A Step-by-Step Guide on Installing Drupal 10 Using XAMPP Local Server

In the changing world of making websites, there’s something called a content management system (CMS) that helps a lot. Drupal is a powerful and flexible one that many developers and content creators like. If you want to use Drupal 10 for your projects, this guide will show you, step by step, how to install it using the XAMPP local server setup.

What You’ll Need:

  • XAMPP Installation:-
    • Before diving into Drupal, ensure that you have XAMPP installed on your local machine. A cross-platform web server solution called XAMPP comes with PHP, Perl, MySQL, and Apache. Download and install the latest version from the official XAMPP website.
  • Drupal 10 Package:
    • The most recent version of Drupal 10 is available for download from https://www.drupal.org/download, the official Drupal website. Obtain the complete package; it includes all necessary dependencies and files.

Step 1: Download Drupal 10

Navigate to the Drupal download page and select the Drupal 10 package. Save the ZIP file to your computer locally.

Step 2: Extract Drupal Files

Once the download is complete, extract the contents of the ZIP file into the ‘htdocs’ folder within your XAMPP installation directory. This is typically located at ‘C:\xampp\htdocs‘ on Windows or ‘/Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/‘ on macOS.

Step 3: Create a Database

Launch Apache and MySQL by opening the XAMPP Control Panel. Click the ‘Admin’ button next to MySQL to open phpMyAdmin. Create a new database for your Drupal installation.

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Step 4: Configure Drupal

Open your web browser and navigate to ‘http://localhost/your-drupal-folder.’ Follow the on-screen instructions to configure Drupal. You’ll need to provide the database details you created in the previous step.

Step 5: Install Drupal

Continue with the installation process by setting up the site name, administrator account, and other essential configurations. Once completed, click “Install” to initiate the Drupal installation.

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Step 6: Explore Your Drupal Site

Your local machine now has Drupal 10 installed. To access your Drupal site, simply open your web browser and go to ‘http://localhost/your-drupal-folder’. Begin building your website by exploring the Drupal admin dashboard.

Setting up Drupal 10 on your local machine through XAMPP offers a superb environment for development and testing. As you gain proficiency with Drupal’s features and functionalities, you’ll be fully prepared to craft dynamic and captivating websites.

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