Simple and Easy WAMP Installation Guide for Beginners

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Installing WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on your Windows computer is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the installation:

Step 1: Download WAMP

  1. Visit the WAMP official website ( in your web browser.
  2. Choose the appropriate version of WAMP for your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Click on the download link to start the download process.
  4. Wait for the download to complete.

Step 2: Run the Installer

  1. Locate the downloaded WAMP installer file (typically in your Downloads folder) and double-click on it to run it.
  2. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click “Yes” to allow the installer to make changes to your system.
  3. The installer should launch. Click “Next” to proceed.

Step 3: Accept License Agreement

  1. Read the license agreement carefully.
  2. If you agree to the terms, select “I accept the agreement” and click “Next”.

Step 4: Choose Installation Location

  1. Choose the directory where you want WAMP to be installed. The default location is usually fine for most users.
  2. Click “Next” to proceed.

Step 5: Choose Additional Tasks

  1. Select any additional tasks you want to perform during the installation process. These may include creating a desktop shortcut or starting WAMP automatically when Windows starts.
  2. Click “Next” to continue.

Step 6: Ready to Install

  1. Review the installation settings to ensure they are correct.
  2. Click “Install” to begin the installation process.

Step 7: Installation Progress

  1. Wait for the installer to copy files and configure settings. This process may take several minutes.
  2. Once the installation is complete, you’ll be prompted to choose your default browser. Select your preferred browser from the list and click “Open”.

Step 8: Configure PHP Version (Optional)

  1. After the installation is complete, you may want to switch between different PHP versions. To do this, left-click on the WAMP icon in the system tray (near the clock) and navigate to “PHP” > “Version” and select the version you want to use.

Step 9: Test WAMP Installation

  1. To ensure WAMP is installed correctly, left-click on the WAMP icon in the system tray and select “Start All Services”. This will start Apache and MySQL.
  2. Open your web browser and type “http://localhost” in the address bar. You should see the WAMPServer homepage indicating that WAMP is installed and running correctly.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WAMP on your Windows computer. You can now start developing and testing web applications locally.