WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) is an open source web development platform that uses Apache2, MySQL, MariaDB, and PHP to develop dynamic web applications on the Windows operating system. Apart from web development WAMP can be used for internal testing and may also use to serve live websites. The WAMP stack has four key elements of a Web server that includes an operating system, database, Web server, and Web scripting software for the developers. To develop. So, in this article, I will guide you on How to install WAMP server for Windows 10.
So before we start with the step-wise guide, there are some requirements that you should preserve before installing WAMP server on Windows 10. These requirements are listed below.
- Make sure you’re connected to the internet throughout the process.
- Make sure you’re using the updated version of Windows 10.
- Make sure you have the up-to-date redistributable packages of VC9, VC10, VC13, VC14, VC15, and VC17, otherwise you won’t be able to install WAMP server completely.
To check whether you have the redistributable packages, go through the steps below:
Right-click on the Start menu’s Window icon, from the menu, click on the Apps and Features option as shown above.
From Apps & Features, scroll down until you find VC Redistributable files as shown above. If not then click on the links below to download and install these important VC Redistributable packages.
|VC9 Packages (Visual C++ 2008 SP1)||For 32-bit OS For 64-bit OS|
|VC10 Packages(Visual C++ 2010 SP1)||For 32-bit OS For 64-bit OS|
|VC11 Packages (Visual C++ 2012 Update 4)||For 32-bit and 64-bit|
|VC13 Packages(Visual C++ 2013)||For 32-bit OS For 64-bit OS|
|VC14 Packages (Visual C++ 2015)||For 32-bit and 64-bit|
|VC17 package (Visual C++ 2017)||For 32-bit and 64-bit|
Right-click on the Start Menu’s windows icon on the taskbar, from the menu, click on the System option as highlighted above. This will open up System settings, under Device specifications in System Type, you can check which bit operating system you’re running on your computer as highlighted above.
Now you are good to go, let’s start the step-wise guide to install the WAMP server on Windows 10.
Step 1: Download WampServer
Open up a browser and go to WAMP official website (http://www.wampserver.com/en/) as shown above. Now click on the DOWNLOAD tab as highlighted above.
From the DOWNLOAD page, click on the Start using WampServer button link as highlighted above.
Now from downloads, click on the either of the links of WampServer depending upon your operating system as highlighted above.
When you click on the preferred link, a pop-up message will appear as shown above, from the message, click on the Download directly link as highlighted above.
After clicking on the link, you will be directed to the SourceForge website as shown above. Now from this page, under Files tab, click on the green Download Latest Version link to download the WampServer.
Your download will begin after 5 to 10 seconds. If you’re using Chrome then you might receive the warning message as shown above. Just click on the Keep button to start downloading WAMP.
Step 2: WAMP setup wizard
Open the location folder where you have downloaded the WampServer.exe file, double-click to open the WAMP Server setup wizard as shown above. If there is any user control access message, click Yes button to proceed.
Select the preferred language from the dropdown menu and then click OK to proceed as shown above.
From the License Agreement phase, click on the radio button of “I accept the agreement” and then click on the Next > button as shown above.
In the Information phase, you can read the Installation information if you wish, just click Next> button when you’re done.
In the Select Destination Location phase, let the destination to be selected as a default, or you can also change the destination of the WampServer installation location by clicking on the Browse… button. Now click on the Next> button to proceed.
In the Select Start Menu Folder, let the selected folder for the shortcut to be the default and click Next > button as shown above.
Now wait until the installation process reaches the end, before finishing the installation, the setup will ask you for the preferred browser and text editor.
If you wish to choose another browser and not the Internet Explorer, click on the Yes button otherwise click on the No button to proceed.
If you wish to change the browser, from the dialog window, navigate to the Google folder form the ‘C:\ ProgramFiles’ folder then navigate through application folder where you will see chrome.exe as highlighted above. Now just click on the chrome to select and then click the Open button as shown above.
Similarly, for the Text editor, click Yes button to change the editor and No to proceed with the default editor for WampServer. Now, wait at least 30 more seconds until the setup fully installs the WampServer.
After the installation process, read the information if you wish. It’s important to note that in the notification tray of the Windows, the WampManager icon must be green for its full functionality and the default username is “root” (without quotes) and there is no password, you have to leave the password field empty.
Now click the Next> button to proceed.
Now your WampServer is now complete, click on the Finish button to close the setup.
Step 3: Run the WampServer
From the desktop, open the WampServer as shown above, Click Yes on the User Account Control message.
Now in the notification area on the bottom right side of the taskbar, you can see the red WampManager icon as shown above. Wait until it starts all the processes.
Now after 5 or more seconds, in the windows system tray you can see that Wampmanager now has turned Green.
Now to access the local host, click on the WampManager icon, in its contextual menu click on the Your Virtual tool option, in the Virtual tools menu, click on the localhost option as shown above.
This will open up the localhost for you on your chosen or default web browser as shown above from where you can see all the server Configurations.
That’s it, hope it helped you to install the WAMP server for Windows 10. Enjoy!