This page provides detailed step by step instructions on how to install Apache on Windows 7 operating system. You’ll probably follow that up with PHP and MySQL database installations. These are detailed in other articles; please check links at the bottom of this page.
Note: Though not required for installing Apache, I suggest you check the system type – whether the Windows 7 your computer is running is 32 bit or 64 bit. This information is available at Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> System type. We’ll need it at the time of installing MySQL.
Note: Didn’t get the “It works!” page? You may need to start Apache. Go to All Programs -> Apache HTTP Server 2.2 -> Control Apache Server and select either Start or Restart. The Apache server can also be started and stopped from Services under the Control Panel.
Problems – Apache doesn’t start?
On certain systems, Apache might throw a ‘Requested Operation Failed’ message. This is generally because of a conflict with another program that’s using the same server port. Though it may sound really techie and intimidating, the solution to the Requested Operation Failed! Apache error is quite simple; click that link to resolve your problem. Following are solutions to some other problems you might face.
Now that Apache has been installed on your Windows 7 computer and is running successfully, it’s time to move on to PHP and MySQL – refer the links below.
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