Downloading and using WAMP Server

Downloading and using WAMP Server

Downloading and using WAMP Server

This tutorial will help you in the Downloading and using WAMP Server. Wamp Server is a web Development Enviroment built specifically for the Windows platform. the Program helps in parsing PHP codes which enables testing before proper deployment.

The Program is bundled with Apache2, PHP, MYSQL and also contains PHPmyAdmin. The later provides a GUI that enables you manage your database efficiently

To Download Wamp Server (32 bit & PHP 5.5) click here

To Download Wamp Server (64 bit & PHP 5.5) click here

Installation is easy, just follow the process. After installation of your desired Wamp server, a www directory will be created usually at C:\wamp\www

Put your PHP files in this directory (www) you can rename the home page to index.php as this the default page that will be called when accessing it.

open your browser of choice and type http://localhost then click enter. This will automatically load your index page

Functions of Wamp Server
After successful installation, on the bottom right corner of your screen, you will find the Wamp icon as in the Screenshot below which will provide the following functions;

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The Wamp icon is the green icon at the bottom, left clicking the icon brings about the pop-up you see in the screenshot above, in the pop-up we have the following functions

Switching the server online or offline. Online gives access to everyone, while offline gives access to localhost only

Update your Apache, MySQL, PHP applications

Turn on and off your Apache and MySQL services

Manage server settings

Access logs

Access the settings files

Create alias

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