There are a few things to take note of when beginning any kind of Drupal development. First, to install and run Drupal, your web host must meet certain minimum requirements. Although most web hosts meet these requirements, there are others worth noting that support the Drupal community. In Drupal development and installation, Drupal’s provided installation script aggregates database tables and configures the correct settings with the settings.php file. You can also run several different Drupal sites off of the same code base by performing a “multi site” installation. An example of this is if one company owns five similar websites, like wag.com. There are several useful tools you can use while setting up your Drupal installation. You can perform some of the steps with tools like graphical applications for moving files and managing databases. Your hosting service may also provide you with a selection of available tools, as well as…

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