Installing Drupal 7 on local machine

After watching this video you are able to:

  • Learn to install drupal on local web server.

    For creating a website :-

      -You should know different type of language

    • Write a code for website
    • Put your code on web server
      • Some codes are same in websites as:

      • Code for login
      • Code for search etc.

    These are common and its codes are same on almost websites.

      If you want to create a community website, there will some common things like :

    • Login
    • Search
    • Primary menu
    • Themes and so on.

    So you can download this code from Drupal website.
    You can get information about drupal, search related to drupal, can add functionality and can change look & feel
    of your website form the is external).

      There will be a link ‘Get started with Drupal’ click on this link:-

    • First step will be – Download Drupal
    • you can download Drupal.
    • you can download Drupal code, which must be available on Drupal website otherwise website will not work.
      • Green color Drupal code:- these are recommanded to use
      • Pink color Drupal code :- Not tested codes, if you are developer you can use it.

    Drupal is open source CMS.

    • Do uncompressed the downloaded code.
    • After uncompressed, you should copy this code in XAMPP directory HTDOCS folder.
    • And rename the folder name.
      • To install Drupal :-

      • Start any browser (and XAMPP server must be started)
      • Now type localhost/rename, press enter
      • Appear a screen to download Drupal
      • Select standard (press save & continue at every step)
      • Select language
      • Select apporprite option and press save and continue at evey step
          It will ask you about set up database :
        • Every dynamic website work on a database.

        • Select MYSQL database and create a database

    To create a database:

        • Go to XAMPP control pannel
        • Click on php myadmin
        • Php myadmin control pannel will open where you can create database.
      • Go back to the setup database option and complete it.
      • After installation complete configuration option and configure your website.

    Now you can visite your website on

    • “localhost/rename”

Dr. Yogendra Pal

Ph.D. (IIT Bombay), M.Tech., B.Tech. (CSE) Dr. Yogendra Pal finished his Ph.D. from Educational Technology department at IIT Bombay. Mr. Pal holds B.Tech. and M.Tech. Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. His interests include programming, web development, graphic design and educational technology.

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