Manual install on Windows 7 with Apache and MySQL

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These are instructions for installing on Windows 7 desktop using individual components rather than a one click installer. This is intended only as a testing/evaluation install via 'localhost'. Proper server configuration and security is not considered.

Step 1: Install MySQL

  • Install the MySQL database server on your PC. We will do this using the 'MSI' one-click installer for Windows. Go to http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ and download the 'MySQL Installer for Windows'. At the time of writing this was from a very obvious graphic at the top of the screen (which I missed the first time).
  • Run the installation. This may well take some time.