February 13, 2009

Installing WAMP in your Computer

This time I would like to share about how to install WAMP in our computer.
This is based on my experience as a very very beginner, who knows a little about webserver, hosting, database, etc. I just want to share it. Hope its useful though....:)

WAMP is a package of webserver and database that runs on Windows. WAMP contains : a fully operational webserver i.e. Apache, a database i.e. MySQL, and a scripting language i.e. PHP. These are needed when you want to install Joomla in your computer and use WAMP as your localhost. A localhost is a webserver and assiociated database that is set up directly on your computer or that may be on a local network.

  1. The first thing you have to do is to download that package. You can download it from : http://www.wampserver.com/en/. It contains Apache ver. 2.2.11, My SQL ver. 5.1.30, and PHP ver. 5.2.8.
  2. Then click on "Download Wamp Server 2". It will be stored in your computer, usually in this location : "C:\wamp".
  3. As soon as you download it to your computer, you can install it.To check whether or not it has been installed, you can open your browser and visit : "http://localhost/". If you have been successful, you should see this :
  4. Now, in the folder "C:\wamp", find a folder named "www" (C:\wamp\www). Open that folder and make a new folder in it. Give the folder name : "Joomla15". So next time you download Joomla 1.5, extract all Joomla's file to that folder (C:\wamp\www\joomla15).
  5. To activate the localhost, just simply click on the "WampServer" icon on your desktop. Then visit "http://localhost/", or click on "Localhost" icon in the Wamp toolbar.

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