What is WAMP?

WAMP is an abbreviation for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. This is a software stack that acts as a virtual server on a local computer.

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WAMP comes from LAMP, which was designed for Linux-based operating systems. However, WAMP is used for Windows. It contains Apache server software that serves web pages. MySQL is the database management system that stores a site’s content. PHP is the programming language for WordPress that runs in Apache and communicates with the MySQL database.

By downloading WAMP onto a local computer, you can test WordPress features without running them on a live website. This enables developers, designers, and website owners to work on a website without employing actual changes and potentially breaking a live site. Plus, using this method, you can implement code and test the performance of certain software without needing to purchase hosting.

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