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How to install WAMP on Windows

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Created: Maveric (17 May 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 Jul 2012)

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Introduction

What is WAMP? It is a fully free, "all-in-one" web-server environment, running instances of Apache, PHP 5 and MySQL. It also includes versions of phpMyAdmin and SQLitemanager for configuring both the PHP and MySQL environments.

After having been installed, it's status is shown with an icon on the Windows taskbar. This is useful for checking if WAMP is running with or without services. Red icon = no services available, Yellow icon = WAMP running with one service up, White icon = WAMP running with all services up (Apache and MySQL are handled as services). Via the control icon it is possible to switch these services on/off.

WAMP web service is accessable after installation via pointing the web browser to either http://localhost, or http://127.0.0.1 and ofcourse, having the web server enabled running in the background.

You may also set the WAMP and your computer visible to internet by turning on the setting "Put Online" from the WAMP menu.

This wiki article serves as a simple Quick Start for getting the WAMP environment running on your computer.

For full documentation, please refer to the WAMP web home at WAMP home

For help on setting up Windows see Using Nokia SDKs and Tools on Windows Vista


Download the WAMP installer file

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

2. Download WampServer 2.0i

This example uses build of July 11 2009, containing Apache 2.2.11, PHP 5.3.0, MySQL 5.1.36 and PhpMyAdmin.

3. Launch the WampServer2.0i.exe file you just downloaded and follow instructions


Screenshot

Wamp setup 01.jpg


In this example we will install the WAMP under subdirectory "wamp" on C-drive (use what drive you want for yourself)


Wamp setup 02.jpg


We will select to have a Quick Launch icon and a Desktop icon also (you may choose how you want).


Wamp setup 03.jpg


We will select the default web browser (Firefox in this case) to be the browser for WAMP and then leave the e-mail smtp as default and continue to finish the installation.


4. Launch the WampServer from the Windows "Start"-menu

Wamp setup 04.jpg


On the down-right corner you should have now visible a small icon showing that the server has started successfully. Note that the WAMP will be offline by default.


Wamp setup 05.jpg


Finally, we will test that the WAMP configuration menu web page will open.


5. Open your web browser and set the location to http://localhost/


If you see a page like the following, your WAMP installation has succeeded.


Wamp server localhost view.jpg


Where to put your web site files, including the index.html?

The WAMP server has a sub-directory called "/www". It is under this directory that you can put your index.htm (default) and other files and sub-directories you want to be accessible from the web server.

If you e.g. create a "hello.html" file, you can reference to it by "http://127.0.0.1/hello.html" || "http://localhost/hello.html"


Accessing WAMP web server via mobile phone

You can browse the WAMP web server on your mobile via WLAN wireless router after finding the windows TCP/IP address using the windows command shell prompt "ipconfig/all" and find the host address. e.g 192.168.1.64. The use this address to access web server via the WLAN connection of you mobile phone in browser enter "http://192.168.1.64/hello.html"

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