Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with your web host's access restrictions, part of Drupal 7 Advanced Training.
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If you run your own web host, you can set up a server and give yourself godlike…powers by taking control of what's called the root user or superuser.…But chances are that you're like me, serving up your Drupal web site on a shared…web host where you have only very limited powers.…Web hosts vary in how much access they permit.…So this video shows you tricks to determine how much you have.…First, let's log in and get some basic information about ourselves.…We do that with the ssh command, followed by username, domain, and password.…
One thing you'll notice is that we now have a different prompt than we had…before, that's this section here before you start typing commands.…This tells us that I am user tgeller@ web41, that's on my web host; whereas…before, it was simply booth-06-mac.…Another way to see who you are is with the command amusingly titled whoami, and…you can see where you are with pwd, that says where you are on your web host…that is to say in which directory.…You can see what's in that directory with the ls command as you saw in a…
Drupal 7 Advanced Training was designed as a follow-up to Drupal 7 Essential Training and it also dovetails nicely with our other Drupal courses, such as Drupal 7 Reporting and Visualizing Data and Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce.
- Moving a site from the development environment to production
- Hosting a Drupal site
- Moving databases with phpMyAdmin and Unix commands
- Making site administration more efficient with Drush
- Backing up site data
- Moderating comments
- Migrating from previous versions of Drupal
- Working with themes
- Creating variable layouts
- Enabling social features
- Creating an online store with Drupal Commerce