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17 November 2010

Windows Apache PHP and Postgres (WAPP Server)

BitNami WAPPStack includes Apache 2.2.16, PostgreSQL 9.0.0-1, PHP 5.2.14 and phpPgAdmin 4.2.2. phpPgAdmin is a web interface for administration of PostgreSQL. Steps to install and configure WAPP Server are given below,

  •  Download free copy of WAPP Server from
  •  Locate the downloaded file and double click the file to launch the installation.
  • The WAPP Setup Wizard will appear. Click Next.
  • At the Select Destination Location you can change the install directory. The default is C:\Program Files\BitNami WAPPStack. We will use the default directory. Click Next.
  • Then you will be asked for PostgreSQL postgres user password. Enter the Password. A Postgres user account will be created with user name “postgres” and the password you have entered. This information will be then used to connect with PostgreSQL server, through command prompt or through phpPgAdmin. Click Next
  • The default listening port for Apache is 80 and for PostgreSQL is 5432. If those ports are already in use by other applications, you will be prompted for alternate ports to use. Enter the alternate port if prompted. Click next
  • You are now ready to begin the installation, screen will appear. Click next
  • When installation is complete, “Completing the BitNami WAPP Stack Setup Wizard” page will appear. Click on Finish
  • You can now launch your browser with http://localhost/
Folder to create PHP files
  • The installation process will create several subfolders under the main installation directory i.e. C:\Program Files\BitNami WAPPStack
  • Create your PHP files in C:\Program Files\BitNami WAPPStack\apache2\htdocs
How to access phpPgAdmin
  • You can access your phpPgAdmin by opening a browser and typing You will be asked for a username and password. As user name, use "administrator" and as password use the value specified during installation
  • Once you are connected with phpPgAdmin, to connect with default Postgres database, click on the Postgres on left bar, it will again ask for database user name and password. As the user name, use “postgres” and as password use the value specified during installation


  1. wow, i never think become a php programer, but i think it will be a bright future

  2. phew..!! got really good notes...i was not able to access phppgadmin...thanks for it..!!

  3. Inspite using the same password which i used while installing...It is not working..