Installing, Upgrading (and Migrating) Drupal Sites

Drupal Version

This section contains tips on how to install Drupal from scratch, how to apply routine point release updates, and how to migrate between major version of Drupal.  There is also a guide to moving sites from development (either on your local computer, or on a development server) to a production environment (e.g. OIT Web Hosting).  For more generic but also more official guidance, the official Drupal website has a Guide to Migrating a Drupal Site.

Please be cautious in using any of the information provided here in conjunction with upgrading or migrating a production Drupal site:  always make backups of your live production site first, so that if anything goes wrong, you can revert back to the old version of the site.