Amazon This section is about installing and setting up WAMP to do its job. First of all WAMP stands for Apache, MySQL, PHP for Windows. This little nifty package contains all these tools running on Windows, compatible with each other. Install this application and you get Apache, MySQL, and PHP! For those who are familiar with LAMP, WAMP is simply the same thing for Windows instead of Linux.
Google and download WampServer2.0i.exe and run it. At the time of writing WampServer2.0i.exe is the latest version but if not, you can download the then-latest version. However you may encounter issues with compatibility and stuff, in which case let me know and I'll try to solve them for you.
Once you install and run it you should see its icon in the lower right corner. Left click on it and you should see the following pop up:
Verify that your Apache, Mysql are running by going to http://localhost/ and http://localhost/phpmyadmin/. If not, restart all services and try again. Questions?
Suppose your WAMP installation is under C:\wamp\. Add C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.36\bin in your 'path' environment variable so that you can do 'mysql -uroot' to connect to Mysql server in command line. There's NO root password in the default installation of Mysql.
Let's move on!
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