How To Install Drupal Automatically?
In this section of our tutorial we will show you how to install Drupal using the Softaculous auto installer available in cPanel.
However before you proceed with the installation you need to make sure that the server where your account with us resides meets the system requirements of the application. Here are the ones associated with Drupal 8, for your convenience:
Apache/Nginx web server
MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20 or higher
All of our hosting packages meet these requirements and you can start building your Drupal website right away. However, please have in mind that once you gain more visitors on your platform you might need to consider an upgrade to a higher plan that provides with more system resources.
We will now explain the installation procedure step by step.
First you should access your cPanel, navigate to the Software section and click on the Softaculous icon:
This will lead you to the main page of the auto installer. On its top left corner you should be able to see the search bar, where you need to type Drupal and click on the result you get:
You will be redirected to the overview page of the application. You have to click either on the Install section or on the Install Now button to proceed:
The first things you should take care about here are to choose the version of the script you want to install, the protocol and domain name and also the exact directory in which you want to place your website:
The Softaculous installer offers versions from the 6,7 and 8 branches of Drupal due to the differences in the administration options. In our case we are installing the latest available one.
Choose the domain name under which you would like to install Drupal and the folder you would like to operate in. The simplest way of that decision is to ask yourself whether you would like to have the website at www.yourdomain.com or at www.yourdomain.com/subfolder.
If you want to install it directly under your domain name leave the directory field blank. If you would like to put it under something like /drupal or /cms, then fill it respectively in the directory field (omitting the / sign).
In our example we are installing Drupal 8 in a folder named “drupal8” under the tmdtutorials.com domain and the website will be available at www.tmdtutorials.com/drupal8.
Further on the installation process you need to enter the following details:
Site Name – The name you want to assign to your website.
Admin username – this is the username you will use to access the administration area of your application.
Admin Password – This is the administrative password for your website.
Admin Email – this email account would be used for administrative purposes such as resetting the password for your admin account.
It is advisable to double check all the details you have entered and copy the most important ones on a safe place.
The last step is to fill in the email account on which you want to receive the installation details and click the Install button:
Once the process is completed you will be displayed with the login URLs for your website:
That is everything you need to do. You can now access your Drupal backend and start building your platform: