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==Installing Drupal on our servers is definitely easy==
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==How to install Drupal for your account==
  
Installing Drupal on our servers is definitely easy.
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First you will need to install Drupal from their website, http://drupal.org. You will receive a
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compressed file (.tar.gz or .zip) that you'll have to extract.
  
You download the install components from the http://drupal.org drupal-site.
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The files that you've extracted will need to be moved to your www-directory on your shell account.
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You can do this by copying them there using Filezilla or any other FTP client.
  
Here you get a compressed file (.tar.gz or .zip) which you have to extract..
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After you've copied those files to your www-directory, you'll have to go to your account on
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*your username here*.ulyssis.be. Click on the Drupal directory and the installer will start loading.
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First it will ask you to choose a language and after that a profile. If you do not know what profile
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to choose, you should choose the standard one. If the installer doesn't skip the ''Verify requiremen$
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page, then you should just follow the steps described there. Finally the installer will ask you to
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set your database configuration:
  
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.
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*'''Database name:''' If you haven't created a MySQL or PostgreSQL database/user on UCC, then you'll$
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*'''Database username:''' The name you used during the creation of your database account.
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*'''Database password:''' The password you used during the creation of your database account.
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*'''Database host:''' This is <code>mysql.ulyssis.org</code>. You will need to click on "Advanced op$
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option.
  
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.
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After that you can proceed in the wizard where you can fill in some last few details.
 
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By then the wizard will do the rest except for asking some basic questions about the site and,
Afterwards click on ''Save and Continue'' which will prompt you for your langauge settings. Click on ''Save and Continue'' again when finished.
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congratulations, you have installed Drupal.
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 <code>mysql.ulyssis.org</code>
 
 
 
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==
 
==Setting up multiple instances of Drupal==

Revision as of 22:20, 8 November 2017

How to install Drupal for your account

First you will need to install Drupal from their website, http://drupal.org. You will receive a compressed file (.tar.gz or .zip) that you'll have to extract.

The files that you've extracted will need to be moved to your www-directory on your shell account. You can do this by copying them there using Filezilla or any other FTP client.

After you've copied those files to your www-directory, you'll have to go to your account on

  • your username here*.ulyssis.be. Click on the Drupal directory and the installer will start loading.

First it will ask you to choose a language and after that a profile. If you do not know what profile to choose, you should choose the standard one. If the installer doesn't skip the Verify requiremen$ page, then you should just follow the steps described there. Finally the installer will ask you to set your database configuration:

  • Database name: If you haven't created a MySQL or PostgreSQL database/user on UCC, then you'll$
  • Database username: The name you used during the creation of your database account.
  • Database password: The password you used during the creation of your database account.
  • Database host: This is mysql.ulyssis.org. You will need to click on "Advanced op$

option.

After that you can proceed in the wizard where you can fill in some last few details. By then the wizard will do the rest except for asking some basic questions about the site and, congratulations, you have installed Drupal.

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