Drupal 8 Installation

This Blog focuses on basic core Drupal 8 installation. There are many Drupal installation guide in drupal.org. You can make quick Drupal installation using this tutorial.

Before proceeding Drupal 8 installation, You should review the minimum below system requirements

Drupal 8 minimum system requirements:

Web server:

Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS


  • 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


  • PHP 5.5.9 or higher

XAMP Installation:

You can use XAMP for doing the development in local. XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open-source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and use.

XAMP Installation more about XAMP installation

Now, Basic requirement is ready. We can start install Drupal 8.

  1. Download Drupal core files
  2. Extract downloaded zip file into your local development manually (example: htdocs, public_html etc).
  3. Create new database (example: enter http://localhost/phpmyadmin in browser and create database).
  4. Now, Will start install Drupal core.
  5. Access Drupal installation steps in browser (example: http://localhost/mydrupalfolder/)
    Drupal basic installation
  6. Choose language and click 'save and continue'
  7. Choose profile and click 'save and continue'
  8. Enter database details
    Database name: enter your database name
    Database username: enter your database username (localhost default username will be 'root')
    Database password: enter your database password (localhost default password will be blank, keep it blank)
    and click 'save and continue'
    drupal database
  9. Enter all mandatory fields and save.
    Drupal configuration
  10. Completed the Drupal 8 installation steps.
    Drupal landing page