How To Install WAMP Server On Windows 10

Introduction

 
WAMP is a free and open-source tool most commonly used by php developers in the Windows family and other platforms to set up the development and testing environment. WAMP server comes with the WAMP control panel to manage all its components easily.
 
WAMP stands for (W) Windows, (A) Apache, (M) MySQL, (P) PHP and some additional modules including phpmyadmin (for the database).
 
Once you have installed and configured the WAMP server in your system, you can easily work with any CMS like WordPress, Joomla, drupal and more. WAMP server works like a local server in your system that is generally used by PHP developers to test the websites (like web-projects).
 
This tutorial will show you various steps on how to install and configure the WAMP server in Windows 10.
 

Prerequisites for WAMP Server

 
In order to successfully install and run the WAMP Server, make sure that you must have Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages installed in your system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
6) Microsoft visual c++ 2017 redistributable package
 

Installation Process of WAMP Server

 
Step 1
 
To download the WAMP Server, visit the "Wamp Server" website in your web browser.
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "WAMP SERVER 64 BITS (X64).
 
download wamp server
 
Step 3
 
Now, click on the "download directly" link to start downloading.
 
wamp server download
 
Step 4
 
Double-click the downloaded file to launch the WAMP installer.
 
launch the installer
 
Step 5
 
"Select Setup Language" window will appear on the screen and then choose your preferred language.
 
select preferred language
 
Step 6
 
Under the "License Agreement", click on the "I accept the agreement" radio button and then click on the "Next" button.
 
license agreement
 
Step 7
 
Click on the "Next" button.
 
information setups
 
Note:-
 
"Information" setup ensures that the required components (prerequisites) are installed on your system for the Wamp Server to function correctly.
 
Step 8
 
Choose a location (folder) to install the WAMP server and click on the "Next" button.
 
choose a preferred location
 
Step 9
 
Select the components that you want to install and click on the "Next" button.
 
select the components
 
Step 10
 
Select the start menu folder.
 
select start menu folder
 
Step 11
 
"Ready to Install" window will appear on the screen and then, click on the "Next" button.
 
ready to install
 
Step 12
 
Now, select the default browser and default text editor for the wamp server.
 
select editor
 
Step 12
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 
click on the finish button
 

Configuration Process of WAMP Server

 
Step 1
 
Start the WAMP server through its shortcut on the desktop.
 
Step 2
 
When the WAMP Server starts, you can see the color of the WAMP server icon in the taskbar becomes green. Initially, it will be red, then turn into
amber and then green. When it turns green, it means all the services are now running fine.
 
working fine
 

Fix an Issue of Apache not Working

 
Some users may face an issue with Apache and MySQL module services not working in WAMP. However, depending on the setup configuration or usage of your system, you may need to change the port number of the Apache and the MySQL. For example, because the "World Wide Web Services" under "Internet Information Services (IIS)" is also run on port 80 in your system, which is also the default port of apache in WAMP. And, the two servers (applications) can not use (run) the same port simultaneously. Follow the instructions below to fix the problem with Apache and MySQL services in WAMP Server.
 
issue in wamp
 
Method 1. Change the default port of Apache
 
Step 1
 
Open the WAMP Server.
 
Step 2 
 
In Apache Module Service, click on the "httpd.Conf" button.
 
open httpd.Conf
 
Step 3
 
By pressing the "Ctrl + F" key, find the "Listen 80" and replace it with another open port (like 81 or 9080) and save the file.
 
replace port
 
Step 4
 
Restart the WAMP Server by clicking on the "Restart All Services" option.
 
Step 5
 
Now, open and check the "WAMPP Server" and also check the localhost and phpmyadmin.
 
result
 
Method 2. By disabling the Internet Information Services
 
Step 1
 
From the Start Menu, search for Control Panel.
 
Step 2
 
Click on "Programs" option.
 
click on porgrams
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Turn Windows Feature on or off" option.
 
Click on the "Turn Windows Feature on or off" option.
 
Step 4
 
Uncheck (clear) the "Internet Information Services" option and click on the "OK" button.
 
clear the iis checkbox
 
Step 5
 
Click on the "Restart Now" option (This will reboot/restart your computer/laptop).
 
Step 6
 
Now, open and check the "WAMPP Server" and check the localhost.
 
result
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can install and configure the WAMP server in Windows 10.
 
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