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How to install Drupal on Cloud VPS

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At Hostwinds, you can install a number of software applications onto your Cloud Server or VPS with the click of a button.  If you need an all-in-one content management solution, you might want to consider having our Drupal One-Click Application Installer on your short list.

What Is Drupal?

Drupal is content management software that includes everything you need to set up a website in a single install. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications that you use every day. Drupal has great standard features like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security.

In this guide, we will explain how to create a new server with Drupal as well as how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have Drupal using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating A New Drupal Server

Just follow these steps to create a new Drupal VPS:

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal from the drop down menu

cloud portal

Step 3: Click on the Create button, and select Servers from the drop down menu

Step 4: Under Select Server Image, click on Applications in the navigation menu

Step 5: Click on Drupal option from the list of Applications to choose from

Step 6: Select your server resources, location, and billing cycle, and select Create Server at the very bottom.

Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.

Step 7: Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat/root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8

Step 8: Go to your Drupal server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS/

Reinstall Drupal On An Existing VPS / Cloud Server

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with Drupal installed.  Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it.

We highly suggest that you take a snapshot backup of your server prior to reinstalling an application in case if you need to restore your server or it’s  data.

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal from the drop down menu

cloud portal reinstall

Step 3: Click on the Server’s nickname you wish to reinstall Drupal to

Step 4: Click on the Actions option, and then select Reinstall from the drop down menu

cloud portal reinstall actions

Step 5: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications menu item

Step 6: Click on Drupal option.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.

Step 7: Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat/root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8.

Step 8: Go to your Drupal server URL at http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS/

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