WordPress has their famous 5-minute install. It’s so fast, that it takes more time to read a manual on how to set it up, than to actually set it up. So, let’s see how to install Drupal instead. These two are both content management systems that is much better than managing hundreds of HTML files alone.
1. Install Ubuntu, Apache, MySQL, PHP
Brennen Bearnes has written a nice detailed article on that already. Go check that out.
Once done, let’s make life simpler with the filesystem. it’s so much easier to
work without root permission that’s required to access
/var/www/. Link up
Apache’s default directory to a
public_html folder in your home like so
You will also need the following modules enabled:
- PHP modules
- Apache Rewrite module
- Allow Apache to use
AllowOverride Noneto read
Save the file with
Ctrl+X and then
Y. Finally, restart the Apache server to
reflect the changes.
2. Download Drupal 8
…from their site. Extract the archive to the
public_html directory within your home folder. Also copy
Give them enough permissions for Apache to work with it. But making sure you can
write to it as well. (Replace
me with your username.)
Open the URL
http://localhost on your browser, to start the installation.
3. Create MySQL database
Log into MySQL server console.
Create a databse, and a user for the Drupal website.
You can then use these credentials in the installation setup.
4. Finishing Up
After all the Drupal modules have been installed, you will be asked to enter the site name, email address, admin login, etc.
Hurray!~ You’re done with the basic setup. That was way more than 5 minutes… 😉 You might want to read the next post on how to start theming the site.
Thank you for scrolling to the bottom of this page! Do let me know how it was.