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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Geller

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1. Getting Drupal Up and Running

In This Chapter

Fulfilling Drupal’s Requirements

Downloading and Unpacking Drupal

Creating the MySQL Database Using phpMyAdmin

Installing Drupal

In this chapter, you’ll perform all the steps to install Drupal, the database behind it, and all the necessary support software.

If you’ve never installed server-based software before, you might find the procedure somewhat more complicated than you’re used to, but don’t worry: Although there are many steps, each one is fairly simple. The procedure includes:

• Preparing your computer by installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP (an “AMP stack”) if needed

• Downloading and unpacking the Drupal package

• Setting up a Drupal database

• Running the Drupal installer through a web ...

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