[development] Drupal 5.x Installation is Bad!

Michelle Cox mcox at charter.net
Thu Oct 12 03:00:11 UTC 2006

On 10/11/2006 7:59:59 PM, Drupal Indonesia (support at drupal-id.com) wrote:
> The solution is very simple, but we must agree first that the new
> installation
> should be as easy as possible while the security concern still the best :)

>1. On the installation screen say: "You must enter a db username with 
>DB rights, otherwise please create the DB first"
>2. Step #2: Drupal installation checks if the DB is exists, if not then 
>the DB.

>Simple, right?

>This is not new techno, I see many CMSs have feature to create DB.

I suppose, but I wonder if it's worth it. From my admittedly limited 
experience, people on shared hosting wouldn't be able to use it because of 
the need to create databases through cPanel or equivalent. People not on 
shared hosting probably know enough to not need Drupal to make the DB.  So 
who'd use it?

Would be a good survey question, I guess.


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