Need help setting up localhost on Windows 7 machine
Posted on 2015-02-07
Starting the PHP learning process. I have some simple scripts that run from the command line, but I want to be able to run right from Windows, then when I have that as I want to locate it at a web server. Mr. Google told me I needed to set up Apache server, PHP, and MYSQL. I already have PHP (though I think I need to run PHP-Win for the next step, and not sure about how to do or if that is automatic), so installed WAMP to get Apache and MYSQL. I got numerous errors during installation, and when done got a final error that "MSVCR110.dll" could not be found and a suggestion to re-install. Re-installation threw dozens of errors, all stating it could not rename various files.
I found other posts that were not a one-stop installation like WAMP. I could not tell from the documentation that it was for Windows, not Linux.
So, the need for this posting is to get localhost set up. When I can run from localhost I'm sure I'll be back for PHP help.