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.
Install lighttpd, PHP and MySql
For installing the additional packages first activate community packages and update the package index
Install the required packages:
Edit lighttpd.conf (/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf) and uncomment the line:
Edit mod_fastcgi.conf (/etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf), find and change /usr/bin/php-cgi to /usr/bin/php-cgi82.
lighttpd service and add it to default runlevel
Install extra packages:
Installing and configuring drupal
Create a folder named webapps
Download the source code archive
Unpack the archive and delete the tarball afterwards
Change the folder name
Change the folder permissions
Creating settings file
Create a symlink to the drupal folder
Starting http service and adding to boot
Create the drupal database
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
- E-mail address
- 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!