WAMP Server

The following details installing, configuring, and running a WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL php) Server on a Windows 10 Pro desktop.

First, download from http://www.wampserver.com/en/

If you are already running a previous version, first backup your mysql folder and your www folder, then uninstall it. The uninstall completely removes c:\wamp64 from your machine.

Follow the instructions at http://forum.wampserver.com/read.php?2,134915

Usually the tricky one is disabling IIS (Windows Internet Information Services). It is listed in Services as “World Wide Web Publishing Service”

After downloading, open the folder. Do NOT run by clicking, but right-click Run as Administrator! The installation will take a couple minutes. During the installation there will be a couple prompts, one to specify a browser and one to specify a text editor. The defaults are Internet Explorer and Notepad. I prefer firefox which is in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. I am fine with Notepad.

You will probably run into problems…

If php is not running, check this link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16424117/php-unable-to-load-php-curl-dll-extension

The default login for phpMyAdmin is user root, password blank

If you need to restore a database, stop the MySQL service, drag your database from your archives to C:\wamp64\bin\mysql\mysql5.7.24\data, then restart the MySQL service. Open phpMyAdmin and you should see your database listed.

If that does not work, you will have to import your database from a script. If you don’t have one, I shake my head…

Lastly, if you are using Delphi components to connect to your database, you will need to make sure to add the following lines to FDDrivers.ini, found in


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