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Drupal stores all content in a database, which is accessed through programs written in PHP. If all went well when you installed WAMP or MAMP your PHP setup won't require any configuration. The database program however will need some additional attention. Specifically you need to set up a new database. There are several ways to do so such as through the UNIX command line and platforms specific programs but we are going to use the web-based program call phpMyAdmin, which comes with MAMP and WAMP. First, make sure that your MAMP or WAMP installation is running as we have here. Then, go to Open start page. Click on phpMyAdmin and in phpMyAdmin there is a drop-down on the left, this is just to show you what databases are already installed. You will see that when we first installed it, it automatically comes with three called information_schema, mysql, and test. We are going to create another one called Drupal.
We do that by going down here, type in drupal, and we need to make no other changes. Just click Create. Now the database has been created and we can see that by clicking on this drop-down menu here. There are no tables in this database yet because Drupal will create those itself. Now this was a very easy procedure for us but I should mention that many times this can be a very difficult thing to do. If you are having trouble creating your MySQL database you can get help from the drupal.org website. But at drupal.org, in the documentation section, you will find this page creating the database. This will give you additional information if you are creating it through some other means or if you have trouble with phpMyAdmin.
Most important to note are the permissions that you will need. Wrangling the MySQL database can be one of the hardest parts of installing and managing Drupal. If you got through this step okay everything else will seem easy. Congratulations on getting through a potentially difficult task, you are now ready to install the Drupal package itself.
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