Install Drupal 6 in Windows XP
- Install xampp (e.q. at c:\xampp)
Can be downloaded from here
- At XAMPP Control Panel
Start Apache and MySql, then click Admin button beside Apache.
Your browser will automatically open http://localhost/. If not, you can open it manually in your browser.
Choose your prefered language.
- Download Drupal 6.x (from here)
Extract the file to C:\xampp\htdocs
Rename the folder with your sitename (e.q. drupalsite).
- Go to C:\xampp\htdocs\drupalsite\sites\default
Copy default.settings.php file and paste it in the same folder, then rename to settings.php
- Create Database
Open your browser and go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/, then create database and remind that database name (e.q. drupal).
- Drupal Installation
Open your browser and go to http://localhost/drupalsite (“drupalsite” is according to your drupal folder in the htdocs) to install drupal:
a. Choose language
choose: Install Drupal in englishb. Verify requirements
If you haven’t done step 4, there will be error message. Do step 4 and click try again.
c. Set up database
Database type : mysqli
Database name : drupal
Database username : root
Database password : (leave it empty)
d. Install site
Installation is in progress.
e. Configure site
Complete these information:
Site name : DrupalSite
Site email address : email@example.com
username : admin
email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
password : admin
confirm password : admin
Klik Save and continue
There is a warning mesage:
warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at “localhost” port 25, verify your“SMTP” and “smtp_port” setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal\include\mail.inc on line 193.
Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site administrator if the problem persists.
This error happen because drupal is installed on local machine (http://localhost/) that doesn’t have mailserver.
Click link: your new site to go to your Drupal home page.
nb. You can download the pdf file of this tutorial from here.