This is the first in the series of articles and explains in detail how to install the Apache web server on Windows 10 operating system. The instructions are accompanied with screenshots which will guide you at each step to prevent any mistakes.
And as always, if you are completely new at all this stuff, you’ve come to the right place. We believe that our instructions are clear and to-the-point that even newbies would be able to set up Apache on their Windows 10 systems quickly and without any problems.
Apache is a web server – software which is typically used on computers that host web sites. So why would you want it on your computer? One simple reason: to learn a web scripting language such as PHP.
The aim is to set up a local web development environment on Windows 10 so that you may be able to create and test your programs without the need of an internet connection and the expenses of an actual server.
In brief, we would be downloading the Apache software pack and installing it on the hard disk of your Windows 10 computer. And don’t be intimidated by the number of slides – I just wanted to be thorough so that you don’t face any problem.
Let’s get started.
FYI, for these instructions and screenshots we use Microsoft Edge web browser – you can use the one you like. Also we would be downloading and installing Apache 2.4 on Windows 10.
The only thing left is to perform the actual installation of the Apache server. However, before we do that, I strongly recommend a few changes to the configuration file so that your local development environment becomes easy to work with. After all, you’ve probably installed Apache to run a server-side scripting language like PHP.
Continue to the next section to learn how to set up and configure Apache on a Windows 10 computer.
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