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How to deploy your Drupal website

This article will explain how you deploy your Drupal website.


  • A web hosting account with cPanel access
  • A domain name


Create a Database

  • In cPanel, locate the “Databases” section and find the MySQL Database Wizard (or similar option depending on your host).
  • Create a new database and a separate user with a strong password for this database.

Install Drupal (Using Softaculous)

  • In cPanel, navigate to the “Software” section and find “Softaculous Apps Installer” (or similar option).
  • Search for “Drupal” and click on “Install Now.”
  • Choose the desired Drupal version (latest recommended for security). Select the installation protocol (http or https) and enter your domain name.
  • Decide on the installation directory (usually leave blank for installation in the main directory).
  • Fill in the database details created in step 1 (database name, user, and password).
  • Configure the admin username, password, and email for your Drupal site.
  • Review the installation details and click “Install.”

Manual Installation (Alternative):

  • Download the latest Drupal core files from
  • In cPanel, access the “File Manager.”
  • Navigate to your desired installation directory (usually “public_html”).
  • Upload the downloaded Drupal archive (zip file).
  • Extract the archive contents into the directory.
  • Delete the archive file itself.

Complete Drupal Installation

  • Open your web browser and visit your domain name (e.g., [invalid URL removed]).
  • You’ll be greeted by the Drupal installation wizard. Choose your preferred language and proceed.
  • Select the “Standard” installation profile (recommended for most users) and continue.
  • Enter the database details you created earlier (name, user, password).
  • Drupal will perform the installation and display the login screen.

Login and Manage Your Drupal Site

  • Use the admin username and password you created during installation to log in.
  • You’ll now be in the Drupal administration dashboard where you can manage your website content, users, themes, and modules.

Additional Tips

  • Consider using a strong security module for Drupal to protect your site from potential threats.
  • Explore the vast selection of free and premium themes and modules available for Drupal to customise your website’s functionality and appearance.
  • Refer to the official Drupal documentation for more advanced configuration options and troubleshooting guides:

By following these steps, you should have a functional Drupal website set up on your cPanel hosting account. Remember to keep Drupal updated for the latest security patches and features.


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