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
Windows: With XAMPP running, open your favorite web browser, and go to
You will see the following screen:
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 ...