How to install WampServer?

WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. In this tutorial we going to learn how to install WampServer to start the web development.

WampServer functionalities

WampServer has many functionalities like:

  • Manage Apache and MySQL services
  • Switch online/offline (give access to everyone or only localhost)
  • Install and switch Apache, MySQL and PHP releases
  • Manage server’s settings
  • Access logs files
  • Access settings files
  • Create alias

Before proceeding with the installation of Wampserver make sure that these conditions a met:

  • Make sure you are “up to date” in the redistributable packages VC9, VC10, VC11, VC13, VC15 and VS16.
  • Do not install Wampserver OVER an existing version.
  • Install Wampserver in a folder at the root of a disk, for example C:\wamp or D:\wamp. Take an installation path that does not include spaces or diacritics; Therefore, no installation in c:\Program Files\ or C:\
  • Close Skype or force not to use port 80
  • Disable IIS

Steps to install WampServer

To install WampServer follow these steps:

  • Download the installer from the official web page
  • Double click on the installer.
  • If the control access window is presented, allow the program to make changes in your computer
  • Select the language and then click the OK button
  • Read and accept the terms and then click the Next button
  • Read some important notes and then click the Next button
  • Select the destination folder (the default destination folder is c:\wamp) and then click the Next button
  • All done

Basic usage

  • The “www” directory will be automatically created (usually c:\wamp\www)
  • Create a subdirectory in “www” and put your website files inside.
  • Click on the “localhost” link in the WampSever menu or open your internet browser and go to the URL: http://localhost
  • Left-click on the green icon to access the menu
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