Installing Drupal on VPS or Dedicated server without a control panel
Posted by Noble M on 30 June 2014 01:06 PM
If you’ve got VPS or a Dedicated server without a control panel and would like to install Drupal on it, you can do it easily. We’ll break it down for you.
Step 1 : Create a Database & its User
Steps 2 : Download Drupal
You can do this in 2 ways:
In this article, we’ll show you the easiest and fastest way i.e. using SSH. Here’s how you do it:
Now, the Drupal files are extracted inside the folder “/home/demobigo/public_html/drupal-7.28”.
You can install Drupal on the main domain (yourdomain.com) or even in a sub-directory (yourdomain.com/drupal)
If you’d like it on the main domain, you can just move the files from the directory "/home/demobigo/public_html/drupal-7.28" to "/home/demobigo/public_html/".
You can do this easily by running the following command lines one-by-one
# cd /home/demobigo/public_html/drupal-7.28
If you’d like it on sub-directory say blog, just create a folder named blog and move the files to it similarly.
Step 3 : Run the installation script
Step 4 : Select an installation profile
We suggest going ahead with the Standard Profile
Click on Save and continue
Step 5 : Set the language for your Drupal site & click on Save and continue
Step 6 : Database configuration
Database Type : MySQL
Database Name : Enter the Database name you created in Step 1
Database username : Enter the Database user you created in Step 1
Database password : Enter the Password that you’ve set for the database user (Refer Step 1)
Database host : localhost
Step 7 : Site configuration
Site name: Enter a title for your website
Site e-mail address: Enter an webmaster email address
Username: Set a unique username, rather than setting it as "admin" or "administrator" since these ones are prone to hacker attacks
E-mail address: Provide the Drupal administrators email address
Password: Set a strong password
Set the default country and the time zone & complete the installation
That’s it. You’re all good to use Drupal on your server.
To access Drupal’s admin panel, just visit - "http://yourdomain.com/admin" (if you’ve installed Drupal in the main directory)