If there’s one thing that I know well, its software development and the web. While its not as easy as some people might think, its tools like WampServer that make things a heck of a lot easier than they could be. WampServer is a web based development environment for Windows, and its easy to use and admin.
Having a reliable development environment for your web apps isn’t just about a decent XML/HTML editor. You need a web server to help you view your pages and see how they would react in the wild. WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL databases and then test them to insure they function correctly.
The functionality of a web server is to allow for the surfing or browsing of web pages. In order for that to happen, they have to be served up, or made available to the file browser. This is WampServer’s main function. I’m not going to go into additional details here. However, from an administration point, which is where Devs and Dev Managers will be concerned, WampServer’s easy to use.
With a left click on WampServer’s tray icon, you will be able to manage your Apache and MySQL services. This gives your applications access to both web and database services so that specific pages can be displayed and database elements called and written to from them. You can switch services online or offline, giving access to a broader audience or only to the localhost, or I should say, to yourself.