Tutorials > Setting Up a Development Environment > Installing Apache

1. Installing Apache

  • Download the latest Windows binary from: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
  • Run the install.
  • Network Domain and Server Name are only if you're buiding a public web server. For local development just use localhost.
  • Choose Custom install.
  • I always install to 'C:\Apache\'. This isn't required but the rest of the tutorial will assume this is where Apache was installed.
  • Click 'Finish' once the install is done.
  • Open up a web browser and type 'http://localhost/' in the address bar.
  • You should see a message saying 'It works!'

  • Localhost is a loopback name that points the browser to the computer you are using. Even if you unplug from the internet, typing localhost will bring up your server. You can also use your computer's IP address or

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