Tips and Tricks: Installation

How to copy a Drupal site within 10 minutes

There are many often complex and time consuming ways to copy a Drupal website from one webhosting company to another-one. This howto offers you instructions how to do it the easy way. It is based on the following assumptions: You have the same Drupal versions on both sides and Drupal is already installed at the destination.

Export of Drupal database using phpMyAdmin

Use distributions for a quick installation

The classical way to install Drupal, is to download and install the latest Drupal Core from If you want to save time, I recommend you to get familiar with the Drupal Distributions, which make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.

Drupal Distributions

Drupal themes to be compared