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3.1 Setting Up Apache, MySQL, and PHP

In this lesson, we take an abbreviated look at how we can set up a local installation of Apache, PHP, and MySQL.

We'll learn about three different packages that are available for a variety of operating systems:

We're using MAMP Pro throughout this course, but I'll be clear as to the configuration options that are available for your particular setup. We also discuss why it's important to pick a specific location to host WordPress on your local machine, how to prepare the database, and how to get the most recent version of WordPress ready for our development environment.