"Drupal is open-source software that is distributed under the
GPL ("GNU General Public License") and has a developer community
comprised of thousands of users and developers.
"Drupal provides developers with a database-driven CMS that
comes "out-of-the-box" with many often-requested features. The
community provides thousands of modules, which can be installed to
provide additional functionality, along with thousands of free
themes to make your site stand out. Third party paid themes are
also available, as well as custom themes designed specifically for
your site. With all this in mind, I decided to use Drupal for a
site I am building for one of my clients. This article will walk
you through the installation process and showcase some of the
out-of-the-box features that make Drupal so popular.
"The Drupal Pre-Installation Process
"To begin the installation procedure, you will need to set up a
MySQL database on your web host or development server. This is
usually accomplished through the CPanel of your web host. It's a
point-and-click process that only takes a couple minutes, and once
it's set up, you will be provided with the information you'll need
to install Drupal, including:
* Database name
* Host name
* Port (usually 3306)
* User name
* Database password"
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