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Drupal 7 by David Mercer

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Obtaining and installing XAMPP (PHP, Apache, and MySQL)

As mentioned in the previous section, we are going to make use of a package installation in order to simplify the task of creating a workable development environment. You will notice that most software installation is really about learning a single process and repeating it for whatever software you need. More often than not, you will:

  • Go to the software producer's site
  • Find the download page and download the appropriate package
  • Unpack the software or run the executable file, depending on the method of installation
  • Install and configure the software most often you will be guided through the process in one way or another
  • Test your setup

Easy enough! Head on over to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html ...

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