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Installing Drupal 8 (with differences between Drupal 7) on your web host

Drupal 8 is out and many of the necessary modules have been ported to version 8. Drupal 8 is quite different under the hood from Drupal 7. But it's also fun to play with straight out of the box so let's spin up a new Drupal 8 demo installation. All of this assumes you have shell access, even if you don't normally use the command line, but should be applicable whether ssh'ed to a remote Linux server or testing locally on your Mac OS X laptop. To install Drupal 8 then:

  1. Download Drupal 8 (.tar.gz) and untar it in your web root. (As of publication, the most recent version is

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