Drupal Softaculous Installation Tutorial

Learn How to Use Softaculous To Auto-Install Drupal in Minutes!

In this tutorial you will find detailed information on how to use Softaculous to install Drupal on your SiteGround hosting account. The installation process is easy and requires just a few clicks. You won't need any coding or design skills to install a fully-functional Drupal application within minutes.

Locate cPanel and Softaculous

First, you need to access your cPanel. To do that, login to your User Area and go to the My Accounts tab. On this page, you will find a list of all of your hosting accounts with SiteGround. Select the one you want to install Drupal to and click on the Go to cPanel button next to it.

Once you access your cPanel account, click on the Softaculous icon, located in the Autoinstallers section.

Go through the Drupal Installation Process

To begin with the installation, point the Drupal icon in the list of most popular applications and click on the Install button.

Now, you need to fill in the necessary information about your new Drupal application. First, select the domain you want to install it for and a subfolder. If you want that installation to be primary for your domain, leave the In Directory field empty. You can leave the CRON Job field to its default settings. Generally, it's used by modules to execute scheduled tasks so if you're not instructed to modify this specifically, you don't need to.

The next box that you need to fill in is the one for your login details. Type in your admin username and password and press the Install button at the end of the page to finish the installation.

That's it! Your Drupal application is now successfully installed. Note that all SiteGround customers receive a special, free responsive Drupal theme designed by our team of specialist. It has few modules added to it so you can start building your pages easier and faster.

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