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1. How to install Drupal from Fantastico

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched the Fantastico application.

1) Now let’s learn how to install Drupal. Click the Drupal link located in the left sidebar.

2) This is the Drupal installation screen. Drupal is an advanced portal with collaborative book, search engine friendly URLs, online help, roles, full content search, site watching, threaded comments, version control, etc. Click the New Installation link.

3) Enter the name of the directory you want to install in or leave this field blank for installation in the root directory.

4) Enter an admin username and password in the following boxes.

5) Enter an admin email address

6) When ready, click here to install

7) Click here to finish the installation

That’s it! Drupal has been successfully installed in your account, and is ready for you to start configuring it

8) Click here to login to your new installation

9) Login using the admin username and password you assigned during installation

Your new installation is now listed here on the script’s home page. From here you can visit the site by clicking here… or remove the script from your account by clicking here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install Drupal to your account from within Fantastico


How to Install Drupal from Fantastico

Installing Drupal using Fantastico is a straightforward process. Fantastico is a popular auto-installer used by many web hosting providers to simplify the installation of web applications like Drupal. Follow the steps below to install Drupal using Fantastico.

Steps to Install Drupal from Fantastico

Step 1: Log in to Your Hosting Control Panel

  1. Access your hosting control panel: Open your browser and go to the URL provided by your web hosting provider to access your control panel (usually cPanel).
  2. Log in: Enter your username and password, then click Log in.

Step 2: Locate Fantastico

Once you are logged in to your hosting control panel:

  1. Find Fantastico: Look for the Fantastico icon or link. It is usually located in the Software/Services section or something similar.
  2. Click on the Fantastico icon or link to open the Fantastico installer.

Step 3: Select Drupal for Installation

In the Fantastico interface:

  1. Navigate to Drupal: On the left sidebar, you will see a list of scripts. Find and click on Drupal.
  2. Start the Installation: Click on the New Installation link to begin the Drupal installation process.

Step 4: Configure the Installation

Fill in the required fields for your Drupal installation:

  1. Install on Domain: Select the domain where you want to install Drupal.
  2. Install in Directory: Leave this field blank if you want to install Drupal in the root directory of your domain. Otherwise, specify a subdirectory.
  3. Admin Access Data: Enter a username, password, and email address for the Drupal admin account.
  4. Base Configuration: Enter the site name and other basic configurations as prompted.
  5. Click Install: After filling in all the required fields, click on the Install button to proceed.
  6. Confirm Installation: Review the details on the confirmation page and click on the Finish Installation button to complete the installation.

Step 5: Access Your New Drupal Site

After the installation is complete:

  1. Visit your site: Open your browser and go to the URL where you installed Drupal (e.g., or
  2. Log in: Use the admin username and password you configured during the installation to log in to your new Drupal site.

Additional Tips

  • Secure Your Site: After installation, secure your site by configuring security settings, updating modules, and using strong passwords.
  • Regular Backups: Regularly back up your Drupal site to prevent data loss in case of issues or attacks.
  • Explore Modules: Explore and install additional modules to extend the functionality of your Drupal site.
  • Read Documentation: Familiarize yourself with Drupal’s documentation to effectively manage and customize your site.


By following these steps, you can easily install Drupal using Fantastico and start building your website. Regular maintenance and updates will help keep your site secure and running smoothly.

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