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How to Install Drupal in Control Panel

An easy way to install Drupal is through the cPanel (Control Panel) via Softaculous Apps InstallerSoftaculous is a cPanel feature where open-source web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, among others, can be installed so that websites can be managed virtually. The website needs to be installed first so that it can be managed via cPanel. Please be guided by the instructions below on how to install Drupal with Softaculous. 

Important: The domain or subdomain where the Drupal will be installed should already be in the cPanel. Follow these links on how to add an addon domain and subdomain in the cPanel. 

Follow the steps below on how to install Drupal in Softaculous 

Step 1. Log in to cPanel.   

Step 2. Click the Softaculous Apps Installer icon found under Software menu. 

cPanel Softaculous Installer Button

Step 3Click Portals/CMS on the menu bar on the left side of the page. 

Step 4. Look for Drupal from the drop-down, or among the icons on the page. Click the Drupal option. The search box on the upper left side of the page can also be used.  

Drupal Option in Softaculous

Step 5. Click the Install Now button. 

Drupal Install Now Button in Softaculous

Step 6. Customise the settings for your Drupal site. Take note of the important fields below that need to be configured. You may consult your web developer on what to put for the rest of the boxes. If you are unsure of the specifications, you can leave it as it is. Other fields can be configured after installation via the Drupal admin page. 

  • Choose the version you want to install – Choose the Drupal version that you want to install from the drop-down. It is best to consult the web developer. 
  • Choose Installation URL – Click the drop-down menu to choose the domain where Drupal will be installed. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes where you are editing to get more details about each field. 
Note: Make sure to leave the In Directory field blank to avoid having this URL: Correct URL should be
  • Admin Username – Replace or take note of the username in the box to login to the admin page of Drupal. 
  • Admin Password – Replace or take note of the password in the box to login to the admin page of Drupal. 
  • Admin Email  Make sure the email address in the box is functional as this is where Drupal notifications are sent. Otherwise, replace it with any existing email address that you have. 

Step 7. Click the [+] plus sign beside Advanced Options to see if there are configurations needed to be changed on the section. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes that you are editing to get more details about each field. 

Step 8Click the Install button after making sure all necessary details are correct and configured. 

Softaculous Advanced Options and Install Button

Note: Each version of Drupal has its own PHP requirement, an error will interrupt the installation if the hosting account does not meet the PHP requirement. Follow this link on how to change the PHP version of your hosting.

Step 9. Wait until the installation is complete. The progress will show on the page as presented in the screenshot below. 

Drupal Installation Progress in Softaculous

A message shown on the screenshot below will appear once the installation is completed. You can now start editing the website by accessing the Drupal admin page with the URL provided on the same page or by following the instructions on how to access admin pages. 

Drupal Successful Installation in Softaculous

Do not hesitate to contact our Singapore or Australia Support Team if you have further questions. 

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Updated on January 13, 2021

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