XAMPP is the most popular PHP development environment.
XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use.
Link for free download XAMPP for Windows:
Warning: Your SKYPE and antivirus program can disable the installation of XAMPP. If such problems occur, you need to turn them off. You can later look for a way to enable them to work at the same time.
Installing Xampp is very similar to installing other programs.
First, open the setup file that you downloaded from www.apachefriends.org.
Run the XAMPP setup wizard, it will guide you through the easy steps to set up XAMPP on your Windows computer.
In the next window, you have a lot of option to install with xampp. By default, xampp check the essential application, if you don’t want that just uncheck and click on next.To begin with, we have chosen PHP programming language, and MySql and phpMydmin for databases.
If you are not sure what exactly you want, just press the NEXT button
Finally, to check the correctness of the xampp installation, you type in the address bar of your search engine 127.0.0.1 or localhost. If you get a dashboard or similar page related to xampp, then you have done the installation correctly.