WAMP - Windows+Apache+MySQL+PHP is a commonly used testing platform for PHP developers.
By default, the WAMP package comes configured for port 80 on the localhost. This can be a problem for users who have IIS or other applications like skype running on port 80.
This tutorial focuses on configuring WAMP on port 8080 on the localhost. Why 8080? Technically it can be any legally allowed port number. 8080 is a common choice for the developers.
I have carefully divided this tutorial into the following sections with illustrations. Please click on the following links sequentially.
- Installing WAMP and the port 80 problem
- Tweaking the Apache Configuration
- Tweaking the WAMP manager configuration
- Tweaking phpMyAdmin configuration (long but simple process)
Finally, when you login to the phpMyAdmin interface you should have a screen that resembles the following:
Good luck developing in WAMP.