How to install Drupal

We’ve introduced WordPress, one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), in our previous posts. WordPress is popular due to its ease to use. With “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) feature, WordPress is extremely handy for those with no coding knowledge. However, users who are used to hand-code for building a website will choose Drupal over WordPress.

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including

  • Community web portals
  • Discussion sites
  • Corporate web sites
  • Intranet applications
  • Personal web sites or blogs
  • Aficionado sites
  • E-commerce applications
  • Resource directories
  • Social Networking sites

The built-in functionality of Drupal, combined with dozens of freely available add-on modules, will enable features such as:

  • Content Management Systems
  • Blogs
  • Collaborative authoring environments
  • Forums
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Newsletters
  • Podcasting
  • Picture galleries
  • File uploads and downloads

Drupal vs WordPress

As you may notice, both Drupal and WordPress offer the some of the same features. So which scripts should you choose to install for building your website? If you are a novice user, pick WordPress. If you are more comfortable in building websites with html codes, choose Drupal.

Both our Ultra and Unlimited Hosting plans support Drupal and WordPress platforms.

The below video tutorial teaches you how to install Drupal from Fantastico, a script auto-installer which is included in your cPanel if you are are subscribing our Ultra or Unlimited Hosting account.

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