How to set up a apache web server, mysql and php in windows PC

Wamp server
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Setting up apache , mysql and php

What is Apache, php and MySQL ?

Apache is a web server. A web server is a system which server web pages.In simple terms when you open browser , type in a domain name and hit enter. Your browser sends am http request to the corresponding web server and web server returns the web page that was requested.

Apache performs the role of accepting request for pages and serving the corresponding web pages.

MySQL is the database server . This server maintains a database.Most big websites use a database for storing data. When user submits content data goes to database. When user retrieves pages data comes from database.

PHP : PHP is a server side language ie, it gets executed at the server and only the result gets send to browser.Installing php libraries in web server gives the ability to process php pages by web server.

How do I install all these ?

You can either download all these and install one by one.ie, install Apache, configure php , install MySQL.

But there us n easy way. Download WAMP server

What is it ?

Its a installation which installs Apache , MySQL and php altogether.

No need for any configuration.

Where will you get it ?

http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.php

After you install WAMP server place your site files in www folder.

Open browser type : 127.0.0.1

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SEO Expert Kerala 7 years ago from KERALA

Woh !!! can i build my own website from home ...great ....we are expecting some real world tips from you


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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

I have done this myself but not using the wampserver, never could get RSS scripts that were php based to run on it however and ran out of time to get it working.


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creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin Author

@ BrianS ,

what happened with RSS ?


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Lgali 7 years ago

very useful info thanks


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Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

Great information for newbies and biz people! :) thanks.


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen

try to publish more tips on publishing from home


hipriestess4u 7 years ago

thank you for the follow love your info very useful


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PDXBuys 3 years ago from Oregon

I just did this but using XAMPP. Now I am working on dynamic website development using PHP and MySQL. This is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to set up your own Apache server for development use!

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