Drupal 8 Beginner, Lesson 7: Manual Installation at a Web Host

Drupal 8 Beginner, Lesson 7: Manual Installation at a Web Host


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See how to install Drupal yourself with a hosting company. We’ll download Drupal, upload the files to your server, set up a database and finally visit your new Drupal 8 site! If you get stuck, try these videos:

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24 thoughts on “Drupal 8 Beginner, Lesson 7: Manual Installation at a Web Host

  1. When you purchase web hosting from a company they (usually) provide access to cpanel – log into your web hosting company, and find cpanel – else email your web hosting company and ask them how to access cpanel. I use krystal.co.uk (web hosting) and they have cpanel.

  2. I can't thank you enough for this video.
    My host has a "1-click install" for Drupal 8 that failed miserably. After 3 attempts with different errors, I called support to have them install it for me. When I logged in, all seemed well, but when I clicked ANY of the tools, it broke – firing off a "500 Internal Server Error" log. Eeh, now what? Well, I do it myself the 'old fashioned' way.

    THIS TIME, with your guidance, it actually worked!
    Thank you so much!!!

  3. This is ridiculous. CPanel is recommended to run on a Linux system. Further, none of this is explained. Wtf. I've got an idea – let's get as many people as possible to get galactically pissed off prior to even starting to use Drupal. Using Cpanel should be explained as part of a dedicated 2- or 3-part series (at least). Otherwise you'll get confused comments like those below.

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