1. Download the Acquia Drupal distributive from http://drupal.org/project/drupal.

 

2. Unpack the archive to the folder on your local computer.

 

3. As the archive is unpacked, find the 'sites' folder and then 'default' inside it. In 'sites\default' folder there should be default.settings.php file, make a copy of this file and name it settings.php.

 

4. Upload the contents of the unpacked archive to your Web site. You can use an FTP client to upload the files. The installation files can be placed into the account Web root folder \htdocs or to any sub-folder.

 

5.  To temporary grant Allow Write permission to Anonymous user for the selected Drupal installation folder, submit "Write Access for Anonymous User" extended service request ("How to use the Extended Services portal"). This needs to be done in order for the application to create configuration files, after completing the installation process you should contact Technical Support to revert the default "read-only" permissions (as leaving "Write" permissions enabled is a possible security risk).

 

6. Make sure that index.php is registered in the list of the default documents for the Web site. Add it to the list if needed following the instructions in the article #1611.

 

7. Make use of the "MySQL" HostPilot section to create the database that will be used by Drupal. Note the database server host name that is listed on the "Databases" page.

 

8. As the access permissions and default documents are modified and the database for Drupal is creted you can proceed with the installation. Load the http://account_name.serveronline.net/ if Drupal was uploaded into the \htdocs folder or http://account_name.serveronline.net/sub_folder_name if it was uploaded into the sub-folder of \htdocs.

 

5. Follow the wizards instructions and set specify the name of the previously created database, the login username and the password, you also need to enter the database server host name in the 'Advanced options' section.

 

6. On the next 'Configure site' screen enter the desired site name, e-mail address for administrative purposes and create the Administrator account.

 

7. When all the required information is collected the wizard should start with creating the Web site and copying the needed files(this operation can take some time and may throw an error message in some cases of a time-out, just refresh your browser window and the wizard will continue its work).

 

8. When the setup has been finished, you should see the Welcome page. You can now login to your Drupal interface using the created Administrator credentials.

 

9. By default Drupal tries to use the local mail server to send e-mails and to specify the required by our infrastructure 'scriptmail.intermedia.net' mail server you will need to install the "SMTP plugin". You can follow the instructions in the plugin archive to make it work for your Drupal installation.

 

10. For any additional questions you can refer to the Drupal installation documentation.