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Installation and upgrading Drupal

Installation and upgrading Drupal

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Table of Contents
...............1Installation and configuration .................2System requirements ..............3Client System Requirements ..................3 Javascript ....................4CSS ....................4RSS ................4Browser Specifics ................4Browser Popularity ................4Known Problems ..................4Validation ...................4Caveats ...5HOWTO: Server requirement recommendations for your consulting clients ...............5Message to the Client ..................6Benchmark ..............6What Drupal.org runs on ..............6Requirements - older versions ............8Installing Drupal, modules and themes .................8Installing Drupal ....13Formatted Drupal 5.x Installation instructions for better readability .................13Installation ..................14Changes .................14Requirements ..............14Optional Requirements .................14Installation ..............16Drupal Administration .............16Customizing your theme(s) ..............16Multi-site configuration ................17More Information ....17Formatted Drupal 4.7.x Installation instructions for better readability .................17Installation ................18REQUIREMENTS ..............18SERVER CONFIGURATION ..............18OPTIONAL COMPONENTS ................19INSTALLATION ..............191. DOWNLOAD DRUPAL ..........192. CREATE THE DRUPAL DATABASE .........203. LOAD THE DRUPAL DATABASE SCHEME .............204. CONNECTING DRUPAL ..............215. CONFIGURE DRUPAL ................226. CRON TASKS .............22DRUPAL ADMINISTRATION ............22CUSTOMIZING YOUR THEME(S) .................23UPGRADING ...............23MORE INFORMATION
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Drupal Handbook3 Aug 2007
 
..........2310 minute install using PuTTY SSH/Telnet client ...........24How I installed Drupal: The Eightfold Way .........25Installing virtual hosts for Drupal sites and subsites ...............26Mac OS X-specific guidelines .............27Important notes for MySQL install: .....28HOWTO: Create a local server environment for drupal using MAMP ...29HOWTO: Installing PostgreSQL and MySQL on the same Mac OS X machine ...........30Installing Drupal on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger ............30Installing and Configuring MySQL ..................32Sending mail .........32Creating the Drupal Database and Database User .............33Installing using CVS repository ...........36Prefixed database.mysql for search and replace ...........51Setup Drupal on Windows XP Pro using IIS ...............52Basic /sites directory setup ...................53Special cases .53Compilation failed: this version of PCRE is not compiled with PCRE_UTF8 support......54Configure .htaccess to allow awstats to work with clean URL’s .........55Configuring .htaccess to ignore specific subfolders ........55Ignoring Subfolders that exist in the DocumentRoot .....55Ignoring subfolders that are included via Apache Alias directives ................56Create a custom php.ini ......60How to create a custom php.ini file when nothing else works ..........601. Get and modify your custom php.ini file ..............602. Creating your CGI script .............613. Modifying your .htaccess file .................614. Test your site .............61Create Drupal database using Plesk .........62Drupal with safe mode enabled and open basedir ............65Generic Mass SQL Import into Drupal .................67DrupalCon site ...67How to degrade your Drupal db from MySQL 4.1.X/5.0.X to MySQL 4.0.X ............68How-To: Virtual Hosting with Drupal ..................68Introduction ..................68Environment ..................69Requirements ..................69Next pages ......69How-To: Virtual Hosting with Drupal :: Prepare environment ..................69Introduction .................70The drupal group ................70The temp directory ................70The reference location ..................70Navigation ......71How-To: Virtual Hosting with Drupal :: Solution Overview ..................71Introduction ..................71Safe mode ..................71Open Basedir
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3 Aug 2007Drupal Handbook
 
.................72Plesk integration ................72Managed application ..................72eAccelerator ............73Each individual vhost requirements ..................73Navigation ........73HOWTO: copy a site to a local computer using XAMPP .........74HOWTO: Copy site to another directory for testing ...........75HOWTO: Install Drupal 5.x using cPanel ............77HOWTO: Install Drupal using cPanel .....80HOWTO: Site to site transfer with phpMyAdmin and a FTP Client ...........82Import a MySQL data dump with BigDump ................82What is BigDump? ................83Setting up BigDump .......83Uploading the sql file and bigdump.php to the webserver ................84Running BigDump ........84Installing Drupal behind an Actiontec GT701-WG router ............85Installing Drupal in a subdirectory in 4.6 ...........85More than one Drupal site on one machine .........86General rules for multiple Drupal deployments .........86Moving your Drupal installation to a new directory ..........87PCRE_UTF8 solution for VPS servers | FreeBSD ............88Known causes of PCRE server errors ......88Redirecting specific pages to new URLs (301 redirects in Drupal) ......89How to create 301 redirects in Drupal Apache mod_rewrite ................89The tolerant base URL .............90Using .htaccess to stop page caching ................90Linux specific guidelines .........90Installing PHP, MySQL and Apache under Linux ...............91XAMPP for Linux Packages ..............91Installing XAMPP in Debian .......91Download XAMPP Latest version from the following link ................91Start XAMPP Server ...............94Windows-specific guidelines ......95How to install Drupal for newbies using FTP and phpMyAdmin ............95Change "/tmp" on your drupal site. .................95Get Drupal ready ................96Upload the database ....96HOWTO: Create an apache sandbox using Windows and Apache2Triad .................97Before you begin ...............97Installing Apache2Triad .................98Installing Drupal ...100Importing and exporting Drupal databases updated with PHPMyAdmin ...........100To export a database with PHPMyAdmin ...........101To import a database with PHPMyAdmin .........102Using bigdump.php to deal with large databases ...........102Installing Apache (with PHP) on Windows ..............104Installing MySQL on Windows
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Drupal Handbook3 Aug 2007

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