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Before we proceed into the steps on how to install and setup wamp server, We should know what it is and why is it so popular to people who are creating websites and applications.


What is WAMP?

W stands for Windows. This is your operating system.

A stands for Apache. Apache is a server software that is used to serve webpages.

M stands for MySQL. MySQL is a database management system. Its main job in the software stack is to store all of your website’s content, user profiles, comments, etc.

P stands for PHP. PHP is the programming language that is used here. It is also the piece that holds the entire software stack together. It runs as a process in Apache and communicates with the MySQL database to dynamically build your webpages.

The short explanation:

This allows you to host and create your own website without the need of paying money to have a hosting provider, domain name, etc. This is particularly good when you are still developing your website.


Installing WAMP

1. Download the installer from here then click save or run. Once its finished double click the installer.


2. After you double click the installation, follow all the prompts:











scroll down and click next:













Click next till you reach the Install dialogue box:













Wait for it to finish and then you will get a dialogue box saying “do you want to change IE as your default explorer?” Click No and “do you want to change notepad as your default editor?” Click No







finished installing the wamp server:








Upload HTML on WAMP Server

Now that we are done installing and configuring our wamp server, it is now time to test and to check if everything is working accordingly. To upload an HTML file on the www directory of WAMP server, follow steps below:

1. Create a sample HTML file (download a sample file here

2. Copy the HTML File to the www folder located at : C:\wamp64\www

3. Open your internet browser and type in: www.localhost/test

you should get this result: