Five free Windows Apache servers
Apache is one of the most powerful and flexible web servers available. Most people assume Apache is only for the UNIX/Linux/BSD environment - which is a false assumption. Thanks to countless developers, Apache is also available for the Windows platform in the form of WAMP (Windows Apache, MySQL, PHP). Of course, if you've used Apache on its native platform, you know that, to the uninitiated, it can be a little daunting to install and set up. For most UNIX/Linux/BSD admins - those used to working within the command line, it's a piece of cake. Windows users? Not so much. Thankfully there are a number of different WAMP servers out there that make the process of installing and configuring the Apache server a snap.
I have found five such WAMP servers, all of them free. Each offers a varying degree of difficulty as well as feature sets. But all of them will enable you to get a WAMP server up and running quickly. Once that server is running, you can begin the process of creating your content.
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