Tutorial on How to Install Drupal with Softaculous

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Drupal is an open source content management system for building and maintaining powerful applications and websites.  Drupal is very easy to install using Softaculous, and we’ve created a tutorial with screenshots to take you through every step of the installation process.Login to your cPanel and type “softaculous” in the find box.  The Softaculous icon will appear to the right of the box.


Click on the Softaculous icon.   On the next page, type ‘drupal’ in the search box at the top of the page and press enter.


Next, click the Install button.


On the next page, you will need to configure your installation.

The Software Setup section allows you to control various aspects of your Drupal installation.  You can select the version of Drupal you would like to install by using the dropdown.  We recommend always installing the latest version, as it will offer the most security and features.  The Choose Protocol dropdown allows you to configure the URL you want people to use to access your site, such as https:// for sites with SSL certificates  and http:// for sites without SSLs.

The Choose Domain dropdown allows you to choose where you install Drupal.  If you have multiple domains in your cPanel account, then you will need to select the desired domain from the Choose Domain dropdown.

If you want people to be able to access your Drupal installation by simply visiting your domain name, then leave the In Directory field blank.  However, if you want people to access your Drupal installation by visiting a URL like www.yourdomain.com/blog, then you should type blog in the In Directory field.

Unless you need your database to have a specific name, you can use the default name in the Database Name field.  Unless you want the CRON job to run at a specific time, you can use the default times in the CRON Job fields.


The Site Settings section allows you to add your site’s name.  This information will be displayed on your site, web browsers, and in search engine results.  You can update this information later via the admin area of your site.


The Database Settings section allows you to create a custom prefix for database tables.  Unless you need your tables to have a specific prefix, you can use the default value in the Table Prefix field.


The Admin Account section allows you to configure various aspects of your admin account.

You can enter the username, password, and email address for the admin area of your Drupal site.  Please do not use “admin” or “administrator” as the username for the admin area of your site, as this will make your installation vulnerable to hackers.  Also, please choose a strong password for the admin area of your site to help make your website as secure as possible.  Make a note of your username and password; you will use these details to login to the admin area of your site.  The admin email address for your site is where all messages regarding updates, password resets, etc. will be sent.

Finally, click the Install button to install Drupal.


Once you’ve successfully installed Drupal, you will be able to login to the admin area of your site by clicking the admin URL.


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