WAMP (Windows, Apache, mySQL, PHP) is all in one packages which installs the basic programs, you will need to get a localhost running and to be able to build and run PHP scripts.
We have already lived a tutorial about the installation guide for Wamp Server 2.1 a and this is the fresh and new WampServer 2.1 d version installation guide. This WAMP server installation tutorial helps you to tune the server without the need of touching the configuration files. Once the WAMP server installation completes successfully, you have the trayicon for the management of server and all its settings.
If you are installing WampServer 2.1 d first time, then these following step will help you that how to install the WampServer 2.1 d in your computer with windows 7. We will end up to the following applications at the tail of this tutorial,
- Installation of Wamp Server 2.1 d
- Apache 2.2.17
- PHP 5.3.4
- Mysql 5.1.53 (version 64 bits)
- Mysql 5.5.8 (version 32 bits)
- phpMyadmin 22.214.171.124
- SQLBuddy 1.3.2
Let’s start from scratch to build PHP environment on windows 7 64 bits operating system by using WampServer 2.1 d.
Same installation steps are used for windows 7 32 bits operating system with WampServer 2.1 e.
WampServer Official Site
This awesome server can be found for download at official web page WampServer. Let’s Run through the Installation first and then I’ll go in to detail about the administration.
You will find two options for the selection of WampServer for your windows 7 after clicking on “Download” link at the main navigation of WampServer official site.
My windows 7 is 64 bit, so I will proceed with the download of WampServer 2.1 d 64 bits version.
I am using Google Chrome for the presentation of this tutorial, so you will notice “Save” button at the lower left corner of the browser. There will be “Save Dialog” in case of Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Click on Save button, WampServer is starting to download after clicking on the save button. You can save WampServer file in any location in your hard drive.
Downloading of WampServer 2.1d is complete, and you will notice WampServer icon at your download location.
It is the time to install WampServer on our windows. You will receive a Security Warning after opening WampServer file. It is absolutely normal to run WampServer setup on windows.
You will see a standard setup wizard of windows after clicking Run button on security warning dialog.
You have to agree the license of WampServer before selecting installation destination at your windows machine.
It is very important step of WampServer installation. I will recommend to install WampServer at the drive other than Windows 7 installation. Suppose your Windows 7 is install in C drive so you should install WampServer on D, E or any other location in hard drive except C drive.
I am going to install WampServer in D drive. Now you can click on Next button after selecting installation location for WampServer 2.1d.
When you click on the Next button then a Select Additional Tasks dialog will appear on your screen, if you would like setup to perform while installing WampServer 2. You can check following options,
- Create a Quick Launch icon
- Create a Desktop icon
I have not interested to create any icon in the above locations, but you can do. You will be at “Ready to Install” window after clicking Next button.
Setup is now ready to begin installing WampServer 2.1d on your computer. Click on Install button to start installation of WampServer 2.1d.
Now your WampServer is starting to install in your computer.
You will receive a dialog for choosing your default browser for WampServer. You can choose your favorite browser for WampServer as default, or simply click “Open” if you are not sure about the installation or executable files of your favorite browser. WampServer will choose “Internet Explorer” as default choice.
WampServer installation has completed now and setup will guide you for Apache configurations in the next steps.
You will notice a “Windows Firewall” standard dialog while configuring Apache by WampServer. (You may not observe this, if your windows firewall is not active). Click on “Allow Access” by leaving default options as such to proceed for PHP mail parameters.
After allowing access to Apache server, you are at SMTP server configuration dialog. You can specify the SMTP server and the address mail to be used by PHP when using the function mail(). I will recommend the following values,
- SMTP: localhost
- Email: Your email address.
Click “Next” after putting the above values for the installation final dialog.
You have successfully installed WampServer 2.1 d along with Apache, MySql, PHP, phpMyAdmin and SqlBuddy at your computer.
Click “Finish” to start WampServer along with other services. Leave “Launch WampServer 2 now” check-box checked to start WampServer automatically after installation.
Now you can see WampServer icon on the taskbar. WampServer icon has three states.
WampServer red icon is showing that WampServer is Offline and no service has been started yet i.e Apache, PHP and MySql.
WampServer red icon is show that WampServer is still Offline and any service among Apache, PHP and MySql has been failed to start.
WampServer is working normal along with all services and your development server is ready to use.
It is time to test our WampServer with the installed services of Apache, PHP, MySql and phpMyAdmin. Please follow the steps to test WampServer at Windows 7.
- Be sure, WampServer icon is green at taskbar
- Open your favorite browser
- Type, http://127.0.0.1/ OR http://localhost/
- Hit Enter
You have successfully installed WampServer on your computer if you have seen the welcome screen of WampServer. You can read Server Configuration at WampServer welcome screen.
- Apache Version: 2.2.17
- PHP Version: 5.3.4
- Loaded Extensions: Loaded extensions of PHP
- MySql Version: 5.1.53 – It will be Mysql 5.5.8 at 32 bits platform.
You can launch phpMyAdmin console by one of the following means,
- Click on phpmyadmin link on WampServer welcome screen
- Type: http://127.0.0.1/phpmyadmin/ OR http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ in the browser address bar
- Hit Enter
You will be at phpMyAdmin index to manage your MySql databases.
I hope you have successfully installed WampServer 2.1 d at your computer. If you have any question, feel free to ask at the contact page, and don’t forget to write your valuable comments.
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