How to host, setup and install Drupal 8.x site on free hosting service.
By the end of the article we would able to host and install a Drupal 8.x CMS site for free by using Pantheon hosting provider services.
Most of the time you wonder about how to host Drupal 8 site for free by easy configuration and installation. Pantheon is one of the best option for our problem.
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So here is step by step easy guide to setup Drupal 8.x site using Pantheon.
Just follow the below given steps.
So, Let’s get started 🙂
1. Go on actual Pantheon website
(They have Free trail where we can host 2 CMS sites without any time limit)
Now just login by Connecting with Google account or you can create free account and then login with your email account.
2. After we logged in successfully, We can see a dashboard where we can create 2 sandbox sites.
To create a site click on Create New Site.
3. Create Pantheon site form will appear.
Mention your Pantheon site name, Choose your desired region and at last click on Continue.
You can see the development site URL as well.
4. The next step is to choose CMS. Just select Drupal 8 from the list and click Deploy.
They are providing 3 types of CMS hosting and installation WordPress, Drupal 8 and Drupal 7.
5. After Pantheon Drupal 8 site created successfully click on Visit dashboard.
In dashboard we can see the hosting settings. We can connect with SFTP if we want and to visit our site simply click on Visit Development site to see user site or Site Admin for admin panel.
Awesome our Pantheon Drupal 8 site hosted 🙂
Now, Let’s configure our Drupal 8 site and start using it.
6. Click on Site Admin button from dashboard.
There are 3 steps to completely configure Drupal 8 site on Pantheon.
1. Choose your desired language.
2. Select Standard installation profile
3. Provide site information.
Note: On site information section. Username and password will be the credentials of administrator account user for admin panel.
Finally after successfully hosted and installed our Drupal 8 Pantheon site for free.
The last and important part is to enable module installation button inside Extend section. So, later on we can install modules easily.
For that simply Go to Manage -> Extend and click on update script.
That’s it 🙂
Congratulations now you can use Drupal 8 site with free hosting using Pantheon with no time limit ❤️