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Setting up Drupal

Installing Drupal on our servers is definitely easy

Installing Drupal on our servers is definitely easy.

You download the install components from the http://drupal.org drupal-site.

Here you get a compressed file (.tar.gz or .zip) which you have to extract..

You get a folder with files, those files (so no the folder) you copy via filezilla or an other ftp programme to your www-map on your shellaccount.

Afterwards you go to your account, I.E username.ulyssis.be, here you get a notification telling you to select a profile, if you do not know which to choose select the standard one.

Afterwards click on Save and Continue which will prompt you for your langauge settings. Click on Save and Continue again when finished. follow the steps detaild in the Verify requirements page and continue. Now the installer will ask you for your database configuration:

  • Database Name: if you haven't created a mysql database or user on UCC then you have to create it there. The default database is: username_username.
  • 'User Name: this is the name you gave during the creation of your mysql account, often this is the same as your username with ULYSSIS.
  • Password: the password hat you gave during the creation of your mysql account
  • Database Host: this is mysql.ulyssis.org

When you're done click on “Save and Continue” Here you can give the last few details.

Afterwards the install will run by it own and ask you some basic questions about the site and login for drupal,there it is your Drupal installation.

Setting up multiple instances of Drupal

If you want to have multiple instances of a Drupal site there are two options. The multiple instances can either share drupal code or be fully seperate.

For fully seperate installs you can simply create a (sub)folder to store another copy of the drupal code in. You can then access it either from your default domain or have us attach another domain to it for you, more info about that on Adding domain names

If you wish for multiple websites to share the same codebase it is easiest to use multiple domains. More information about how to set this up in your drupal is available in the drupal documentation: https://www.drupal.org/documentation/install/multi-site. As soon as you have made your preperations you can contact us about hooking up the domain name, more info about that on Adding domain names