12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2010 1:21 AM by Pauel Jes
veenay Level 1 (0 points)
Hi Guys,

I need help installing Drupal on a 10.6.4 server, does anyone have a step by step guide or any helpful information.


Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Dan Charlton Level 1 (35 points)
    What version of drupal are you installing, what issues are you having?

    I setup a mysql database for drupal with an associated user, then loaded the files into the relevant web folder and then ran through the setup procedure.

    I have Drupal working on my Man Mini Server.



    Message was edited by: Dan Charlton
  • veenay Level 1 (0 points)
    What needs to be setup for mysql?
  • Dan Charlton Level 1 (35 points)
    Do you have mysql setup & enabled in your services tab in Server Manager?

    You will then ideally need something like : http://www.sequelpro.com/

    This will allow you to login into the MySql server & add databases/users.


  • Andrew Davies Level 1 (40 points)

    I set up the latest stable version of Drupal on my OS X 10.6.4 Mini server and it went like a dream.

    I followed the installation guide on the Drupal website.

    You do need MySQL running as a service though - best you do that before you start. You'll need to provide the Drupal installer with the location (localhost), username and password of a MySQL user with suitable priviladges. You'll also need to create a MySQL database ready for the Drupal Installer to populate with the suitable tables.

    The only other tip I'd give is to check "Allow all overides" in Server Admin for the relevant website. This allows Clean (SEO) URLs to work with .htaccess

    Hope this helps.

  • veenay Level 1 (0 points)
    No I have do not have mysql setup or enabled in the server manager.

    I currently need to run our production webiste and drupal in parallel until our web team is able to fully move to drupal.

    Would sequelpro allow me to configure and setup mysql or is just a management utility?
  • Andrew Davies Level 1 (40 points)

    Sequelpro is just a management utility.

    But it is easy to set up MySQL on SLS.

    Just go to server admin
    Add MySQL as a service
    Start the service
    Go to settings (still on the MySQL page)
    Click on "Set Root Password"

    And you should be done.

    Hope this helps.

  • Andrew Davies Level 1 (40 points)
    Actually sorry, you should set the root password before starting MySQL !

    More info here :

  • veenay Level 1 (0 points)
    I have installed mysql and configured the database, now which directory do I point the drupal installation to be in server admin?
  • Andrew Davies Level 1 (40 points)
    What I normally do is make a directory for the name of your site in the web server directory.

    drupaltest (for example)

    Then unzip the Drupal source files into that directory.

    So you'll have

    drupaltest/drupal_6xx (or similar)

    I then rename the drupal_6xx folder to wwwroot, change the permissions so at least _www is the group.

    Then set that wwwroot directory as the home directory in server admin. You can then runthe Drupal installer by going to the relevant website.

    It's a good idea to turn off wiki, calendar, address book in server admin for the relevant site. Not sure about Drupal, but I know it mucks up Joomla installations.

    Hope this helps


    But that is just my way.
  • veenay Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for the information, I will be performing the installation sometime this week. I will let you guys know how it goes.
  • veenay Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey Guys,

    I got everything working except how do I start/setup the cron job
  • Pauel Jes Level 1 (0 points)
    I am sure you can find all information you need at drupal.org/getting-started/install
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