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Install definition

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There are two commonly used definitions of install when used with Drupal:

The process of setting up Drupal for use

Before you can use Drupal, or one of its contributed modules and themes, you need to install it. If you’re going to install Drupal, you’re going to do a series of tasks:

  1. Create a database.
  2. Configure some files.
  3. Run the installer.
A Drupal website or websites
You may also see references to “a Drupal install,” which is a collective reference to the Drupal software and its database.

Additional information

The following resources may be helpful if you need to install Drupal or a Drupal module: