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Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for at least 1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to larger corporate and political sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

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Install lighttpd, PHP and MySql

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php-common php-iconv php-json php-gd php-curl php-xml php-pgsql php-imap php-cgi fcgi

apk add php-pdo php-pdo_pgsql php-soap php-xmlrpc php-posix php-mcrypt php-gettext php-ldap php-ctype php-dom

Configure Lighttpd

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Install extra packages:

apk add mysql mysql-client php-mysql php-mysqli php-pdo_mysql

Installing and configuring drupal

Create a folder named webapps

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/

Download the source code archive

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.19.tar.gz

Unpack the archive and delete the tarball afterwards

tar zxvf drupal-7.19.tar.gz rm drupal-7.19.tar.gz

Change the folder name

mv drupal-7.19 drupal

Change the folder permissions

chown -R lighttpd /usr/share/webapps/

Creating settings file

cp /usr/share/webapps/drupal/sites/default/default.settings.php /usr/share/webapps/drupal/sites/default/settings.php

Create a symlink to the drupal folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/drupal/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/drupal

Starting

Starting http service and adding to boot

/etc/init.d/lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default


Config MySql

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql /etc/init.d/mysql start && rc-update add mysql default /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'password'

Create the drupal database

mysql -u root -p

CREATE DATABASE drupal; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON drupal.* TO "root"; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT

Config your drupal

Browse to: http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/drupal and Install Drupal completing the information as appropriate from the web browser.

Drupal Installation steps:

Note: After select each option, pres "Save and continue" button.

1 - Select an installation profile

  • Standard ( Install with commonly used features pre-configured.)
  • Minimal ( Start with only a few modules enabled.)

2 - Choose language

  • English (built-in)

3 - Verify requirements

  • (Nothing to do here if all is ok)

4 - Set up database Database type MySQL

  • Database name drupal
  • Database username root
  • Database password your-mysql-password

- 5 Configure site

  • SITE INFORMATION
  • Site name
  • Site e-mail address
  • SITE MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT
  • Username
  • E-mail address
  • Password
  • Confirm password
  • SERVER SETTINGS
  • Default country
  • Default time zone
  • UPDATE NOTIFICATIONS
  • Check for updates automatically
  • Receive e-mail notifications

After click on "Save and continue" you will see Drupal installation complete

Congratulations, you installed Drupal!

Review the messages above before visiting your new site.

Review the messages above before visiting your new site. You have drupal cloud computing system working, to access go to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/drupal and enjoy!