Screencast: How to Install Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Windows the Easy Way
This succinct tutorial by Jeremy Morgan shows you the easy way to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL on your Windows machine. Perfect for desktop development, so you can build applications on your machine and upload them to a server later. We use XAMPP for this task, and show you how to install it. Another way to try installing PHP CMS apps like Drupal and Joomla is through Microsoft's WebMatrix tool, which streamlines the whole installation process down to about 5 - 10 minutes.