What is WAMP? Start Developing WordPress Right NowPosted by TotalDC
WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. By installing WAMP you install Apache, MySQL and PHP all at once on your computer.
Let’s analyze what each letter means:
- “W” stands for Windows.
- “A” stands for Apache. The Apache HTTP Server s a free and open-source cross-platform web server software, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0.
- “M” stands for MySQL. is an open-source relational database management system.
- “P” stands for PHP. It’s the programming language that was used to write WordPress.
WAMP is super usefull when creating WordPress website so you can do everything directly on your personal computer. Wamp acts like virtual server. So instead of installing and testing WordPress on the sever, you can do it in localhost (your computer). In that case you can work with your project worry free since it‘s not connected to the web.
But when you are done creating WordPress website then you have to get yourself domain name and choose hosting provider so that your webiste can go live.
In summary, WAMP is used as a space to work on your website, without needing to actually host it online.