Video: Installing MAMPIf you plan to run Drupal on a computer with Mac OS X, and you aren't already a whiz at managing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your computer, then this video is for you. If you will be running Drupal only on Microsoft Windows computers, go to the other video in this series, Installing WAMP, instead. By the time we are done, your computer will have all the components you need to run a basic installation of Drupal. The first place that we need to go is to this website, which is at mamp.info. Once there, you will see that there are two versions of MAMP available; the one on the left is MAMP PRO, which is a for pay system, which has some pieces that we really don't need. We are good enough with the ordinary MAMP. You can read more about it by clicking on this button here, or you can just go to the Download page by clicking here.
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Drupal is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) for a variety of platforms. It has a robust user community and easy-to-use administration features. Drupal Essential Training covers all the important aspects of installing, configuring, customizing, and maintaining a Drupal-powered website. Instructor Tom Geller explores blogs, discussion forums, member profiles, and other features while demonstrating the steps required to make Drupal perform. He also teaches fundamental concepts and skills along the way, including installation, backups, and updates; security and permissions; flexible page layouts and CSS; menu navigation; and performance monitoring and disaster recovery. He also discusses how to select and install the community-supported modules that further expand Drupal's capabilities, and gives experienced PHP programmers tips on customizing page templates. Example files accompany the course.
- Understanding the inner workings of Drupal
- Creating stories, pages, blogs, forums, and polls
- Managing users and comments
- Setting and customizing themes
- Exchanging content via RSS
- Stopping comment spam with a CAPTCHA
- Launching a site and joining the Drupal community
If you plan to run Drupal on a computer with Mac OS X, and you aren't already a whiz at managing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your computer, then this video is for you. If you will be running Drupal only on Microsoft Windows computers, go to the other video in this series, Installing WAMP, instead. By the time we are done, your computer will have all the components you need to run a basic installation of Drupal. The first place that we need to go is to this website, which is at mamp.info. Once there, you will see that there are two versions of MAMP available; the one on the left is MAMP PRO, which is a for pay system, which has some pieces that we really don't need. We are good enough with the ordinary MAMP. You can read more about it by clicking on this button here, or you can just go to the Download page by clicking here.
Once there, the latest version will be listed here and you can click on it to download. We have already downloaded it, so I am going to switch to the Finder, hide everything else, and unpack this file. On the Mac what you would do to unpack it is to double click, look through the License Agreement, and if you agree, which I assume you will, you click Agree, and the result is a disk image, which contains both MAMP and MAMP PRO. Again, we only need MAMP, so you will drag that into your Applications folder right there.
The Copy will take a few seconds, and when its done you can see MAMP by double clicking on this alias to your Applications folder, like so. You can then close this window, and if you like, you can eject this disk image by dragging it down to the Eject. Once you in the Applications folder, scroll down until you see MAMP, and open it by double clicking on it. The first time you download MAMP, it will ask you if it's okay to open it since it was downloaded from the Internet. Since we trust our source, we are going to say Open. Two things will happen. First, the MAMP program itself will open, and second, it will open the start page. I am going to switch back to the MAMP program so we can take a closer look.
In the left hand part of the screen, you see Apache Server and MySQL server; you can Start and Stop these servers at any time by clicking on this button. When the servers are stopped, the lights glow red, when they are started again, they glow green. In order to run Drupal, you will always have to have the Apache Server and MySQL Server running. The page that was launched when MAMP started is called the Start page, and you can launch that at any time by clicking on this button. From here you have many different options, such as controlling your MySQL database, using phpMyAdmin; we will be doing that a lot in this series.
I am going to go back to MAMP right now, and look at the Preferences. We are going to change a few things in here. First of all, we want to change the folder that Apache is looking for its document root directory. The reason for that is right now it's stored inside the Applications folder. The problem with having your document root directory in your Applications folder is that many backup systems don't look there. Instead they look in your Documents directories. So we are going to put ours there. The first thing we want to do is create that document root, and we will do that by going back to the Finder, by clicking on it, go up to Finder, and Hide Others. Now I am going to go into my directory, which in this case is Users/tomgeller, and Sites. In here, I am going to create a new Folder, which I will call Drupal; this is where all of our Drupal files will live.
I am now going to switch back to the MAMP application and change the document root so that it goes to that place. Again, that was Macintosh HD/Users/tomgeller/Sites/drupal, and then Open, and that chooses the correct folder. There is one other thing that we are going to do, which is to change the Ports that MAMP uses. Right now it uses these nonstandard Ports, 8888 and 8889. The reason we want to change this is, if we don't, whenever you look at the page in your Drupal site, it's going to have not only the name of local host, which is your local computer, but it will say local host:8888, which is a little bit inconvenient if you are typing out URLs.
So I am going to Set to default Apache and MySQL ports, like so, and then click on OK. The servers will restart, and it will ask you for your Password. There we go. We now have MAMP running on the ports we want, and pointing to the correct folder. I am going to just say Open start page again to make sure it's working, and there we go.
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- Q: While following along to the installation instructions in the “Installing WAMP and Drupal on Windows” chapter in the Drupal Essential Training title, an error occurs when attempting to open the local host page. Nothing appears except for an error reading “WAMPSERVER server offline.” What is causing this?
- A: There is a known problem with some versions of WAMP that include a version of PHP (5.3) that some versions of Drupal is not compatible with. See http://tomgeller.com/content/tips-running-drupal-windows-using-wamp#comment-831 for more information.
If that is not causing the issue, reference the tips at http://tomgeller.com/content/tips-running-drupal-windows-using-wamp.
If you don't see the solution at either of those links, try using another AMP stack, such as XAMPP or the Acquia stack installer. See http://tomgeller.com/content/what-hells-wrong-drupal-wamp for discussion about these.
- Q: After installing XAMPP and running Drupal for the first time, the Administration menu does not appear. What is the reason for this?
- A: There are several possible problems. Here are some likely solutions. (These may also solve problems encountered with other AMP stacks.)
- Increase XAMPP's PHP allocation.
- Check to make sure all XAMPP's paths are correct and that permissions are correct. If the database information appears, but not Drupal's supporting files, and an included theme is being used, the supporting files will be in the /modules folder.
- Another solution is to not use WAMP or XAMPP. One option is to use Acquia's Drupal Stack Installer ("DAMP"), which can be found at http://www.acquia.com/downloads. However, that installs Acquia Drupal, which is a version of "normal" Drupal extended with additional modules. If only core Drupal is desired, see the instructions at http://acquia.com/blog/kieran/try-drupal-7-alpha-your-laptop-or-desktop. (The instructions are for Drupal 7, but will work for Drupal 6 as well.)
- Q: In the "Using the example files" movie, the method of importing information to the database is shown, using the backup in Chapter 10. When attempting to do this, the following error is shown: "No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16." The system is running the latest versions of Apache, PhP and MySQL, on Windows Vista. What could be causing the problem?
- A: This is probably caused because your AMP stack allocates too little memory to PHP.
That's especially true if you're using WAMP, which only gives PHP 2MB of memory, when it really needs at least 16MB.You'll see the issue if you go to the MySQL-controlling phpMyAdmin screen (probably at http://localhost/phpMyAdmin) and click "Import": The maximum file size allowed is 2,048K. That's only 2MB, and the databases for most Drupal sites are much larger than that. (The example site for Drupal Essential Training gets as big as 5MB.) The video "Installing WAMP and Drupal on Windows" shows (at around 3:30) where the php.ini file is, but here are some more-complete instructions to increase that memory limit.
- Click the WAMP icon in your system tray.
- Select "PHP". In the side menu, select "php.ini" to open a file containing PHP's configuration options.
- Search for the line, "upload_max_filesize = 2M".
- Change it to "upload_max_filesize = 32M" (or whatever you like).
- Save the file and restart WAMP. (Better yet, restart your computer entirely to be sure. I'm frankly not sure whether it makes a difference.)
- Now go back to that "Import" screen in phpMyAdmin: You should notice that the limit has changed.
- Q: I don't remember the default username and password used demonstrate Drupal.
- A: The default username used in the course is "admin"; the default password is "booth".
- Q: How can I change Drupal's administrative username and password?
- A: If for some reason the default exercise file username (admin) and password (booth) don't work, you can change them in the database itself using phpMyAdmin. (This technique is demonstrated in a video from Chapter 8, "Recovering from disasters".)
- Open your Drupal database with phpMyAdmin.
- Go to the "users" table. Click the Browse icon.
- For the row where uid = 1, click the Edit icon. (Note the value under the "Name" column: That's the administrator's username.)
- In the "pass" row, select "MD5" under the "Function" column
- In the same row, enter your new password under the "Value" column.
- At the bottom of the screen, click the "Go" button. You should now be able to log in with that username and new password.
- Q: In Windows Vista, the WAMP icon disappears from the system tray after a certain amount of time. How do I get it to reappear?
- A: To make the WAMP icon reappear (so that you can access localhost, phpmyadmin, php.ini, etc.), you have to activate the "start WAMP server" icon (from start menu, desktop or wherever). The system tray icon will reappear.
- Q: My .htaccess file disappeared. What caused this?
- A: A few times during the Drupal Essential Training video series, the instructor says to copy a Drupal installation by selecting all the files in the folder and then "dragging and dropping" them, either to a server or another location on your local computer. This is not the best way to do so, as the hidden file ".htaccess" will not be copied.
There are two ways to get around that problem:
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- When installing Drupal for the first time: Instead of copying files from the Drupal folder, move the entire folder to its target location and rename it. This is the easiest solution for those without experience with Unix.
- Use the command-line interface to copy the .htaccess file.
- Q: In the video, the instructor says the current version of Drupal is 6.3, but on the drupal.org site, the latest version is 6.17. Which is the newer version of Drupal?
- A: Drupal 6.17 is newer than version 6.3. For some reason, the the version numbers go 6.3, 6.4... 6.9, 6.10... 6.17. It’s counter-intuitive, but that’s the order.
- Q: My WAMP phpMyadmin will not allow me to upload the exercise files. It returns this message: "No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. See FAQ 1.16." There was no previous database to drop, so what do I need to do to make this work?
- A: This is a common problem, caused not by Drupal, but by WAMP. WAMP only allows you to upload files of 2MB or smaller, which is much too small. The solution is detailed at http://tomgeller.com/cant-import-a-drupal-site-in-windows.
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