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Drupal 7 Installation for Windows

Before installing Drupal, you need a web server, a database server and PHP installed on your computer. These can be installed separately, or programs containing all of them such as WAMP, XAMPP, Winginx can be used. After a little research, I conclude that XAMPP is better in terms of ease of use and performance when I compared these programs, and I installed XAMPP.

Step 1: XAMPP Installation

I downloaded XAMPP 7.0.27 from to be compatible with Drupal 7.

After the installation was completed, I started Apache and MySQL services from the control panel.


Step 2: Creating A New Database and Database User

I opened localhost/phpmyadmin/ adress. Then I opened Databases tab and created a new database called “drupal” with the Create database button.


Then I created a new database user by opening the user accounts tab and pressing the Add user account button. I chose local as the hostname. In the next step, when it asks for permission, I gave this user all general privileges.


Step 3: Downloading and Installing Drupal

I downloaded the zip version of Drupal from I changed the folder name to "drupal" and extracted the folder into C:\xampp\htdocs directory.

I opened http://localhost/drupal. I chose Standard as the installation option.

To install Drupal in Turkish, I downloaded the Turkish package suitable for version 7.56 from

I copied the downloaded file to C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal\profiles\standard\translations.

I went back to the Drupal installation page and refreshed the page. I chose Turkish as the language and continued.

In the database configuration stage, I entered the drupal database and user information that I created in Step 2.


Installation has begun. I waited until I got to the site configuration stage.


I entered the necessary information on the configure site page.


Installation is complete.


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