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Installation
Throughout the course of this topic, we are going to create an e-commerce website
for Doug and his business.
Installation
Now that we know what Drupal and e-Commerce are, and we have a website and
shop to build, it is time to download and install the software. This section contains
some detailed technical information regarding requirements and installation steps.
This assumes that you have a development environment set up on your
own computer, e.g. WAMP, or XAMP. See Appendix A for details on
installing a development environment. We will deploy our shop onto the
web once it is ready in Chapter 10— Securing, Deploying , and Maintaining
Your Shop .
If you already have a development environment set up which differs from the one
detailed in Appendix A, you need to be aware of the requirements for both Drupal
and the e-Commerce module to ensure your development environment supports
the software.
PHP 4.3.3 and greater or PHP 5; PHP 5.2 and above is recommended
Either MySQL (version 4.1 or greater is recommended) or PostgreSQL
Apache web server and MySQL (recommended; these are assumed
throughout the course of this topick)
Other web servers and database combinations have not been as
extensively tested
To utilize XML-based services you may need PHP's XML extension; for the
e-Commerce module this may not be needed (optional)
Support for friendly or clean URLs requires mod_rewrite and the ability to
use .htaccess files (optional)
More details on Drupal requirements are available in the Drupal handbook,
http://drupal.org/requirements . There are also some guidelines on setting
There are also some guidelines on setting
up your own development server environment on the Drupal website at
http://drupal.org/node/260 .
We need to:
Download Drupal
Install Drupal
Download e-Commerce Module and other dependencies such as the
Token module
Install the dependencies
Install the e-Commerce Module
 
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