Drupal Install Check List

stovenumerousInternet and Web Development

Dec 4, 2013 (4 years and 27 days ago)

95 views

Drupal Install Check List
Drupal Project Name:
_______________________________________
Development Server
Usually on personal Linux, Mac, or Windows workstation using
WAMP
,
XAMP
,
Acquia DAMP server

Check List Item
Information
Description
Apache web server
http://localhost
May vary slightly, but localhost always points to your

own workstation using the IP address of 127.0.0.1
HTML Files directory
Varies between servers. For wamp it is c:\wamp\www.

This is where your Drupal files should be copied to.
MySQL server
Localhost
Same as the web server
PHPMyAdmin
Http://localhost/phpmyadmin
Used to create & manage MySQL databases. May vary

between different servers but generally is located here.
MySQL root user ID
root
The universal admin ID on by default on MySQL. By

default usually does not have a password and that is

something you should change if you want your

development server to be more secure.
MySQL root password
Write down the password here and keep this in a safe

place
MySQL Drupal

database Name
[same as domain name]
I generally make the database name the same name as

the web site so I can keep everything straight in my

head.
MySQL Drupal

database password
Don't make this too easy to guess. Write it down here

and keep this in a safe place
Drupal User ID 1
admin
This is the “special” Drupal user ID created during the

install process. It is the only ID that can upgrade Drupal

versions and has admin rights to everything no matter

what. Usually called “admin”
Drupal User 1

password
Write it down here and keep this in a safe place
Drupal User 1 email
I usually make this webmaster@[your-domain-
here].com because this is what email addess Drupal will

use to send email and alerts out as.
Your personal Drupal

admin ID
You want your readers to know its “you” and not

“admin” or whatever general user ID is set to user 1.

Make this user ID how you want to be known on your

site. Make sure to create an administrator role to assign

to this ID and give the administrator role access to

everything
Your personal Drupal

admin password
Write this down here and keep this in a safe place... just

in case!
Your personal Drupal

email address
Use an email address that you check often. Perhaps

your personal or work address. It won't be exposed to

the internet, but it can be used with the Contact module

so that people can send you site feedback, etc...
Production Server
Limited direct access. Administration is though an administrative interface often called a “panel”.
Check List Item
Information
Description
SFTP/SSH Server
It is likely that this is your domain name. Use SFTP or

SCP to transfer files using
WINSCP
,
CyberDuck
, or

Eclipse
.
FTP Server
Try desperately not to use FTP to transfer files.

Remember that these are going over the internet in clear

text! Anyone could grab your passwords!
Hosting server home

directory
This is often /home/[hosting provider username or

number here]. Example: /home/suttonca
Hosting server HTML

directory
Equivilant to c:\wamp\www. Often” /home/[userid]/
[domain-name]”, “/home/[userid]/www”, or “/home/
[userid]/public_html”
Apache web server
Http://[your-domain-name.com]
MySQL server
Will vary, hosting provider will tell you what this is as

you are setting up databases in the administrative

interface.
PHPMyAdmin
Generally available, you can find the link in your hosts

administrative interface
MySQL root user ID
UNKOWN
Unless you have someone hosting your own server, you

will never have root access to your database server.
MySQL root password
UNKOWN
Unless you have someone hosting your own server, you

will never have root access to your database server.
MySQL Drupal

database Name
Will vary, hosting provider will tell you what this is as

you are setting up databases in the administrative

interface.
MySQL Drupal

database password
You can generally set this in the administrative

interface. Write it down here and keep it in a safe place.
Drupal User ID 1
admin
This is the “special” Drupal user ID created during the

install process. It is the only ID that can upgrade Drupal

versions and has admin rights to everything no matter

what. Usually called “admin”
Drupal User 1

password
Write it down here and keep this in a safe place
Drupal User 1 email
I usually make this webmaster@[your-domain-
here].com because this is what email addess Drupal will

use to send email and alerts out as.
Your personal Drupal

admin ID
How you want the author of your posts to be known as
Your personal Drupal

admin password
Write this down here and keep this in a safe place... just

in case!
Your personal Drupal

email address
Use an email address that you check often. Perhaps your

personal or work address. It won't be exposed to the

internet, but it can be used with the Contact module so

that people can send you site feedback, etc...