Setup on your Windows PC, even along with IIS, PHP, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin, Xdebug, with EasyPHP Installer
EasyPHP is a free installation package that will setup automatically on your PC a complete WAMP environment, so that a PHP developers can work in Windows. The package installs automatically PHP, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin, Xdebug. To use it, you don’t have to stop IIS (if you have it installed); just run the EasyPHP executable and it will let you setup or open your local php site immediately.
Nothing to configure. Just download, install and start working. The administration page allows you to list the docroot, extensions, change the Apache port, the timezone, max execution time, error reporting, upload max filesize, add/remove alias, manage modules….
Modules: pre-configured web applications for EasyPHP. You can automatically install applications like WordPress (Blog), Spip, Drupal, Joomla! (Content Management System – CMS), Prestashop (eCommerce / Online Shop), phpBB, Phorum (Forum / Bulletin Board) … EasyPHP is portable : you can install it on your system, a USB key, a USB flash drive, a memory card, a portable hard drive. EasyPHP is a development tool and is not intended to host websites or applications. The configuration is optimized for coding and debugging.
This is an easy way to code and test your templates. In fact, it is the most convenient way so far as I know (having tested XAMPP, Microsoft Web Platform Installer, QuickPHP and WampServer), an amazing application which I recommend strongly. Warm congratulations to everyone involved in the creation of EasyPHP.