View Full Version : How to install 3rd party software

10-10-2007, 02:10 PM
I want to install Drupal, but I have no idea how to install 3rd party software in my account with westhost.

Could someone please explain the process.


10-10-2007, 04:41 PM
Go to the Drupal site and look at their installation instructions. http://drupal.org/node/258

A couple things that may catch you up is the creation of the Database and the things that Drupal requires.

First you need to install PHP via the Site Manager. PHP 5 is fine for Drupal.

Next you need to install MYSQL via your Site Manager.

After you have both of those installed you need to create the database that Drupal well use. To do that you first install PHPMyAdmin via your Site Manager. Then you log into it and on the first page you well see an area where you can create a new database. The name of the database can be what ever you want. Just remember what you named it so you can use it when you install Drupal. On WestHost the Username you enter would be "root" and the password would be the one you supplied when you installed MYSQL via your Site Manager.