Virtual local server
We are usually using AMP (Apache MySQL PHP), a software installing the 3 tools you will need. You got 3 versions, according to your OS: W=Windows, L=Linux and M=macOS, giving us WAMP on Windows.
Note: when installing, you will be prompted to pick a browser. If yours is not included in the list,
- write "Firefox" (example) in the search bar
- right-click -> open file location
- again, inside the folder, right-click -> open file location
- you should have your PATH now
How does it work?
Once installed, you need to run it each time you start your computer (sometimes you don't have to). Check the trails icons (the icons next to your sound/battery/...). If AMP is started, you should see this
The location of your
- for your path (if needed)
- left-click on the icon
- click on "www folder"
Change to MariaDB
If you, like me, will use
MariaDB then right-click on wamp in the system trail.
- Disabled MySQL
- Enable MariaDB
Your database is at
http://localhost/phpmyadmin, with the credentials
root and no password by default.
Change the Lang
Right-click on wamp in the system trail, then in the lang menu.
Change PHP/... version
Left-click on wamp in the system trail. You can enable and disabled PHP modules here too.
You can download PostgreSQL here. Beware that version 12+ needs PHP 7.4.0+.
Don't forget to restart!
psql -U user
Use Virtual Hosts
Sometimes, you don't want to have the URL
http://localhost/.../, but maybe, the real URL of your website?
Left-click on wamp in the system trail. Click on virtual hosts, and you will be able to add one easily.