WAMP server is a combination of Apache web server, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin for windows. Similarly, for linux there is LAMP, for Mac MAMP is available. You can download & install each package separately from their website and then configure it.
Coming to installation procedure, first you have to download WAMP server installer. You can get it from here. After completion of download procedure, double click the installer to start installation process. Following is the step by step process:
- If you are using any version of Windows 7, then it would ask for administrators’ privilege. Click Yes.
The WAMP server installer have many packages included inside it. This dialog box shows the included packages and their version in a tabular form. Click Next to continue the installation.
- Then you will see the License Agreement for installing and using WAMP Server. In order to use WAMP server you have to agree the license. After you finished reading the License Agreement (which around 2% of computer users does) select I accept the agreement and click Next.
- In the next dialog box you have to select a installation location for WAMP Server. If you are a Windows 7 user then it would be better if you install the server in drive other than system drive, i.e. the drive in which Windows is installed, usually its C drive. (Actually, its not mandatory. The installation will work fine until your web project don’t have to write any thing to the drive. Windows 7 asks for admin rights for writing anything in system drive). Browse the location for installation and then click Next.
- It will ask you for choice, i.e. if you want to have a desktop shortcut of the server and/or want to have it added in quick launcher. If you want to select any/both then check it, and click Next.
- In this dialog, it will review all the tasks it is going to perform. Read it and mind the installation directory. Click Install after reviewing.
- Then the installation process will start. It will ask for the default browser, if you have any other browser is installed other than Internet Explorer. Click Yes/No depending on your choice.
- PHP can be used to send emails, so, it will ask for PHP mail parameters setup. In SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) put localhost and in Email put your email id (on which you want to receive the mails sent by php). Click Next after verifying the the entries.
- This is the last step of installation process. If you are ready to start your server then click Finish, otherwise uncheck the optionLaunch WampServer now.
NOTE: If you have any other program installed which uses PORT 80, then you would face some problem in starting the server.