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How to install Drupal

How to install Drupal


  1. Download the Drupal package
  2. Configure FTP credentials to transfer the Drupal package
  3. Transfer Drupal files to your Nexcess server
  4. Configure your database
  5. Configure Drupal

1: Download the Drupal package

  1. Navigate to the Drupal download page.
  2. Extract the file, and note its location on your computer.

2: Configure FTP credentials to transfer the Drupal package

Attention: If you already have Nexcess FTP credentials, you may skip this section.

  1. Log in to your SiteWorx control panel.
  2. From the SiteWorx main menu, click Hosting Features > FTP > Accounts.

    ATTENTION: In Step 2C, note the username and password you create for use in Step 3.
  3. In the Add an FTP Account section, fill the FTP UsernamePassword, and Confirm Password fields, then click Add.|

3: Transfer Drupal files to your Nexcess server 

Your exact method of transferring files will vary according to your choice of application. Whatever the method, you will need the username and password you created in Step 2C. For detailed instructions and an example using Cyberduck, see How to transfer files to a server with SFTP. 

4: Configure your database

  1. From the SiteWorx main menu, click Hosting Features > MySQL > Databases.
  2. Fill the Database Name field, though we recommend "drupal." Select the Create User check box.

  3. Fill the Username field, though we recommend "drupal." Fill the Password and Confirm Password fields, or click Generate. Note this information for use in Step 5. Verify all MySQL User Permissions are selected, then click Add when ready.

5: Configure Drupal

  1. Navigate to your domain, but include the path of your Drupal installation. For example, if your domain is, and your Drupal installation is drupal, enter
  2. Choose your language, then click Save and continue

  3. In the Installation Profile menu, select either the Standard modules or the Minimal modules. If you are unsure, select Standard. Click Save and continue when ready. 
  4. The installer will verify your system meets the minimum requirements. If it does not, it will recommend action. Otherwise, it will automatically advance to the next step.

  5. In Database configuration, fill the Database name, Database username, and Database password fields with the credentials you created in Step 4C. Click Save and continue when ready.

  6. The Drupal installer bar will appear, loading the various modules in Drupal.

  7. Finally, the installer will ask for information about your site in the Configure site window.  Fill all required fields, then click Save and continue when ready.

  8. If successful, you will be redirected to the main page of your new site and the message, "Congratulations, you installed Drupal!"

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