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How to Download and install Drupal


These steps are on typical LAMP hosting set up

1. Create MySQL database using cPanel
Create user and add to database with all privileges and save this information using notepad so you can use copy and paste to copy passwords. Here are some tutorials on the creation of databases.

2. Download and unzip Drupal using 7-zip http://drupal.org/download
Decompress Drupal directories first step will create folder you can then decompress inner folder
Set up Filezilla to upload to your new website. Click new site and add a name for your new site. Get port and protocol settings from your web host. Set logon type to normal. Add user name and password

3. Upload Drupal to your the public_html folder on your web site using Filezilla -> Read more

My trusty Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows XP

This article is being typed up on my trusty Toshiba Satellite laptop bought way back when Windows XP was the newest thing. It has been one of the best computers I have had and it still works great after all of these years. I can't begin to think of how many road trips it has been on. Now days it is frequently on the kitchen table I use it like most people read the morning paper only I work, currently I am writing this blog, but I have worked on all my sites and it has all my necessary programs installed. It does things better than some desktop computers. It has been a great computer and I will really miss it Microsoft abandons support for Windows XP in April. -> Read more

Success With The Google Docs Advantage


Google Docs, sometimes called Google Office, is one of the most productive free apps on-line today. Besides being able to create Google Docs and edit documents and Word Documents on line, anyone can read them on-line with out buying or downloading any software. Anyone with a Google Docs account can create and edit Google Docs on-line.

I email a link to my clients and they can edit this document concurrently. This is a great way to work on text for their web sites, they can read a make corrections right there on the actual document before I add it to their web site. A link is sent to them in email and they do not need to have any special software installed on their computer to read and edit this document. -> Read more

The Necessity Of A UPS

Sitting here working during a thunder storm, I am reminded of the necessity of a UPS. UPS stands for uninterpretable power supply, for those periods usually during thunder storms when the power may flicker or even go out. If the power just flickers these battery units will keep your computer going, instead turning your computer off in them middle of whatever it is doing. These battery power units can not run your computer for long, so if the power stays off you should power down or turn off your computer. This unit, only slightly larger than a outlet strip, can sit on the floor out of the way. I always plug my UPS into a good outlet strip with surge protection, I don’t know if it helps but it can't hurt.

Since laptops have batteries so they do not need UPS protection but should have surge protection when possible. A good UPS will also provide surge protection. -> Read more

What is the absolute best blogging platform?

Drupal is by far the best blogging platform. This is Drupal blog. Drupal was originally written by University of Antwerp student Dries Buytaert for communication between dorms. Drupal has a great support group of developers around the world constantly working to improve it. The original word for the name of the software was Dutch for village (drop) but was changed to the Dutch word for drop which is Drupal, because they are so close. It has always been software for communities.

There is still a better reason than all that. Drupal is composed of modules that each different functions. One of these modules submits every article you write to the search engines. This module comes standard with all Drupal installations and can be enabled or disabled. It is called the Ping module. Modules are found at
Home » Administer » Site building. The description for the Ping module reads "Alerts other sites when your site has been updated." Get Drupal for your blog and enable the Ping module. -> Read more

You already know the most important blogging tip

You already know the most important blogging tip but it is the hardest. You have to work every day writing your blog. The more content you have on your blog the more there will be there for people to read and the more there will be there for search engines to find.

Find your passion and write down your thoughts. We all have hobbies and things we like. It could be anything from Rap music to Opera. There will be people who want to read about it. That's the beauty of the internet it is available around the world. Study and learn your passion and the ideas for articles will come.



  • 1:32 AM 1 November 2014
  • dashaver.com