Installation of DRUPAL using WAMP server

Posted: June 9, 2009 in Tech Stuffz
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What you’ll need:

1. Drupal latest version
2. Wamp5 grab it from http://www.wampserver.com/en/index.php

Steps:

image_menu_wamp1. Install Wamp

2. unzip Drupal into your wamp’s www folder. Rename drupal-5.1 directory to drupal (eg C:\wamp\www\drupal)

3. Run WAMP, you should get a wamp icon in your system tray.

4. open a browser window and go to http://localhost/

5. press to phpmyadmin link
in field “create new database” enter drupaldb (it’s going to be a database name for this installation).
Press Create.

6. now open http://localhost/drupal

follow the on screen prompts to install drupal.

Database type: mysql
Database name: drupaldb
Database username: root
Database password: (don’t put anything in this box)

Save configuration.

7. Create the first accountdrupal logo

Username: admin
Enter your email
Then press create

Probably you will get this message:

“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\includes\common.inc on line 1970.”

It’s OK. Just enter and confirm password. As this is only for testing locally I’d suggest setting the password to:

admin (or something like that)

Save information.

Press link Home.

Visit administration section, it will say “One or more problems were detected with your Drupal installation. Check the
status report for more information.”

Go to status report.

If File system marked as red, press File system link. Press save configuration.
Press Administer link.
Again status report.

If Cron maintenance is red, press run cron manually. Color should change to green.

Now remaining problem is GD library:
Left click on Wamp icon in tray. Choose: PHP Settings -> PHP extensions -> click php_gd2

Refresh your webpage. Color is green everywhere.

Oppa!!! You now have a local copy of Drupal for testing purposes 🙂

Save address http://localhost/drupal/ to your favorites. You must have running wampserver in order to access your
drupal webpage.

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Comments
  1. sagar agarwal says:

    hey…
    thanx for this wonderful installation procedure…
    but i have a few of the problems listed below :

    i get the message :
    “One or more problems were detected with your Drupal installation. Check the status report for more information.”

    but when i click on status reports,something like this comes up all over the screen.

    Notice: Undefined offset: 8192 in C:\wamp\www\drupal\drupal\includes\common.inc on line 612

    Notice: Undefined offset: 8192 in C:\wamp\www\drupal\drupal\includes\common.inc on line 619

    so i cant see any links like red “file system” and regarding cron maintenance.
    it does say that ” your cron has not run “, but it follows to same status reports page as i told.

    moreover,i clicked on the “php_gd2 ” properly.
    all i wanted to know that by default there was a tick over there…but when i clicked,there is no tick,that means its not enabled,so what do we actually want to do,enable it or disable it.

    desperately waiting for your reply.
    thanks.

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