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

Before making your website publicly available on the Internet, you probably will want to build and test it in an offline environment.

Step 1: Download and extract Drupal

Drupal is available in two supported versions: the most recent and the previous. Currently that is Drupal 8 (released November 2015) and

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

In most cases, Drupal would create the files directory for you. If Drupal can't create the directory, follow the instructions below.

Install Drupal in another language

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

Built-in Installation Profiles

Drupal includes installation profiles that control what's included as you get started. Select from either the Standard or the Minimal

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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