Install Core Drupal on Acquia DAMP stack

To run Drupal on your local computer requires that you install and configure the following four components: Drupal, Apache, MySQL and PHP. These components are collectively referred to as a DAMP stack. Acquia have made it a breeze to get up and running with their “Dev Desktop” DAMP stack which installs and configures all four components in one simple installation. One caveat is that it includes Acquia Drupal as opposed to the more commonly used core Drupal. After installing Acquia Drupal, you can easily import core Drupal as a new site. Here are instructions on how to do this:

  1. Download and install the latest version of Acquia Drupal Dev Desktop.
  2. Acquia Drupal Installer - Versions

    Acquia Drupal Installer - Versions

     

  3. Download and unpack the latest version of core Drupal it to a local directory.
  4. On the Acquia Dev Desktop Control Panel, select the ‘Localhost’ dropdown menu and choose ‘more’.
  5. Click the ‘Import’ button and fill in the details as follows:
    • Set the ‘site path’ folder to the location where the latest version of core Drupal resides.
    • Select the ‘Create new database’ radio button and give the database a name.
    • Choose a local server name to run your core Drupal installation from. It is not possible to use ‘localhost’.
  6. Acquia Drupal - Import Core Drupal

    Acquia Drupal - Import Core Drupal

  7. Click the Import button and wait for the import to complete successfully.
  8. Click on the ‘Go to my site’ button to view your core Drupal installation running on your local server.

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4 replies
  1. Mathias
    Mathias says:

    I can’t put anything into my site path, so is there another way to import the drupal core?

    Thanks?

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Hi Mathias,

    It is the only way I know of doing it. Do you know why you cannot put anything in the site path?

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