Use Drupal on a 1&1 Cloud Server with Plesk

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Introduction

For any 1&1 Cloud Server with Plesk, applications like Drupal should always be installed and managed through the Plesk interface. Follow the instructions in this tutorial to learn how to install and run Drupal on a Plesk server

Requirements

  • A 1&1 Cloud Server with Plesk (any operating system)
  • PHP version 5.5.9 or later.

If you attempt to install Drupal on a server which does not have PHP version 5.5.9 or later installed, you will get an error message.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: PHP error

To update PHP on a server running Plesk, follow the steps in this article.

This tutorial uses the Power User view. You can change the Plesk view by clicking Change View at the bottom of the column on the left.

Install Drupal

In the Plesk admin panel, go to Applications.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Applications

Drupal is available as a Featured Application. Click to install Drupal.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Install

Drupal will download. This process can take several minutes.

Select the domain where you wish to install Drupal, then click Install.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Choose domain

Wait for the Drupal installation to finish. When it is complete, you will be directed to the Drupal management page.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Installation complete

Manage Drupal

After installing Drupal, you can manage the installation from the Applications page.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Applications

Select the Drupal installation for your domain.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Select domain

This will take you to the admin page for the domain's Drupal installation.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Admin page

Click Public access entry points > Site to view the website.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: View site

For security reasons, we recommend that you turn on Automatic Updates.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Turn on updates

Click Change Settings to change the settings for the Drupal website.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Turn on updates

This will allow you to change the administrative user name and password, database user name and password, and the site administrator's user name and email address. After you have made the changes, click OK.

Use Drupal on a Plesk server: Make changes

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