How to manually install Drupal via FTP?

Manual installation of Drupal is highly recommended to advance Drupal users. Please be guided with this article for the instructions. (You may also install Drupal via Softaculous App Installer.)


Manually install Drupal

Step 1. Download the latest version of Drupal and save it to your computer.


You can choose from 8.1.7 or

There are 2 files you can download, either a tar.gz or zip.


Step 2. Once downloaded, make sure to untar or unzip the file.

Step 3. Upload the whole folder via FTP. Make sure to upload the files in the correct directory or else try to change the domain destination.


Step 4.  Access the domain name in a browser and it should show the Drupal installation profile page. You have 2 options, Standard or Minimal. Select Standard and click Save and continue button.standard-installation-drupal

Step 5. Choose the language. By default, language that is used is English. Click Save and continue.choose-language-drupal

Step 6.

Enter the Database settings:

  • Database Type (MySQL, MariaDB, or equivalent)
  • Database Name
  • Database username
  • Database password
  • Database host (you may leave this as the default localhost with Drupal)
  • Database port
  • Table Prefix

Once done, click on Save and continue button.


Step 7. In the  Site Information page, enter the following details.

  • Site name
  • Site e-mail address

Step 8. In the Site Maintenance Account box is your Drupal administrative log in details. Enter the following data

  • Username
  • E-mail address
  • Password (enter twice for confirmation and make sure that the strength is Strong)

Step 9. Check the Server settings for your chosen Default country and Default time zone. Once done, click on Save and continue button.

Your Drupal website is now ready for editing.

Do not hesitate to contact our support team if you have further questions.

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