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Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Kurt Madel

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Time for action — creating an empty MySQL database

Before we can install Drupal, we need to create a new and empty MySQL database.

Both MAMP and XAMPP include phpMyAdmin—a web-based administration tool for MySQL. We will use phpMyAdmin to create an empty database for Drupal.

Mac OS X: With MAMP running, open your favorite web browser, and go to http://localhost:8888/phpMyAdmin.

Windows: With XAMPP running, open your favorite web browser, and go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/.

You will see the following screen:

Time for action — creating an empty MySQL database

The default page of phpMyAdmin includes a form for creating a database as shown. Enter the name d7dev for your database, and click on Create ...

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