Full Drupal 7 Quick Installation Guide located below under support files:
Original article information gleaned from: http://drupal.org/documentation/install
Step 1: Create Drupal site database
Method 1: Create a database and user using phpMyAdmin
This presumes you have root access to phpMyAdmin
Do you know that you can create a new form directly from theme template.php without the need of creating a module in Drupal 7?
Armed with that knowledge, we will build a new login form and transform it to become a horizontal login bar.