WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin to easily manage your databases.
WampServer installs automatically (installer), and its usage is very intuitive. You will be able to tune your server without even touching the setting files.
WampServer is the only packaged solution that will allow you to reproduce your production server. Once WampServer is installed, you have the possibility to add as many Apache, MySQL and PHP releases as you want.
WampServer also has a trayicon to manage your server and its settings.
WampServer's functionalities are very complete and easy to use so we won't explain here how to use them.
With a left click on WampServer's icon, you will be able to:
- manage your Apache and MySQL services
- switch online/offline (give access to everyone or only localhost)
- install and switch Apache, MySQL and PHP releases
- manage your servers settings
- access your logs
- access your settings files
- create alias
With a right click :
- change WampServer's menu language
- access this page
How to start
When you install WampServer, a "www" directory is created (generally c:wampwww). Create a directory inside for your project and put your PHP files in it.
Click on the link "Localhost" in the WampServer menu or open your browser and open the http://localhost address.
Add Apache, MySQL and PHP releases
WampServer allows you to install almost all the existing releases of Apache, PHP and MySQL so you can reproduce exactly the settings of your production server.
To add a new release, donwload it here and install it.
Then click on the WampServer menu and activate the release that you want to use.
Changelog for this release:
New in this release :
For Windows 32 : Be sure that you have installed the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package x86 : VC10 SP1 vcredist_x86.exe (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8328)
For Windows 64 : Be sure that you have installed the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package x64 : VC10 SP1 vcredist_x64.exe (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13523)
Apache will not run without this component
Attention : All the components of the v2.2 WampServer stack have been compiled with VC9 version of Microsoft compiler.
Earlier versions of Wampserver have been made with VC6 version of Microsoft compiler.
So, You can't mix components of 2.2 stack with previous version of Wampserver Stack components. If you do it you will get an instable Wampserver.
Version 2.2e 32 or 64 bits
Apache : 2.2.22 or 2.4.2
MySQL : 5.5.24
PHP : 5.3.4 or 5.4.3
PHPMyAdmin : 3.5.1
SqlBuddy : 1.3.3
XDebug : 2.2.0