What is Drupal?

Drupal is an open source content management system. It is used to build

  • dynamically generated web sites
  • web applications
  • document repositories
  • e-commerce sites
  • and more.

Drupal (its code and its database) runs on a web server environment. Before you try to install Drupal, you need to know what it needs to run.

Let's look at a typical web server environment.

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