In this post, we will discuss all the steps required to install WampServer on Windows.
Step 1 - Download WampServer
Click Here to open the WampServer site and scroll down as shown in Fig 1. While writing this post, the WampServer version was 3.1.0 and bundled with Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, MySQL 5.7, MariaDB 10.2 and PhpMyAdmin 4.7. In case PHP 7.3 is required, we can install it separately as explained here.
Now click on the title WAMPSERVER 64 BITS (X64) 3.0.6 and it will show a message dialog as shown in Fig 2.
Click on the link Download Directly which leads to the SourceForge repository of WampServer having the latest and all the previous releases as shown in Fig 3.
Click on Download Latest Version Button to start the download of the most recent version of WampServer.
Step 2 - Install WampServer
Double click on the installer to start the installation. It shows a popup having language selection options as shown in Fig 4.
Select appropriate language for WampServer and click on OK Button. It shows next popup having License Agreement details as shown in Fig 5.
Accept the License Agreement and click on Next Button. It shows next popup having information specific to the installation as shown in Fig 6.
Click on Next Button to move ahead and the next popup provides options to choose install location as shown in Fig 7.
Select appropriate install location and click on Next Button. The next popup provides options to choose the name of the Desktop Shortcut icon as shown in Fig 8.
Fill the desktop shortcut name and click on Next Button. The next popup asks confirmation before starting the actual information as shown in Fig 9.
Click on Install Button to start the installation. The installer asks for Default Browser and provides options to change it as shown in Fig 10.
Press Yes Button in case the default browser has to be changes else press No Button to keep IE i.e. Edge as the default browser. The default browser will be set for WampServer based on your selection. The installer also asks for Editor selection as shown in Fig 11.
Select your preferred Editor since WampServer need an editor to make configuration changes if required. You might also see a Windows Security warning as shown in Fig 12.
Click on Allow Access to allow network permissions. The next popup shows additional information as shown in Fig 12.
Click on Next Button to process the installation. After completing the installation, the last popup shows the software installed with this version of WampServer as shown in Fig 13.
These are the basic steps required to install WampServer.
Step 3 - Verify Installation
Execute the desktop shortcut icon to start WampServer. It will start MySQL and Apache configured for PHP. Now open the browser and test the urh http://localhost to confirm the installation. The default page will look similar to the one showed in Fig 13.