WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.
WampServer is available for free (under GPML license) in two distinct versions : 32 and 64 bits. Wampserver 2.5 is not compatible with Windows XP, neither with SP3, nor Windows Server 2003. Older WampServer versions are available on SourceForge.
Installation is simple, just execute the installer, choose the location and finish it.
Once that is done, you may start WampServer. Then it starts in the system tray (taskbar), initially red in color and then turns green once the server is up.
You may goto a browser and type localhost or 127.0.0.1 to get the index page of WAMP.
You may work on PHP locally from now by storing the files in
<PATH_TO_WAMP>/www/<php_or_html_file> and check the result on