Install Drupal 6 in Windows XP


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  1. Install xampp (e.q. at c:\xampp)
    Can be downloaded  from here
  2. 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.
  3. Download Drupal 6.x (from here)
    Extract the file to C:\xampp\htdocs
    Rename the folder with your sitename (e.q. drupalsite).
  4. 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
  5. Create Database
    Open your browser and go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/, then create database and remind that database name (e.q. drupal).

  6. 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 : admin@drupalsite.com
    Administrator account
    username : admin
    email address : admin@drupalsite.com
    password : admin
    confirm password : admin
    Klik Save and continue

    f. Finished
    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.

Good luck…

Regards,
Eric Wijaya

nb. You can download the pdf file of this tutorial from here.

12 responses to “Install Drupal 6 in Windows XP”

  1. Thomas says :

    Thank you for these instructions – nice and easy to follow.

    Regards,
    Thomas from Denmark

  2. Phillip says :

    Thanks, I really found these instructions useful. Worked like a charm.

  3. oscar says :

    i have followed your steps but i still cannot get past the second step on installation “requirements error.” how do i change file permissions for xp?

    • ericwijaya says :

      have u done the step 4: 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

      what is the “requirements error”???

  4. Ron Brandt says :

    Great job, worked on the first shot. Thank you so much!

  5. user says :

    wow, thank’s man
    thank ou for these tutorial

  6. Ivan Paunovic says :

    After days of struggle, your tutorial helped me to install drupal🙂
    Thank you!

  7. tanmoy deb says :

    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

    But in my machine in c drive shows–“deafult.setting” not default.setting.php
    I m able to connect to localhost/install.php drupal
    but i m unable to install drupal plz give me the solution

  8. mrqleifqleif says :

    Terimakasih banyak Mas !!🙂 so usefull

  9. chitizgaur says :

    Hi, i am unable to click on the admin button
    next to Apache server and even the localhost/phpmyadmin/ page is not loading…help

  10. chitizgaur says :

    Hi, Its not accepting the database name “drupal”. what to do ?

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