Setup a WAMP Server on Windows

Updated on July 8, 2015
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WAMP is effectively a LAMP stack for Windows. Running a WAMP stack will allow you to install and host web applications that use Apache, PHP, and MySQL. In this tutorial, we'll be using WampServer on Windows Server.

Step 1 - Downloading WAMP

Downloading WAMP is as easy as any other application. Visit the official site and download the latest WampServer version for your architecture.

Step 2 - Installing WAMP

Open the installer executable, you will see a dialog confirming that you want to run the application. Click "Run" to start the installation process.

Now you will see a "Welcome" screen. Click "Next" to continue.

The "License Agreement" will be shown. Read it, then accept the agreement to continue with the installation.

You should be able to keep clicking "Next" unless you want to change the server's location or put a shortcut in the start menu.

Step 3 - Finishing Install

Once the install has completed, you can click "Finish" to launch the WAMP server.

At this point, you will be able to access http://localhost/ in your browser to see the default WAMP page. Your WAMP server has been successfully installed.