Installing Drush on GoDaddy Shared Linux Hosting

Submitted by Will Jackson on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 1:07am

If you're looking to install Drush on your shared hosting GoDadddy account; you must first enable SSH for your account.  Once SSH has been enabled you can then use the tutorial below to install Drush;  follow each step and you will be using Drush in just a few quick steps.

Enable SSH on your GoDaddy Account.

Connect via ssh using your primary the primary FTP account

wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drush-7.x-5.9.tar.gz

Extract the source files using the tar command, and verify that the drush folder exists.

tar -pzxf drush-7.x-5.9.tar.gz

Create a file and name it .bash_profile, use vi to create the file.

vi .bash_profile

Add the following data by pressing i and pasting the following information using insert mode.

export DRUSH_PHP="/usr/local/php5/bin/php"
export COLUMNS
alias drush="/usr/local/php5/bin/php ~/drush/drush.php"
alias php="/usr/local/php5/bin/php"

After the lines have been pasted, press Esc to exit insert mode and type :wq and press enter.  

After the file closes, you may repeat the process to ensure the lines were properly written.

Once you have confirmed that the lines were written to .bash_profile you will need to update your session by using the following command.

source .bash_profile

Confirm that drush installed properly and the proper aliases have been set, by

drush

If there are any questions or problems with this installation, please leave a comment below!

 

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