Learn how to get started with Drupal - The Requirements

Before you start installing Drupal you need to have some basic things that are required for installing and running Drupal .

  1. Disk space
  2. Web server
  3. Database server
  4. PHP

 

  1. Disk space : You require a minimum of 15 MB Disk space for the base package however it will also depend on the various modules and themes that you install .
  2. Web server : Drupal will work on Apache 1.3 or Apache 2.x hosted on UNIX/Linux, OS X, or Windows. Drupal core will also work using IIS 5, IIS 6, or IIS 7 if PHP is configured correctly.
  3. Database server :
    • Drupal 6 supports MySQL 4.1 or higher.
    • Drupal 7 will only support MySQL 5.0.15 or higher, and requires the PDO database extension for PHP .

    OR

    • Drupal 6 supports PostgreSQL 7.1 or higher
    • Drupal 7 will only support PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher

    OR

    • Drupal 7 supports SQLite 3.3.7 or higher.
  4. PHP : Drupal 6: 4.4.0 or higher (5.2 recommended)
                 Drupal 7: PHP 5.2.5* or higher (5.3 recommended)