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How to install the drush command line interface for Drupal on

Installing Drush in your cPanel Account

Drush is a command line-based tool for managing Drupal without needing to click through the web interface.

  1. SSH into your cPanel account.
  2. Start from your home directory (i.e. /home/cpanelaccountname ) or another suitable directory.
    1. Note: You should not install Drush inside public_html.
  3. Follow Drush's latest installation instructions here: 
  4. Optional steps
    1. edit ~/.bashrc to add alias for drush 
      1. Add alias drush="~/drush/drush" to the file.

    2. After saving the .bashrc edits, use source ~/.bashrc to reload the bashrc file.

    3. Type drush status to confirm which version of Drush you have installed.

    4. Type drush to see the list of commands available.

Keywords:cPanel, web hosting, Drupal, drush, command line, CLI   Doc ID:84966
Owner:Web H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-08-17 12:20 CDTUpdated:2022-01-24 11:20 CDT
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