How to Wampserver Windows Download and Install

WAMP is a virtual server on your computer, enabling you to experiment with all WordPress functionalities risk-free, as it operates independently from the internet. To download and install WampServer, a popular web development environment for Windows, follow the below steps.

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Visit the WampServer Website

Open your web browser and go to the official WampServer website. You can easily find it by searching “WampServer” on your preferred search engine. If the main website is not open, visit this link to download WAMP.

Download the Installer

You should see a prominent download button on the website’s homepage. Click on it to proceed. Ensure you download the correct version compatible with your Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).

Run the Wampserver Installer

Once the installer file is downloaded, go to the location where it was saved and double-click on it to run the installation process. You may need to grant administrative privileges to proceed.

Select Setup language

Select your preferred language and click OK.

Accept the Wampserver License Agreement

During the installation process, you will be presented with the WAMP license agreement. Read through it and if you agree, click the “I Agree” or “Accept” and the Next button to continue.

Read Information Carefully

Before proceeding with the installation of Wampserver, you must ensure that certain elements are installed on your system, otherwise, Wampserver will not run, and in addition, the installation will be faulty and you need to remove Wampserver before installing the elements that were missing.

Especially you may encounter a situation where one or more Visual C++ Redistributable Packages are not installed on your system. The best way to install them is to go to the VisualCppRedist AIO GitHub repository releases page and download the latest version .exe file compatible with your Windows operating system.

If your system is 32bit, download VisualCppRedist_AIO_x86only.exe and if your system is 64bit, download VisualCppRedist_AIO_x86_x64.exe. After downloading, double-click on the file and proceed with the process to install the needed packages. It is easy, first click next, wait until the end, and after installation, click finish.

Choose Wampsever Installation Options

Next, you will be prompted to select installation options. By default, WampServer installs to the C:\wamp64 directory on your system drive. You can change this location if desired. If you don’t want to lose your local websites when you must install a fresh Windows, install WAMP in a drive other than your Windows drive.

After selecting your preferences, proceed with the installation by clicking the “Next” or “Install” button.

Wait for Installation to Complete

The installation process may take a few minutes depending on your system’s speed. Be patient and wait for the progress bar to reach 100%.

Additionally, you may be asked to select the default web browser and a text editor to be used with WampServer.

Read Wampserver Usage Information

Take a few moments and read some basic information about how to use the WAMP.

Complete the Installation

You will see a confirmation message indicating that WampServer has been successfully installed, once the installation is done. Click the Finish button.

Start WampServer

You can start WAMP by navigating to the installation directory (by default, C:\wamp64) and double-clicking on the WampServer icon. You can find the icon in the Windows Start menu too. This will launch the WampServer control panel.

Verify Installation

Once WampServer is running, you can verify that it’s working correctly by opening your web browser and typing “localhost” in the address bar. If WampServer is installed correctly, you should see the WampServer homepage indicating everything is working properly.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed WampServer on your Windows computer. You can now use it to develop and test your web applications locally.

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