What Is Drupal?

The Drupal Content Management System is a powerful application designed for agencies and small businesses. Using Drupal, you can create Web Apps from beginning to end. This online CMS allows users to create e-forms, use text editors, record audio, manage websites, search for content and more with a single tool.

There is a considerable community of people who provide support for Drupal, a free, open-source CMS. Thousands of people and companies around the globe use it to build and manage their sites. As many of the world's top businesses and public institutions use Drupal, you may not realize it. Drupal is a free and open source-licensed software application. It offers intrinsic benefits that proprietary software cannot rival, including low cost, flexibility, freedom, and security.

Drupal Demo

What We Serve?

1. Application Consultation For Drupal Open Source Software

Open source adoption, management, governance, and compliance are components of our end-to-end solutions and services. We provide an open source roadmap that will convert your business vision into practice while converting your costs into savings with a team of consultants from different verticals and domains.

2. Drupal On Premises Installation And Configuration.

Using the AssistNix Configuration Guide, you will find all the information necessary to set up Drupal and enable it to communicate with other resources on your network. Furthermore, the Configuration Guide contains instructions on moving users and devices to a control Drupal.

3. Issues Fixes On Self Hosted Servers.

There are many advantages to hosting your Cloud Applications with us; for example, reduced expenses, instant deployment, and reduced administration expenses.

Low Maintenance

Allow us to handle all your hardware and software issues so you can focus on your applications. Only worry about maintaining the internet connection.

Anywhere - Anytime

You can have access to your cloud application from anywhere in the world when it is running on an Internet server.

Dedicated Server

An integrated online server hosts your application and provides access to all the systems you need.

Less Risk

You have no risk at all since there are no long-term service contracts. Terralogic only charges you for what you use.

4. Drupal User Guide & Application Use.

Your data is fully under your control when you self-host your software. Your organization's firewall can protect your data. We keep all your critical information in-house and we do not share it with anyone else. Your data can be accessed without an internet connection, which is especially important. In deciding the terms and conditions, you need to know exactly where your data is stored and what regulations need to be met.

5. Drupal Application SaaS Hosting.

To ensure that our users have a positive experience with AssistNix, we also offer excellent application user guides. The user guide utilizes simple language, images, logical hierarchies and flows, a table of contents, searchable content, easily accessible content, a decent design, as well as references to other resources.

Key Features Of Drupal

Drupal has all the features you need to accelerate your business growth and provide exceptional customer experiences.

1. Theme engine overhaul

Twig, a PHP-based, fast, flexible, and secure theming engine provided with Drupal 8, is the new theming engine included with Drupal 8. Drupal websites can be made much more attractive and functional using Twig, since its templates utilize less complex syntax and are more secure than PHP.

2. Starting With Mobile First

Drupal 8 is built with mobile in mind. Drupal 8 comes with many responsive themes, including a responsive admin theme, as well as a link to return to the main page.

3. Taking HTML5 to the next level

When it comes to writing web markup, HTML5 has become more or less the de facto standard. Similarly, Drupal 8 supports native input fields, such as dates, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.

4. Multilingual Ready

Drupal 8 is equipped with a lot of multilingual features by default. There is a built-in translation tool for the administrative interface. Furthermore, it is possible to create pages that can be filtered by language and have visibility blocked. The community can automatically provide translation updates.

5. Configuration Management

Drupal 8 has a built-in configuration management system, so transferring settings (such as content types, views, and fields, etc.) between local and server development is a breeze.

6. Quick Edits

Seeing a situation that needs to be changed, then being able to implement changes quickly and directly, is a wonderful feeling. In place editing for Fields in Drupal 8 has been backported to Quick Edit. Alternatively, you can edit the text directly on the front end of Drupal if you're logged in and the content is visible to you.

7. Built-in Web Services

In Drupal 8, content can be output as JSON or XML and Drupal can also act as a data source. It can even be used as a front-end data source. By implementing HAL in Drupal 8, web service capabilities can be accessed more easily.

8. Fields Galore

Its content structure capabilities are enhanced by Drupal 8's abundance of field types. The addition of new fields, including entity references, link, date, email, telephone, etc., fosters content creation and enables you to create custom contact forms with fields attached.

9. Experience a guided tour

Under the help link, the descriptive text is now visible. One of Drupal 8's most useful features for newcomers is the tour. When a user clicks on it, pop-ups appear that explain how everything works. By making the CMS more user-friendly, everyone will benefit.

10. Speed of loading

All entities are cached in Drupal 8 and JavaScript is loaded only when needed. Views of a page do not require time-consuming reloading. Content viewed previously is quickly retrieved. Caching is fully automated after it is configured and enabled.

11. Automated JavaScript Testing

With Drupal 8.1, automated testing for JavaScript (JS) front-end is now available.

Drupal Installation

Upgrade the system packages and package index as needed:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade. It is not necessary to perform this step if you have already installed either MySQL or MariaDB on the server. Drupal 8.6 is fully compatible with PHP 7.2, the default version of PHP in Ubuntu 18.04.

Installing Drupal components and downloading the Drupal template will be done with Composer, a dependency manager for PHP.

Drupal Requirments:

  • Apache webserver.
  • MariaDB database server.
  • PHP (For Drupal 9, PHP 7.3 and later versions is recommended).
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How To Install Drupal In Ubuntu

Install Apache, MariaDB, and PHP

# sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server mariadb-client php libapache2-mod-php php-cli php-fpm php-json php-common php-mysql php-zip php-gd php-intl php-mbstring php-curl php-xml php-pear php-tidy php-soap php-bcmath php-xmlrpc 
# mysql_secure_installation
Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter
Set a root password? [Y/n] y
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Create a Drupal Database

# sudo mysql -u root -p
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY "your_password_here";
MariaDB [(none)]> create database drupal;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON drupal.* TO [email protected];
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> exit

Download and Install Drupal in Ubuntu

# sudo wget https://www.drupal.org/download-latest/tar.gz -O drupal.tar.gz
#  sudo tar -xvf drupal.tar.gz
# sudo mv drupal-9.0.6 /var/www/html/drupal

Assign the permissions

# sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/drupal/
# sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/drupal/

Create an Apache Drupal Virtual Host

#  sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/drupal.conf

Paste the content below.

VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/drupal/
ServerName  example.com
ServerAlias www.example.com

 <pre>
 ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
 CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

 <Directory /var/www/html/drupal/>
        Options FollowSymlinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
 </Directory>

 <Directory /var/www/html/>
        RewriteEngine on
        RewriteBase /
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]
</Directory>
</pre>

Save and exit the configuration file.

# sudo a2ensite drupal.conf
# sudo a2enmod rewrite
# sudo systemctl restart apache2

Setup Drupal from a Browser

http://www.server-ip/

OR

http://www.example.com/

On the page that appears, select your preferred language and click on the ‘Save and continue’ button

fill out the database details.

Fill in all the required fields about your site such as site name, site email address, location, and timezone.

Finally, you will get the default dashboard for Drupal as shown

How To Install Drupal In Centos

Drupal Requirement:

Apache 2.x (Recommended)
PHP 5.5.9 or higher (5.5 recommended)
MySQL 5.5.3 or MariaDB 5.5.20 with PHP Data Objects (PDO)

Installing Apache Web Server

# yum install httpd

SystemD - CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 22+

# systemctl start httpd
# systemctl enable httpd

SysVInit - CentOS/RHEL 6 and Fedora

# service httpd start
# chkconfig --level 35 httpd on

Next, in order to allow access to Apache services from HTTP and HTTPS, we have to open 80 and 443 port where the HTTPD daemon is listening as follows:

FirewallD - CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 22+

# firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
# firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
# firewall-cmd --reload

IPtables - CentOS/RHEL 6 and Fedora 22+

# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT
# service iptables save
# service iptables restart

Install PHP Support for Apache

# yum install php php-mbstring php-gd php-xml php-pear php-fpm php-mysql php-pdo php-opcache

Install PHP 7 in CentOS/RHEL and Fedora

# rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm
# yum install php70w php70w-opcache php70w-mbstring php70w-gd php70w-xml php70w-pear php70w-fpm php70w-mysql php70w-pdo

To get php info

# echo "" > /var/www/html/info.php

Restart service

# systemctl restart httpd
OR
# service httpd restart

Install and Configure MariaDB Database

# yum install mariadb-server mariadb

SystemD - CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 22+

# systemctl start mariadb
# systemctl enable mariadb

SysVInit - CentOS/RHEL 6 and Fedora

# service mysqld start
# chkconfig --level 35 mysqld on

# mysql_secure_installation

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter

Set a root password? [Y/n] y
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Install and Configure Drupal 8 in CentOS

# yum install wget gzip
# wget -c https://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-8.2.6.tar.gz

# tar -zxvf drupal-8.2.6.tar.gz
# mv drupal-8.2.6 /var/www/html/drupal

create the settings file settings.php, from the sample settings file default.settings.php) in the folder (/var/www/html/drupal/sites/default) and then set the appropriate permissions on the Drupal site directory, including sub-directories and files as follows:

# cd /var/www/html/drupal/sites/default/
# cp default.settings.php settings.php
# chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/drupal/

Set the SELinux rule on the folder “/var/www/html/drupal/sites/” as below:

# chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/drupal/sites/

Create a Drupal Database

# sudo mysql -u root -p

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY

"your_password_here";
MariaDB [(none)]> create database drupal;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON drupal.* TO [email protected];
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> exit

Now finally, at this point, open the URL: http://server_IP/drupal/ to start the web installer, and choose your preferred installation language and Click Save to Continue.

Next, select an installation profile, choose Standard and click Save to Continue.

Look through the requirements review and enable clean URL before moving forward.

Now enable clean URL drupal under your Apache configuration.

# vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Make sure to set AllowOverride All to the default DocumentRoot /var/www/html directory as shown in the screenshot below.

Once filled all database details, click on Save and Continue.

Next configure the site by setting the values for (use values that apply to your scenario):

  1. Site Name – AssistNix Drupal Site
  2. Site email address – [email protected]
  3. Username – admin
  4. Password – ##########
  5. User’s Email address – [email protected]
  6. Default country – India
  7. Default time zone – UTC

After setting the appropriate values, click Save and Continue to finish the site installation process.

Step By Step Guide Of How To Use Drupal By AssistNix

This AssistNix tutorial explains how to install and use the Drupal tool.

Step 1: Install Drupal on Your Site

A one-click installation is not always as effective as manually installing the software. Your Drupal installation can be configured once Drupal's files have been installed. By doing so, you will be able to access the installation wizard for Drupal using the standard URL of your site.

Step 2: Start Creating Content

In the upper admin bar, you need to select the Content option. You can expand the bar by clicking on Manage if that option isn't visible. You will then be able to see all of the content on your site when you click this. Click Add content to add new content to your site.

Step 3: Use Modules to Add New Functionality to Your Site Step

To install a module, simply return to your site after downloading it to your computer. Then choose Extend from the toolbar. To add a new module, select the Install new module button. This will display the modules you have currently installed.

Step 4: Update Your Site's Appearance With a Theme

Like modules, themes are designed to change the look of your website rather than changing its functionality. Various themes are available online both for free and for a fee. To begin, the official theme repository would be a good place. In your site's admin toolbar, select Appearance after you've found a theme you'd like to install. Next, click Install new theme to go to a familiar page.

FAQs For Drupal Application

1. What kind of services Assistnix provide?

At AssistNix, we offer a complete consulting service for open source applications, like Drupal, in addition to installing and configuring Drupal on-site. If you have issues with your self-hosted server, we offer services to fix the problems, so that you will not face any issues. Apart from all this, we also offer highly professional and trustworthy Magento hosting services. These services can be enjoyed at very low rates as well. The quality of our services is never compromised in our effort to offer affordable rates.

2. Are there Assistnix demos or trial versions available?

There is a demo or trial version of AssistNix available for download. Our trial and demo services have been made available to the general public so that those who are unsure whether they would like to utilize our service can try it out for free.

With AssistNix, you can view a demo of your favourite open source application in real time, with demos of all major open source applications, we provide hosting space and support for community-driven apps. AssistNix provides applications, security, and compliance consultation, maintenance, and support well suited to the specific needs of your organization.

Using our expertise, you can spend your time on business expansion instead of managing applications. You don't need to spend precious time managing infrastructure or specifications because we provide product and technology services.

3. How can I receive Assistnix support?

Contacting AssistNix is a simple and straightforward process. We offer several ways for our clients to reach out to us. According to your membership level, you may contact us by email, phone, via our support portal, or via our support forums. You can always count on our team to provide you with the assistance you need. We will take care of any problem you're experiencing. Our team will respond as soon as possible no matter how you contact us.

4. How does the AssistNix team’s work?

All our staff members have high level skills and experience. They always pay attention to every detail when providing services to clients. Please contact us if you would like to have a chance to trial our service so that you can see how we work. You will receive consulting services, hosting services, and distribution of open source software from us. Support is provided to all our customers from the starting point until the end of the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.

5. Is Assistnix provide free services?

AssistNix does not offer free services. Payment is required in order to use the service. One of the best things about our service is that it is very affordable. Therefore, you need not worry about your budget when taking advantage of our impeccable services. You can be assured that our highly professional and impeccable services will not break your budget. But there is no free service available at AssistNix. For a free trial, you can test out our service to see if it's worth it. If you think it's worth it, you can make a purchase from us.

6. What is the pricing of AssistNix?

AssistNix prices are very reasonable, as mentioned previously. If you choose to use our services, you will be pleasantly surprised. A budget estimate will be prepared for you when you come to us. We promise not to go over that budget estimate. If there are small variations from the estimate budget, we will inform you first. We maintain an extremely transparent pricing system so that our customers know exactly what they are paying for. We offer very affordable services at AssistNix, so contact us today.

7. List of open source projects and CRM software on which AssistNix provides support systems.

With AssistNix, you can examine any open source demo online, which can save you time and help you to save resources, which includes demos for the most popular open source applications. We deliver technology and product services, so you don't have to worry about managing infrastructure or specifications.

Project management softwares, you can get supports from AssistNix:

Focalboard

OpenProject

RedMine

Ecommerce Platform, you can get supports from AssistNix:

OpenCart

Magento CMS

osCommerce

CRM Platform, you can get supports from AssistNix:

SuiteCRM

Odoo CRM

EspoCRM

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