What is WAMPServer?
WAMP is a form of mini-server that can run on almost any Windows Operating System. WAMP includes Apache 2, PHP 5 (SMTP ports are disabled), and MySQL (phpMyAdmin and SQLitemanager are installed to manage your databases) preinstalled.An icon on the taskbar tray displays the status of WAMP, letting you know if;
a) WAMP is running but no services are opened (the icon will appear red),
b) WAMP is running and one service is opened (the icon will appear yellow) or
c) WAMP is running with all services opened (the icon will appear white).
Apache and MySQL are considered to be services (they can be disabled by left-clicking on the taskbar icon, guiding your cursor over the service you wish to disable and selecting “Stop Service”).
The files/web pages that are hosted on your WAMP server can be accessed by typing http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/ in the address bar of your web browser. WAMP must be running in order to access either of the above addresses.
If you would like to share your files/web pages with others, click on the icon located on your taskbar tray and select “Put Online.” You must have access to the Internet in order to continue.
Send the people that you would like to give access to the files/web pages hosted on your WAMP server your IP Address. Your can find your IP address here:
Your IP Address and Browser Details
|Web browser:||Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2|
(notes: IP address based on your current browser)
If you are a dial-up user or if you have a dynamic IP Address (one that changes every so often), you will need to keep the people that have your IP Address updated every time you connect to the internet.
You can download WAMPServer from WampServer.com.