I was lookking for a CMS solution for my web site “rvishwakarma.com” and also wanted another site “luhar.co.in” to be parked in case i had another idea that i wanted to put up in no time. I had to setup a local setup in order to develop these two sites and make it customizable using the power of Drupal.
The documentation at the Drupal site was extensive but still i wanted to cover as one crucial step was missing there regarding the settings.php file copy.
A Youtube link for a Single Site quickstart:
Multi-Site Setup Steps :
1. Install “xampp” as above or from the help (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html) at ‘
C:\xampp‘ (and NOT at ‘
C:\Program Files\xampp\‘ or similar!) by unzipping it there.
2. Check for ‘
httpd.conf‘ file at ‘
# Virtual hosts #Include "conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf"
# Virtual hosts Include "conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf"
only, if the “#” was in that row!
3. Now open ‘
httpd-vhosts.conf‘ from ‘
C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra‘ and add these lines
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/drupal" ServerName rvishwakarma.localhost ServerAlias www.rvishwakarma.localhost ErrorLog "logs/rvishwakarma.localhost-error.log" CustomLog "logs/rvishwakarma.localhost-access.log" common </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/drupal" ServerName luhar.localhost ServerAlias www.luhar.localhost ErrorLog "logs/luhar.localhost-error.log" CustomLog "logs/luhar.localhost-access.log" common </VirtualHost>
4. Restart your web server.
5. Now open file ‘
%windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts‘ and append these 4 lines at end of file
127.0.0.1 rvishwakarma.localhost 127.0.0.1 luhar.localhost 127.0.0.1 www.rvishwakarma.localhost 127.0.0.1 www.luhar.localhost
6. Now download the latest “Drupal 7” recommended release (https://drupal.org/project/drupal),
create a folder name “
drupal” inside ‘
and put all content of this drupal release in this folder.
7. Create 2 databases for 2 drupal sites with name rvishwakarma and luhar
8. Create 2 folder name
.localhostand b.) luhar
.localhostinside of '
9. Copy the file C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal\
sites\default\default.settings.php into both the subdirectory you created in the previous step. Rename these new files to
10. Open the following URL and go through the standard settings
http://luhar.localhost/and install them as standard drupal installation process (http://drupal.org/documentation/install).
Now Drupal “multisite installation” is done, visit the above URL to open the web page.