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How to set up a apache web server, mysql and php in windows PC
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 ?
After you install WAMP server place your site files in www folder.
Open browser type : 127.0.0.1
Your site's home page will be displayed.