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Learning Drupal 8 by Richard Jones, Nick Abbott

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Installing Drupal 8

Now that you have your server environment configured, whether it be a cloud sandbox, your own web server, or the Dev Desktop, the steps to install Drupal 8 are the same, only the URL will be different. In the case of the Dev Desktop, go to http://drupal-8.dd:8083/install.php in your web browser.

Tip

Note that the Dev Desktop adds on the '.dd' suffix to the domain.

The Dev Desktop makes launching your new site very easy because it provides a shortcut link from within the control panel window:

Installing Drupal 8

You will see a number of option screens during the installation process, each of which we will walk through now.

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