Published on January 17, 2009
Installation of Drupal on Windows XP Rupesh Kumar A [email_address]
Files Required Versions used in this illustration Apache 2.2.2 Php 5.2.8 Mysql 4.1.11 Drupal 6.8
Versions used in this illustration
Test Apache installation: Open any web browser and type http://localhost in the address bar and press Enter Feather icon on System Tray with a green arrow indicates apache service running. Feather with a red dot indicates that apache service is stopped
Open httpd.conf file with any text editor
add index.php here
add at the end the following code: LoadModule php5_module “c:/php/php5apache2_2.dll” AddType application/x-httpd-php .php PHPIniDir “c:/php”
Save the file
Extract Php files to C:php
Extracted folder ‘php’
Extracted files in C:php folder
Copy php.ini-recommended file
Paste it in the same folder
Rename it to php.ini
Open php.ini with a text editor
Delete semicolon (;) at the beginning of include_path line
Add “C:Program FilesApache Software FoundationApache2.2htdocs” as doc_root
Add “C:phpext” as extension_dir
Delete Semicolon (;) at the beginning of line extension=php_gd2.dll
Delete Semicolon (;) at the beginning of line extension=php_mbstring.dll
Delete Semicolon (;) at the beginning of line extension=php_mysql.dll
Delete Semicolon (;) at the beginning of line and add “C:TEMP” for session.save_path
Save the file and close
Set Environment Variable for Php Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel
In Control Panel, double click on “System”. In System Properties window, Click on “Advanced” Tab and Click on “Environmental Variables”
In “Environmental Variables” window, Click on Path variable under “ System Variable” and click “ Edit” button
Add C:php; at the end of Variable value. Click OK Click OK for Environment Variables And System Properties
Test Php Installation Open Notepad and type the following code: <html> <body> <?php phpinfo() ?> </body> </html>
Save the file as test.php in C:Program FilesApache Software Foundation Apache2.2htdocs
Restart Apache: Right Click on feather icon on System Tray and click on “Open Apache Monitor”
Click Restart and then Exit
Open web browser and type http:// localhost /test. php in the address bar and press Enter. The php information page appears Delete the file test.php soon after confirming about php installation. Do not leave it in web server.
Mysql Server Instance Configuration
Enter password for the root user
Open Command Prompt Type cmd and click OK
Change directory to c:mysqlin
Log in to mysql as root user
Enter root password
The mysql console
Create the new database ‘drupal’
List the databases
Quit mysql console
Exit the command prompt
Extract drupal files to web server
Rename extracted folder to ‘drupal’ for simplicity
Copy default.settings.php in drupalsitesdefault and paste in the same directory
Rename it to settings.php
Open Web browser Enter http://localhost/drupal or http://localhost/drupal/install.php
Drupal Installation Stages
Database configuration Enter: Database name Database username Database password
Advanced options Enter: Database host (if other than localhost) Database port (only if non-standard) Table prefix (in case of multiple installation on the same database) Click Save and continue
Enter: Database host (if other than localhost)
Database port (only if non-standard)
Table prefix (in case of multiple installation on the same database)
Configure site: Site information
Create Administrator account
Server settings Click Save and continue
Drupal installation complete Click on your new site
The New Drupal Site
Thanks Apache Team Php Team Mysql Team Drupal Team Please send comments & suggestions to [email_address]
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