Drupal 8 Installation Setup with Terminal or browser

To quickly get the installation setup process completed in Drupal, there's two options.

  1. The command-line using Drupal Console or Drush
  2. And the web browser by visiting http://mysitename

Create a database

In either case, the first thing that's needed is a database where the Drupal instance will store it's data.

When using a MySQL gui application like Sequel Pro or Querious, create a new database, 'MYDBNAME' and make sure the database user has proper access.

To use the Terminal, with the 'root' mysql user in this case:

mysqladmin -u root -p create MYDBNAME

Start the setup process

Using the Terminal

The site install task will display basic setup questions, most of which can be left at default, for now by hitting [enter]. The database user/password and the admin (superuser) user/password are required.

➜  MYSITENAME drupal site:install

 Select Drupal profile to be installed:
  [0] demo_umami
  [1] minimal
  [2] nightwatch_testing
  [3] standard
 > 1

 Select language for your Drupal installation [English]:

 Drupal Database type:
  [0] SQLite
  [1] MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, or equivalent
  [2] PostgreSQL
 > 1

 Database Host []:

 Database Name:

 Database User:
 > root

 Database Pass []:

 Database Port [3306]:

 Database Prefix []:

 Provide your Drupal site name [My awesome site]:

 Provide your Drupal site mail [admin@example.com]:

 Provide your Drupal administrator account name [admin]:

 Provide your Drupal administrator account password:

 Provide your Drupal administrator account mail [admin@example.com]:

 Starting Drupal 8 install process

 [OK] Your Drupal 8 installation was completed successfully

Or, even faster — this can be done with a single command:

drush site-install --db-url=mysql://someuser:somepass@localhost/somedatabase --account-pass=admin --existing-config -y -vvv.

Using a Web browser


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