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Installing Drupal Through Cpanel Install under root directory
Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:38 AM
1. Configure your Public_html folder
Access your files through FTP, Under folder “public_html” rename file “.htaccess” to “ORIGNAL.htaccess”
Right click on the renamed file “ORIGNAL.htaccess”, select “File Attributes” and uncheck “Group Permission” so that the total is 600.
2. Install Drupal
From your CPanel home, under “Fantastico” click on Drupal (under Content Management)
Click on “New Installation”, fill in the information except for leave the directory filed empty and it will install under your root directory.
If you didn’t go through the first step and attempt to install Drupal under root directory right away, you will get an error message.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:37 PM
The only drawback of this method is that, it does not install the latest Drupal. The current AstaHost account cPanel's Fantastico installs Drupal 4.5 which is not supported at Drupal.org. Only Druapal 4.6 and 4.7 is supported. (The latest patch release is Drupal 4.7.2). There will be mostly security patches that we need to keep track of on the Drupal installation done. For this to happen, we would need to install Drupal on our own. It is a bit difficult than the Fantastico method, but not that difficult. They have got good documentation on the installation procedure.
Ofcourse, if one just wants to check out how Drupal is and wants to experiment around, there is no problem for going with the Fantastico auto-installer.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:47 PM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:05 PM
And regarding knowledge with databases - I meant it this way: If one has the knowledge on working with databases, it would be easy to follow the installation instructions of Drupal, as the major process in installing Drupal is setting up the database itself.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:10 PM
Yup, it's true my friend. I, too, was gladly shocked to see that the Fantastico scripts have been updated. Remember the advice you gave me about Drupal a couple of days ago? That's when I saw the upgrade
Are you sure the Fantastico at AstaHost's account installs a Drupal 4.7?
Honestly, I don't know how Opaque handles all this. I thought, all with the ComputingHost.com paid hosting, that his attention to AstaHost would slacken. But he keeps surprising me. Kudos to a man after my own heart
Edited by isMobham, 12 July 2006 - 08:13 PM.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:19 AM
And yes again, Opaque handle is quite well. I do not know much about running hosting sites, but keeping track of all the latest softwares that are being provided with the hosting account seems to be one hell of a job, and Opaque is doing it quite well.
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