How to have a free server in our Windows 10


On many occasions, many users have needed to change the version of Windows. That is, sometimes they need Server roles, other Windows Home roles, and other business roles.

This in many cases is solved by buying or acquiring the most complete version of Windows and paying a large sum of money for these licenses. However there is a free way to have many of these features. And in the case of needing a server, the solution is very simple.

Windows 10 can be turned into a free server thanks to Wamp Server

To have a server in our Windows 10 or rather transform it, we will need to have an http server installed, a database and a server programming language that can manage and execute orders and web applications.

The best http server is Apache server which is also free. The best or at least the most widely used server programming language is PHP which is also free and although Microsoft and Windows 10 already have a powerful database, we can acquire another one just as interesting and free as MySQL.

In these cases, the best is acquire everything through a program called Wamp Server. Wamp Server is a program that installs all of the above and also configures it on our computer without having to do anything. To have it, we must first download it from here! and then run the installation wizard which is of type "next".

But you have to be on alert. MySQL, the database, requires us to enter a username and password. If the server is going to be home environment, it is better not to put a username or password so that the standard user called root creates us. But if we are going to make it public, it is better to create a username and password.

Once this is created, something like this will appear in the notification bar:


This icon is the control center, from there we can manage and activate all the technologies that our server will have. Now, when the server is turned on, our equipment will work as such, as a server accessed through the IP address of the computer. If we want to use web pages or files or web applications, we all have to save them in the www subfolder inside the wamp folder of the root directory.

WAmp Directory

With this we will have a server running on our Windows, a free server that we can use for basic tasks or simply to develop web pages.

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  1.   Ricardo HERRERA Hernandez said

    There is another simpler way. It is called internet information server (IIS) services, it only has to be activated in programs and features

  2.   johnny santana said

    I would like to know if I can enter a web address that I already have.