Note that the installation instructions that follow are geared towards installing WAMPSever on Windows 7: while installation on earlier versions of Windows is entirely possible, each OS typically requires its own unique tricks.

As we’ve previously discussed, you need a server to host pages that utilize server–side scripting languages. You can, of course, use your hosting provider to serve your files, but makes several assumptions:

    You have a hosting provider;

    It supports PHP (the majority do, but you need to check)

    You’re okay with everyone in the world seeing your work in progress.