How to install Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04?


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Installing Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04

Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP. It is highly customizable and widely used for developing websites and web applications. Drupal offers a flexible and scalable platform to create, organize, manage, and publish content.

Installing Drupal

Follow the steps below to install Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php php-mysql libapache2-mod-php
sudo mysql -u root -p
CREATE USER 'drupaluser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL ON drupal.* TO 'drupaluser'@'localhost';
cd /var/www/html
sudo wget https://www.drupal.org/download-latest/tar.gz
sudo tar -xvzf tar.gz
sudo mv drupal-* drupal
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/drupal
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/drupal
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/drupal.conf

Add the following content to the file:

    ServerName your_domain
    ServerAlias www.your_domain
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/drupal/
        Options FollowSymlinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/drupal_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/drupal_access.log combined
sudo a2ensite drupal.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Open your domain in a web browser. You will see the Drupal installation page. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Provide the database details and set up an admin account.

sudo rm /var/www/html/tar.gz

Remove the installation file to clean up the system.

  1. Update System Packages:
  2. Install LAMP Stack:
  3. Create a MySQL Database and User:
  4. Download and Extract Drupal:
  5. Set Permissions:
  6. Configure Apache:
  7. Complete the Drupal Installation:
  8. Clean Up:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Drupal on Ubuntu 18.04.

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