Drupal 7 LTS: How to Install it on Ubuntu Server

This post will help you install Drupal 7 LTS on Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server. I assume that you have already installed your Linux server and also installed MySQL server. Also assume that you have configured your name servers for your domain name.

Download Drupal 7

Navigate to /public_html folder to download latest Drupal 7 LTS release from Drupal.org. Drupal keeps releasing patch releases for Drupal LTS version. We are going to download the most recent version that was released in 2021 1st quarter.

wget https://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.78.zip

Unzip Drupal 7

To unzip the Drupal 7 LTS download, I am going to use unzip utility package on Ubuntu server. If you have not installed unzip package; you can install it by running sudo apt install unzip

unzip drupal-7.78.zip

Remove the zip folder

rm -R drupal-7.78.zip

Moving Drupal 7 LTS to /public_html

Change the directory to drupal-7.78/

cd drupal-7.78/

Move evering thing from drupal-7.78/ to /public_html

mv * ../

Remove the cd drupal-7.78/ folder

rm -R drupal-7.78/

Install Drupal 7 LTS

Create a SQL database, username and password. I assume that you have already created your database, username, and password. If you have not, please follow this post to create SQL database, username, and password.

Now, in a new browser tab; pull up your domain name and fill in the database credentials, website and admin user name, email, & password.

You’ll have your Drupal LTS site up and running.