To follow along with the examples in this book, you will need a computer which can run MySQL, PHP, and the Apache web server, which are all prerequisites for Drupal. Luckily, every major operating system can run these applications. You may want to create an account with a website hosting company to test your work although you can also use a regular desktop or a laptop computer.
You will also need the Drupal Content Management framework, which is available from drupal.org. We will discuss downloading and installing Drupal in Chapter 1.
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