Not a Linux fan? Looking for a hassle-free way of setting up a PHP environment on your Windows box? Read as Matthew guides us through the process of installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on a Windows based machine, otherwise known as WAMP.
Congratulations you have just installed PHP on your computer! But don’t start the part yet, test to make sure it works!
To test that PHP has been correctly installed click ‘Start > All Programs > Apache > Configuration > Test Configuration’. A console window should show briefly then disappear, if this happens then everything is ok, it if stays, take note of any errors and makes sure you haven’t missed any of the instructions above.
For all the changes to take effect, and Apache to recognize PHP, Apache must be restarted. To do this click ‘Start > All Programs > Apache > Control > Restart’.