Want to turbocharge your exploration of dynamic webdesign?Â Would your own free, private webserver help?
I discovered WAMP through a blog that I’m subscribed to, and have found it immensely useful – and suggest that it would be useful also to others interested in PHP, dynamic website design (i.e. database-orientated forums, blogs, CMS), or designing themes for dynamic websites such as your WordPress blog.
WAMP installs the following to your Windows system:
- Apache 1.3.31 – an open source webserver;
- PHP 5 – a server-side scripting language;
- MySQL – a popular open source database service for web apps;
- Database management applications.
You could use WAMP to host a website – dynamic or otherwise – from your home PC, but I am using it to aid in my understanding of PHP, and also to assist in the design of the next incarnation of orangeacid.net.