A PHP-Nuke installation on your own computer will give you the opportunity to test the whole spectrum of functionalities offered, as if you were online and your
system were hosted in your ISP. But in order to start working on PHP-Nuke locally, you must have a web server installed on your box. In this section we will cover the
necessary steps towards a working PHP-Nuke environment (Apache + PHP + MySQL ) under Windows and
For Windows, there are various packages you can choose from - they will install Apache, PHP and even MySQL for you and will provide a ready-to-use environment
for the installation of PHP-Nuke. Among them, there are easyPHP (Section 3.6.1), XAMPP (Section 3.6.2) and
Apache2Triad (Section 3.6.3).