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How to install Drupal in Windows 10

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Hi! Today we will talk a little bit about Drupal. This is a content management system based on PHP and MySQL or PostgreSQL. In addition, it allows the administration of users, documents, discussions or news. This framework is free, multipurpose and modular. Additionally, Drupal stands out for being highly configurable and easy to use by users. Even without much computer knowledge. Well, today we will see how to install Drupal in Windows 10.

Prerequisites

  • A web server such as Apache, Nginx or Microsoft IIS
  • Any of the following databases: MySQL – 5.5.3 (MariaDB 5.5.20, Percona 5.5.8) or higher with an InnoDB-compatible primary storage engine. PostgreSQL – 9.1.2 or higher. SQLite – 3.4.2 or higher

However, all these requirements can be met by using a program like XAMPP. See here how to use and configure it.

Downloading Drupal for Windows 10

This software can be downloaded for free from here. Please download the compressed file in .zip format.

Creating the new database.

Now it is necessary to create the new database. Indeed, this is essential to be able to use Drupal. Consequently, it opens the XAMMP control center. Once there, please click on the MySQL Configure button.

Opening the MySQL control center.
Opening the MySQL control center.

Immediately the database manager will be deployed. Please click on New. Then assign the name you want and finally click on Create.

Creating the database.
Creating the database.

Decompressing the downloaded file.

Back to the previously downloaded file, it’s time to do two steps. First decompress it and assign a simpler name to the folder. In my case Drupal. Then move it to the next location:

C:\xampp\htdocs
Decompress Drupal content
Decompress Drupal content

Starting the Drupal installation in Windows 10

Once these previous steps are done, it is time to start the installation of Drupal. With this in mind, open the following address in your web browser.

http://localhost/Drupal 

Please note that this address may vary depending on the name of the assigned folder. The installer will be immediately deployed. First set the preferred language.

Set the language for Drupal
Set the language for Drupal

Then, the wizard offers the installation mode. Standard, minimum or a sample Demo. For the purposes of this tutorial, I selected the Standard installation

Selecting the type of installation.
Selecting the type of installation.

The assistant will then verify the requirements for running Drupal. In this case, my server needs opcache. However, this component is not essential to run the installation. Therefore, we can skip it

Checking the requirements.
Checking the requirements.

In the next screen, please enter the parameters of the database. Please remember to enter the name of the database you just created.

Setting up the database.
Setting up the database.

Now wait a few moments while the installation of Drupal

Assistant installing Drupal in Windows 10

Once the installation is complete, it is time to set up the website. Please set the name and email address of the website. It is also necessary to assign a username and password. This user must also be provided with an email address. In addition to the region parameters.

Setting up the site
Setting up the site

Finally the installation will be finished!

Successful installation of Drupal in Windows 10
Successful installation of Drupal in Windows 10

From now on, you just have to start the server and paste the following web address:

http://localhost/drupal 

This way we have seen how to install Drupal in Windows 10. So you can enjoy this powerful and friendly framework. See you soon!

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