How to Install Drupal on CentOS 5/6/7

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Drupal is a free and open source Content Management Framework (CMF) that uses a PHP and a backend database, such as MySQL. Drupal additionally permits users to arrange, publish and manage variety of content on site like WordPress & Joomla. In this article we will explain how to install Drupal on CentOS.

See Also:

  • How to Install WordPress Using Apache on CentOS/RHEL
  • How to Install WordPress Using Nginx on CentOS/RHEL
  • How to Install Drupal on CentOS
  • Install Drupal

    Step 1: Download Drupal

    First download the Drupal using following command:

    # wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.33.zip
    

    Step 2: Extract Compressed Drupal

    Extract the Drupal zip file in the /var/www/html directory using following command:

    # cd /var/www/html
    # unzip drupal-7.33.zip
    

    It will create a folder as /var/www/html/drupal-7.33, I will rename the folder as /var/www/html/drupal.

    # mv /var/www/html/drupal-7.33/ /var/www/html/drupal
    

    Step 3: Create the settings.php file

    Make a copy of sample configuration file which resides under Drupal directory ‘sites/default/default.settings.php’.

    # cd /var/www/html/drupal
    # cp sites/default/default.settings.php sites/default/settings.php
    

    Now make a “default” directory writable by installer.

    # chmod -R a+w sites/default/
    

    Step 4: Create the MySQL Database

    I will create the database for the Drupal. As well as I will create a user who has full priviliges to access drupal database:

    mysql> create database database_name;
    mysql> CREATE USER user_name@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'secretpassword';
    mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON database_name.* TO user_name@localhost;
    mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
    

    Step 5: Installation and Configuration of Drupal

    Open Browser and type “”http://Server-IP/drupal”” which will open below screen to configure Drupal. Select ‘Standard‘, click on Save and Continue.
    drupal

    Choose language, click on Save and Continue
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    Fill up the details like database name, username and password and click on Save and Continue.
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    Now it is installing Drupal.
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    Fill up the details like Site name, Site e-mail address, Site Maintenance UserID and Password etc and click on Save and Continue.
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    drupal_5

    Drupal installation has been completed.
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    Login in Drupal Site administration or Dashboard
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    Enjoy it!

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