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How to Install Drupal on Windows localhost with WampServer

Published: Monday, 04 June 2012

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1) I am assuming you have WAMP Installed already, if not, first proceed to wampserver.com and download the latest version. Once installed, launch it, type http://127.0.0.1 on your browser, and make sure you see the default screen. And just in case your post#80 is already used for something else, here is a guide to changing WAMP servers default port.

2) Download Drupal - I'm using the v7.14 .zip version. Unzip into a dir at: C:\wamp\www, for example: C:\wamp\www\drupal - where drupal is the main directory containing all the drupal files.

3) Create a database in WAMP using PHPMyadmin. Make sure you have the following info ready: database name, username and password.

4) To begin installation, type: http://127.0.0.1/drupal. You should see a page displayed similar to the below. By the time we finish, all the processes at the left hand side must have a green-check mark.

a) leave "standard" checked, click "save and continue".

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b) Choose Language: "English (built-in") is selected. Leave as is, click "Save and Continue",

c) Configuration: "MySQL....." is checked by default. Leave as is. Type in your database name, username and password. Localhost is the default Database host. Leave as is. Click "Save and Continue".

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If the information you provided are all ok, the installation will begin automatically.

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d) Site information: fill in the details as needed. Examples below:

Site name: My Drupal site
Email address:
Username: the username/password with which you(administrator) want to access Drupal.
* You could leave the rest of the settings as is / blank as we are on a local host.

Click "Save and Continue".

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e) Hurray!! Drupal is successfully installed. Click "visit your new site" for Drupal's homepage.

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And this is what Drupal looks like:

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Note: windows OS used: Windows-7 Professional.

Your comments and questions are welcome!.

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