Thursday, August 16, 2012

How To Install Drupal 7 on Ubuntu Server 12.04

Drupal is a free and open-source content-management system (CMS) based on PHP and Mysql, Drupal allows an individual or community of users to publish, manage and organize a variety of content, Drupal integrates many popular features of content management systems, weblogs, collaborative tools and discussion-based community software into one easy-to-use package.
Drupal also possible to install it on a Ubuntu Server 12.04. Currently, the Latest version of Drupal (drupal 7) is available in Official Ubuntu Software repository. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install drupal 7 on ubuntu server 12.04

Step-by-Step Install Drupal 7 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 via Ubuntu Software Repositories

Step 1. Make sure LAMP (Linux,Apache,MySQL,PHP) has been installed on ubuntu server 12.04, you can found a step-by-step how to install LAMP Server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 -> Here
Step 2.  Install latest version of drupal (drupal7) from the repositories with following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drupal7
Step 3. Registering Drupal to apache with following command:
sudo cp /etc/drupal/7/apache.conf /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/drupal.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Step 4. Create database with command below,in case we’ll create database with name “dbdrupal”
mysql -u root -p
Step 5. Install drupal from your favorite browser by typing http://host/drupal7/install.php

Step-by-step Installing Drupal 7 Manually

Step 1. Download and extract all drupal files into /var/www/ directory:
sudo -i
cd /var/www
tar xvf drupal-7.15.tar.gz
mv drupal-7.15/ drupal
Step 2. Change an ownership of all Drupal installation files to www-data user.
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/drupal/
Step 3. Create a MySQL database to be used by our new Drupal 7 installation, Let’s create and use following credentials:
  • Database: dbdrupal
  • User: drupaluser
  • Password: drupalpass
mysql -u root -p
create database dbdrupal;
CREATE USER drupaluser;
Create password: “drupalpass” for user: “drupaluser”
SET PASSWORD FOR drupaluser = PASSWORD("drupalpass");
Grant user drupaluser all permissions on the database.
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dbdrupal.* TO srupaluser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY "drupalpass";
Logout from mysql server
Step 4. Navigate your browser to Apache’s hostname or IP address and follow Drupal 7 installer (http://hostname/drupal) to complete your own Drupal  installation.
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