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Installing Drupal

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Installing drupal is easy, right? How can there be a whole episode on installing drupal if it's so easy? Installing drupal is easy and pretty quick, too. But, a lot of questions can come up like, what are the system requirements? Can I install it on my local computer? If I build something on my local computer how do I move it to the web? What if there's a problem? In this cram packed episode we tackle system requirements, installing drupal remotely and locally, moving a built site to a remote server, and all of those little tidbits of information we find helpful knowing.

Before we dive into installing drupal Bob asked a question about faith, believing in God, and logical thinkers compared to abstract thinkers that we wanted to weigh in on. As always, after you hear what we think we want to know what you think. Fill us in with an email, phone call, post on this podcast, or in the forums.

Macs and invisible files in drupal

I use Transmit FTP for uploading my files. This particular FTP app has an option to show hidden files. If you launch Transmit and and on the left hand viewer pane you select your dupal folder. In the menu bar select View>Show Invisible Files. Now all the hidden files such as the .htaccess will be visible.
Hopefully this info might help other Mac users.
http://www.panic.com/transmit/

Thanks

Thanks, it's good to know the other programs out there. I'll have to check it out. It's good that it lets you view hidden files.

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Former Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

database rights

Rights on the database is something you really want to check.

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, INDEX, ALTER, CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES, LOCK TABLES

The last two SQL permissions are not wide spread rights on some hosts.

http://drupal.org/requirements

and a free windows decompression utility.
http://www.7-zip.org/

permissions

CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES and LOCK TABLES aren't wide spread? That surprises me. I have dealt with a number of hosts and have never had a problem with this. I have always been able to either select them or select the role of database admin which has those permissions.

Can you point out some hosts that don't provide this?

Three hosts that I know do are website source, ixwebhosting, and media temple. I deal with these 3 on a fairly regular basis without issue.

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Former Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

compatibility of ix with drupal

hi
i've found an article about compatibility of ix with drupal
i hope it will be usefull:
http://aboutixwebhosting.com/besthost/reviews/drup...

Nice

Thanks guys. A great cast - I have been looking at a few cms packages over the last week or so and had mainly be playing with phpfusion but stumbled across your cast and decided to follow through your instructions while I listened.

Drupal is now installed and looking very "Default"!

I look forward to your next installment so I can make it my own - although I will play before then so maybe worked some of it out for myself!

Thanks again.
A.
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Andy Hoyland
andy@stjb.org.uk
http://www.stjb.org.uk

Can't Move To Fast

Andy,

Thanks for listening. We would love to move faster but there is so much to share that we just can't. I get a little concerned that we talk to fast, sometimes, because we are trying to fit so much in.

When I was doing my digging into CMSes I looked at PHP Fusion, too. But, I found that drupal was much more powerful and had some of the things I needed like being up to date and on the ball with handling security issues (every CMS has them).

Hope you enjoy the 'cast. If you have any questions please ask.

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

Matt Farina
Geeks and God Former Co-Host
www.mattfarina.com

Installing Second MySQL to a Subdomain?

Just E-mailed our server host http://bdarby.com asking about
adding a second MySQL database in a subdomain for testing.

He said I'd need to use Fantastico but that he did not think
it would install to a subdomain.

Has anyone used CPanel and Fantastico to create a testing
area in a subdomain for testing?

Thanks! doc

Thank you

Your podcast was highly useful, for someone like me just starting out to build a drupal site. Keep them coming...Thanks again.

When I was doing my digging

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When I was doing my digging into CMSes I looked at PHP Fusion, too. But, I found that drupal was much more powerful and had some of the things I needed like being up to date and on the ball with handling security issues (every CMS has them).

Hope you enjoy the 'cast. If

Hope you enjoy the 'cast. If you have any questions please ask.