This post will help you install Drupal 7 LTS on Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server. I assume that you have already installed your Linux server and also installed MySQL server. Also assume that you have configured your name servers for your domain name.
Download Drupal 7
Navigate to /public_html folder to download latest Drupal 7 LTS release from Drupal.org. Drupal keeps releasing patch releases for Drupal LTS version. We are going to download the most recent version that was released in 2021 1st quarter.
Unzip Drupal 7
To unzip the Drupal 7 LTS download, I am going to use unzip utility package on Ubuntu server. If you have not installed unzip package; you can install it by running sudo apt install unzip
Remove the zip folder
rm -R drupal-7.78.zip
Moving Drupal 7 LTS to /public_html
Change the directory to drupal-7.78/
Move evering thing from drupal-7.78/ to /public_html
mv * ../
Remove the cd drupal-7.78/ folder
rm -R drupal-7.78/
Install Drupal 7 LTS
Create a SQL database, username and password. I assume that you have already created your database, username, and password. If you have not, please follow this post to create SQL database, username, and password.
Now, in a new browser tab; pull up your domain name and fill in the database credentials, website and admin user name, email, & password.
You’ll have your Drupal LTS site up and running.