Drupal 8 installation process

  •  Drupal 8 installation process

Drupal 8 is a fantastic platform for developing a wide range of sites, from simple to extremely complex. More detail visit http://www.developmenticon.com/blog/drupal-8

Installing Drupal

To install and run Drupal 8 at your web server must meet certain minimum requirements. Most of the web hosting companies meet these requirements.

Disk space

A minimum installation requires 15 Megabytes. 60 MB is needed for a website with many contributed modules and themes installed. Keep in mind you need much more for the database, files uploaded by the users, media, backups and other files.

Web server

Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS


Drupal 8:

  • MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20/Percona Server 5.5.8 or higher with PDO and an InnoDB-compatible primary storage engine,
  • PostgreSQL 9.1.2 or higher with PDO,
  • SQLite 3.6.8 or higher


  • Drupal 8: PHP 5.5.9 or higher

Now there are some basic steps to install Drupal 8:

1.Download the latest version of Drupal 8

You can download the files from https://www.drupal.org/node/2627402 and extract them into your local development manually.

2.Extract the distribution in your Apache

3.Create a database to hold the content from the site

4.Create the files directory and settings.php

Drupal will create the settings.php and services.yml files during installation, but if it can’t, it will prompt you to do so manually. If you do get this prompt, it’s highly likely that your web server does not have permissions to write to the sites/default folder.

5.Run the install script

Visit the site where you installed the files.

Step 1.

The first screen guides you to pick the language you want to use. Click the Save and Continue button to move on to the next step.

Step 2.

Next, you will choose the profile you want to install. There are two, standard and minimal.
Click on Save and Continue to move on.

Step 3.

Enter the database name, database user, and password for the database you created in the previous step.

Step 4.

The configuration will now proceed. You will see a progress bar as it works in this step. Once completed, you will see a screen with a few details to complete. These are for your site admin.

Step 5.

This will complete your installation and you can now visit your new Drupal site directly!

How to log into the Drupal 8 Interface


First, visit your site's admin login area.


Once you are on the screen, enter your admin username and password in the login fields in the left hand sidebar. If you do not remember your password you can request a new one to be sent to your email address by clicking on the Request new password link.


Click Login and the admin dashboard will appear.

Changing your Admin password in Drupal 8


Once in the admin dashboard, look to the toolbar across the upper portion of the screen and select the Edit profile option.


You are now on the profile edit screen for the Admin user. You will need to to enter your Current password in order to change your account password. Enter your new password in the Password and Confirm password fields.


Click on the Save button at the bottom to confirm and save the new password. You can now log into your admin account using the new password.