Guide – How To Start – WAMP Server on Windows Server 2016

WAMP Server is a Windows web-development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP, and a MySQL database.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Configuration and connection to WAMP Server on Windows Server 2016

1. Press Win + R.

2. In the window that appears, enter “mstsc.exe” and click “OK”.

3. In the window that appears, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Connect”.

4. In the window that appears, enter your username and password and click “OK”.

5. Check the box and click “Yes”.

6. Double-click on the “Wampserver” icon on the opened desktop

7. Once launched, a red icon will appear in the lower right corner. It is necessary to wait until the moment when it turns green. As soon as the icon turns green it means that all Wamp components have started successfully.

8. Depending on the versions of the Wamp Server installers, the default database manager is MySQL or MariaDB.

9. If MySQL is the default manager, it will use port 3306, in which case MariaDB will use port 3307.

If MariaDB is the default manager, it will use port 3306, in which case MySQL will use port 3307. In some cases, it can also be port 3308.

You may notice that MariaDB is the default database manager and if you want to use MySQL, just right-click on the Wampmanager icon

10. Then click “Wamp Settings”

11. And select “Allow MySql”

12. If you need to know which ports MariaDB or MySQL are using, right-click on the icon bar

13. Then open your browser and in the search bar enter http://localhost

14. In the displayed window select “phpmyadmin”

15. In the Username field enter admin
Leave the Password field blank and click “Go”

If you receive an error message stating versions, you can ignore the message and continue. This refers to connecting to MariaDB.

16. If you need to transfer your databases between MySQL and MariaDB right click on the Wampmanager icon

17. Select “Tools”

 18. Select “Invert default DBMS MarinaDB <–> MySQL”

Creating or adding a VirtualHost

1. It is necessary to determine where you want to place your local site.

For example: C: \ wamp64 \ www \ Your folder name

For ease of explanation, here are some names:

–  sitefolder  : the folder where you want to host the local site

–  sitename  : name to be called local site (http: // sitename /)

We need a folder to host the site, existing before the creation of the VirtualHost, we need to create it using an explorer running as administrator (see the bottom of the page *):

– Move-in the drive tree to where we want to create a folder “sitefolder”

– Right-click, select “Create” then select “Folder”.

Launch Wampserver, wait for the icon  W

After the icon turns green, right-click on it and select “Localhost”

2. In the window that opens, select “Add a Virtual Host”

3. For “Virtual host name Without space – Without underscore (_)” enter:


– For “Full absolute path to the VirtualHost folder. Examples: C: / wamp / www / project / or E: / www / site1 /” we type :

“C:\wamp64\www\sitefolder” or shortened C:\sitefolder\

And click:

“Start the creation of the VirtualHost”

As indicated: This may take a while.

4. After this “time” has elapsed, it may be indicated that, unfortunately, certain operations required for Windows and Apache to recognize this new VirtualHost cannot be performed automatically by the browser, so a DNS reload is required.

To do this, in the lower panel, click LMB on the “Wampserver” icon, select “Tools” and then select “Restart DNS”. After that, wait until the dream icon turns green.

5. Now go back to the main menu

There you may notice that you have “Your VirtualHost” with items like this:

– localhost

– sitename

You are now ready to set up your local site in the c: \ sitefolder \ folder, indicating, if required during installation, that the URL-адрес (http: // sitename /) (no brackets).

* To run an application using its shortcut as administrator:

– Right-click on the shortcut then select “Properties”

Click the “Advanced” button

– Select “Run as administrator”

Then click “Ok”

Select “Apply” and “Ok”

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