WAMP Server and Web Design

The web design and the web development require two essential types of components: the creation components and the hosting components. The hosting components are usually installed on powerful calculators with huge speed and capacity storage: the servers. The problem is, before hosting the created website, it is important to test the validity of the codes and the functioning of the website. For some reasons, the server-side language can’t be tested on a client-side environment which is basically the PC. There is the need for the creation of the server environment which if you need help, you can engage our freelance web designer Singapore. Here comes a famous emulator called the WAMP.

Introducing the WAMP software:

The word WAMP stands as the abbreviation of “Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP”. It is a software package that uses a single installer to allow setting up more than one component. The WAMP technology is the Windows-compatible version of another technology initially created for Linux platforms (LAMP). The WAMP technology allows developers and designers testing their websites before putting them online, and it allows hosting the website on your computer. Just a side note, PHP is a language of WordPress websites.

WAMP components:

The WAMP package includes three powerful components which are essential for the achievement of the dynamic website development.  When launched, the WAMP installer installs:

Apache server:

The Apache software enables the computer to host a website by emulating it into a web server. It is the core software of web servers. It is popular because it is an open source software and it is available free of charges to anyone.

MySQL technology:

MySQL technology is the fastest database manager. It inherits the query syntaxes of the SQL and it is easy to use. Also, it is an open source and it works very well with PHP.

PHP technology:

PHP is a server-side language web development language that inherits many aspects of the Perl language. As CGI (Common Gateway Interface) language, the PHP has conquered the development of the dynamic website and it is about to become the number one. It seems that PHP and MySQL are built to work harmoniously as if they were built to fit.

Using the WAMP technology on your computer:

Setting up the WAMP server to test websites:

It is important that you choose the version that you want to install and download it. The process is then easy and like any other setup operation. There are some more configuration steps that you need to perform like defining the MySQL database and accessing the myphpadmin console. At that point, you are able to visualize the dynamic pages you create on your PC because you have it running as a local server. You have to create a directory to save the pages and that directory would have a live URL as an alias. Adding web pages is creating pages and saving them in their specific location in the architecture.

Setting up the WAMP server to host websites:

After setting up the WAMP software package, you will need to operate some modifications on the content of the index.php file (it is nested in the c:\wamp\www). All you need to do is to change the content of the index.php in line 338 from “http:// “  to http://localhost/

 

Conclusion:

The WAMP technology is definitely the technology that runs the world web servers. The Apache software is, indeed, the core application that allows dynamic websites to function properly. The P of WAMP can, somehow, refer to Perl or to Python. The MAMP is the McOS compatible version. What should XAMP stand for?