I’m doing this for years and I know it by heart. You need Apache, PHP, MySQL and maybe some more tools and libraries if you plan to do big things. You might need GD library, mod_rewrite, Perl and some more stuff.
Go ahead and download Server2GO, a mature software package containing everything you need for running both a PHP page containing <?php echo “Hello, World”;?> and a WordPress installation with hundreds of plugins.
Extract it somewhere on your hard drive, I’d recommend the root because it will save you a long path in some config scripts. Customize the config.ini file and you’re ready to go.
Just follow the instructions inside and you’ll be running your first PHP/MySQL script in no time!
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