Installing Drupal 7

This guide covers preparing for installation, running the installation script, and the steps that should be done after the installation script has completed.

Before installation

Short introduction to requirements for running Drupal

Step 1: Download and extract Drupal

Short about the various ways you can download Drupal

Step 2: Create the database

This page provides direction for creating your Drupal database before running the installation script

Step 3: Create settings.php and the files directory

Drupal Config File "settings.php" Overview

Step 4: Run the installation script

Step by step instructions to run the installation script

Setting up the files directory

More about the files directory.

Install Drupal in another language

To install and use Drupal 7 in a language other than English

Built-in Installation Profiles

Information about the Standard and the Minimal installation profiles.

OS specific download notes

Download instructions for specific OSes

Using an installation profile

Installation profiles provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download.

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