Now a days, most of the best websites are created with the standard WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, so on and so forth, all being open source and by definition, free. Running those PHP-based applications on a Windows IIS web server requires serious mods. All this while Microsoft has been streamlining their process of installing and configuring the PHP scripting language on IIS 7.0 for months now and most web administrators consider thier fix of enabling FastCGI extensions to be risky at best for the purpose of production environments while other will simply setup a separate test environment for the purpose of evaluating open source apps. Then came WampServer, an application that comes in both 32 and 64-bit Windows servers and are both amazingly straightforward and very simple to install and setup. Check it out and download it here and see how simple it really is.
This article was originally published on April 25th, 2012