WAMP server is Apache the web server which is configured for PHP and MySQL. For begineers who wish to learn PHP, they must have WAMP server installed in their system. It will help users to develop and test your scripts into local system before making it live on your website.
WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.
WAMP: Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP
If you use Linux operating system, then you should use LAMP in place of WAMP.
LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
Installation of Wamp server is as easy as other softwares.
Download WAMP server: First of all you need to download a copy of WAMP server. Visit the WAMP server website to download it into your system.
Install WAMP server
Once you have downloaded the setup of WAMP server, run the file to start installation.
STEP 1: Click on NEXT at this window.
STEP 2: Select I accept and then click on Next.
STEP 3: Now it will ask to select the directory for installation. Select the directory where you want to install WAMP or leave as it is and click on NEXT.
STEP 4: Here remove tick, if you do not want quick launch or desktop icon and click on NEXT.
STEP 5: Now click on Install.
STEP 6: wait for installation to complete.
STEP 7: At this step, it will ask for SMTP server and email id. Click on Next and do not change these values. Because we do not have mail server installed on our system.
STEP 8: Now click on Finish.
Step 9: Start your web browser and type in the URL bar: http://localhost
If you see something link this page, it means you have installed wamp on your system.
Now everything is installed into your system. Go to installtion directoty of WAMP. And then go to WWW folder. It is the default location of files of your server (usually c:\wamp\www). You will have to put all your scripts in this to test. Create a subdirectory in “www” and put your PHP files inside.
To access script folder inside www (c:\wamp\www\scripts) open browser and write http://localhost/scripts in the browser. Be sure wamp server is running on the system.