your drupal site just enter its valid URL in address bar.
- Manual Installation in Free Hosting
To install drupal manually, first you have to download drupal from http://www.drupal.org.
The latest release when I was writing this article was Drupal 6.2. After downloading, go to your hosting site. Here I am using free hosting site account i.e. http://www.0fees.net/ .
Here in http://www.0fees.net/ we don’t create new user for every new database we create.
Here it finishes the first phase.
After uploading you can open your drupal site by doing as given below. First you have to search for a file known as “install.php” located in the directory drupal is installed.
Then you have get the full path or URL of the the file “install.php”. Here I have installed drupal in http://web.pckoders.com/drupal-6.2/.
So the URL of the file http://web.pckoders.com/drupal-6.2/install.php/. So I will type this URL in address bar. It will give you give you installation window.
And you also have to mention Username and Passwords. And Below in the “ Advanced Options” tab you have to put your “DataBase HostName”.
It will install Drupal for you. And then in the next step you have to configure your Drupal Site.
While installing Drupal you may encounter following problems but their solutions are also given below.
After you choose language of installation,
In next window, you may have to face two problems.
That is 1st you have to rename the file ./sites/default/default.settings.php to ./sites/default/settings.php. After renaming it we are clear. The next window shows “Database Configuration”. As we have already set-up the database i.e. “fees0_5271884_web”. We put this name. Next enter database username and password. In the advanced options enter your MySQL database hostname here in my case it is “sql307.0fees.net”. You find your hostname and enter it.