Install Drupal

Before continuing reading further, it is assumed that you already installed Apache, PHP and MySQL and you have created a database for Drupal.

  1. Download Drupal.
  2. Decompress drupal-x.x.tar.gz and copy the drupal-x.x/ directory into the root directory of Apache(e.g. C:\wamp\www)
  3. Copy the C:\wamp\www\drupal-x.x\sites\default\default.settings.php file to C:\wamp\www\drupal-x.x\sites\default\settings.php.
  4. Open http://localhost/drupal-x.x using a browser.
  5. Click on Install Drupal in English link.
  6. Type in the followings(Change the values accordingly if your settings are different):
        Database name: drupal
        Database username: root
        Database password: mypassword
    Then, click on the Save and continue button.
  7. Type in the followings:
        Username: x
        E-mail address:
        Password: x
        Confirm password: x
    Then, click on the Save and continue button.
  8. It will display a big red warning that it can't sent email. Simply ignore it.
        * warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\wamp\www\drupal-6.16\includes\ on line 193.
        * Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site administrator if the problem persists.
    Click on "... your new site" link.
  9. That's it. You have installed Drupal.