For PHP to work, it is necessary to download the sources from a specialized site (http://www.php.net/) and then compile them to create an executable file (requires some advanced computing knowledge). An easier method exists, EasyPHP is a package containing the 4 essential elements of PHP:
The Apache Web server
The PHP4 scripting engine
The MySQL database
A graphical tool for managing your database: Phpmyadmin
EasyPHP is a software pack running under the Windows OS, containing all the elements required to run a dynamic website developed in PHP!
The EasyPHP package is available on the following websites:
The installation of EasyPHP is very simple, especially since version 1.4 with introduced an automatic installer.
To install EasyPHP, double click on the downloaded file (EasyPHP-x.x.x.x-setup.exe) and follow the instructions
It may be that during installation the installer tells you the following error
This error indicates that the library msvcrt.dll can't be be copied. The reason for this error is that your system is currently using this library and therefore can not overwrite it. To remedy this: