Install Drupal on your Windows desktop computer using WAMP Server

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Installing Drupal 7 on your Windows 7 Desktop Computer: Step 1 – Go to www.drupal.org and download & open the latest version of drupal. It should come in either a *.zip or a *.tar.gz compressed folder. Step 2 – Go to www.wampserver.com and download the latest version of WAMP Server. WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (phpmyadmin). Step 3 – Install WAMP Server. Launch it after it has finished its install. Click the system tray icon that appears, and click “Start All Services” Step 4 – Click the WAMP server icon again in the system tray. Click on “localhost” – This should open a new browser window and take you to a WAMP server page. At the bottom of the page click on “phpmyadmin” and login as root. Create a new database and remember the name, don’t forget this will be case sensitive. Step 5 – Open your file manager and navigate to C – This is the folder that WAMP stores it’s html and website files. Create a new directory here. You can call it anything you’d like. I called mine Drupal Step 6 – Copy the contents of the Drupal compressed folder you downloaded to this directory. Once this is finished, click reload in your browser. Under “My Projects” there should be a link to the directory you just created. Click that. Step 7 – After clicking on your directory under My Projects, you should be forwarded to a Drupal install page. Remember to put in your database name (that you created in phpmyadmin) exactly how you did before. It’s case sensitive. Your login will be
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13 Responses to “Install Drupal on your Windows desktop computer using WAMP Server”

  1. yelnilapple Says:

    Thanks.

  2. cdntechonline Says:

    sounds like an incorrect database name.. check your spelling, password, and the case sensitive data base name. sorry can’t be offical tech support. 

  3. cdntechonline Says:

    hmmmmm you didn’t even tell me what the error is… i’m going to guess the error is probably a ‘human error’ – but i can’t provide tech support. microsoft, drupal and whatnot provide forums and tech support lines to sort that shit out, yo.

  4. cdntechonline Says:

    glad i could help

  5. cdntechonline Says:

    whoa whoa whoa! this is for development purposes dumbass. by no means is what i’ve shown you, server grade. for christ sake – windows isn’t even licensed for hosting. this is for development purposes. shyt son.

  6. dirtpaint1 Says:

    Ya make sure you put the server online before you open localhost.

  7. SilkonSavan Says:

    I struggled to install until I found this tutorial. Thank you cdntechonline!!!

  8. stekkingerj Says:

    Great tutorial. But after I completed the first 2 steps on the Drupal installation page and I got an error message “variable already exist” on the verify requirements step. My page froze I can not complete the instal what do I do?

  9. mathhew26 Says:

    Excellent tutorial! installed easily with this assistance… sorted!

  10. randompretender Says:

    I’m notoriously bad at thanking people who give input online, but I’m so psyched to have gotten this working. Thanks so much!

  11. AmpNRGProductions Says:

    i keep getting an error on wamp server when i click put online/offline
    I am using Windows 7 btw and cannot connect to localhost

  12. TOXICavengers Says:

    Hi
    I received this error at the setup page.
    Failed to connect to your database server. The server reports the following message: SQLSTATE[42000] [1044] Access denied for user ”@’localhost’ to database ‘drupal’.

  13. staticking29 Says:

    think you so much this helped allot tumbs up and i favorited

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