WAMP Installation Guide

WAMP Installation Guide
WAMP (Windows-Apache-mySQL-PHP) is an 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.

This guide will walk you through installing a WAMP package for the first time.

Step 01: Open WAMP website.
Step 02: Open the DOWNLOADS page.
Step 03: Choose version to install.
*note: Ask supervisor which version to use.
Step 04: Installing older version.
Step 05: Installing older version: Re-direction to download page.
Step 06: Installing older version: Checking which WAMP version to use.
Step 07: Choosing download mirror and downloading.
Step 08: Run the installer file.
Step 09: Run the installer file: License Agreement.
Step 10: Run the installer file: Saving Directory
Step 11: Run the installer file: Creating Start Menu Folder
Step 12: Run the installer file: Auto-launch WAMP on Startup
Step 13: Run the installer file: Confirmation of Installation Settings
Step 14: Run the installer file: Saving Document Root Folder
Step 15: Run the installer file: Default Browser and Finishing the Installation
Step 16: Manually Starting WAMP Server
Step 17: Testing the LOCALHOST
Step 01:

Open the WAMP website at http://www.wampserver.com/en/index.php.

You should be able to see a page like this:

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Step 02:

Click the DOWNLOADS link.

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Step 03:

Ask your OJT supervisor which versions of mySQL and PHP would you be using.

If it is ok to use the newest available version of WAMP then click the DOWNLOAD link to install.

Proceed to Step 07 if you would do this step.

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Step 04:

If you would require a version of WAMP with older version/s of either Php, mySQL, or phpmyAdmin click on the


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Step 05:

You will be directed to the download page of all the older versions of WAMP, such as below.

Scroll down and click the VIEW OLDER RELEASES link.
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Step 06:

You will then be directed to a page such as below.

To check which version of WAMP has the versions of the programs you need,

scroll down and click on any of the NOTES links in the page, as illustrated below.

It will direct you to a page such as below. Scroll down to search for the appropriate version that suits your requirements.
Return to the previous page after taking note of what version you will use, then select the version you would need to use.
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Step 07:

Whether or not you would need to download the newest version of WAMP, you would be directed to a page where you

would select mirrors for the download. You could choose any mirror you would like but personally I would advice choosing either

Japan or Taiwan as a mirror, or any Asian country for that matter (they?re closer to the Philippines).

You should be able to see a page like this:

After choosing a mirror, save the file to your computer.
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Step 08:

Once download finishes, run the installer file.

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Step 09:

In the license agreement click [I accept the agreement], then click next.

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Step 10:

Select the directory where you would like to install WAMP.

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Step 11:

Select the start menu folder where you would like to place WAMP?s shortcuts.

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Step 12:

In the additional tasks you may select if WAMP would be loaded on startup or no.

If its most likely that you would be programming PHP as soon as you start your computer (most likely yes)

then I suggest you select the checkbox. Otherwise you may opt to leave it unchecked and turn on the WAMP server manually.

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Step 13:

This is the confirmation screen of the options you have selected.

Click back to modify your install settings or click next to start the installation.

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Step 14:

Some time midway into the installation a window will pop-up asking for the directory where to save the document root folder.

It is recommended that you leave it as it is and click ok to continue the installation.

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Step 15:

After the said pop-up another window will appear asking for you default browser.

If you have no preference for browsers just hit Open.

If not search for the .exe file of your preferred browser then click Open to continue the installation.

Once the installation is finished, click finish.
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Step 16:

To manually start the WAMP server, click Start>Programs>WampServer or [name you assigned in Step 15] >start WampServer.

This is illustrated below:

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Step 17:

Open your preferred browser and type in the address bar LOCALHOST.

It should display the WAMP homepage like below, signifying a successful installation.

Click this link to try launching the localhost > http://localhost

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Always remember to enable the WAMP server (if it isn’t already enabled) as illustrated in Step 16 whenever

you want to test any page in the localhost.

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