WampDeveloper provides 3 Apache, PHP, and MySQL channels:
- Current: Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, MySQL 5.6
- Stable: Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3, MySQL 5.5
- Legacy: Apache 2.0, PHP 4.4, MySQL 5.1
The WAMP server can be switched to use any channel at any time.
To switch to using WampDeveloper’s “Stable” channel, which is: Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3, and MySQL 5.5…
1. In WampDeveloper’s Components Tab, click the download links to the latest provided releases of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 (regular, not FCGI), and MySQL 5.5 – that are not on the system already.
2. Once downloaded, extract each into the appropriate Versions folder:
Apache versions are maintained in: C:\WampDeveloper\Versions\Apache\
PHP versions are maintained in: C:\WampDeveloper\Versions\Php\
MySQL versions are maintained in: C:\WampDeveloper\Versions\Mysql\
See this howto to make sure each packaged version is correctly extracted and placed:
3. After these versions are on system, close WampDeveloper and open it again to make sure it re-reads everything (*usually not necessary).
4. Select to use the new Apache, PHP, and MySQL versions:
In WampDeveloper’s Components Tab, in the top right corner, there is a group named “Select Subscription”.
Click on its “Channel” dropdown box, it will list items: Current, Stable, Legacy.
Select “Stable”, and all the Apache, MySQL, PHP branches on system in that channel will become selectable via their check-boxes. Select/check-mark the new Apache, PHP, and MySQL versions, then click: Update To Selected
*Channel “Current” will only work for OSs above XP and Server 2003.
*If you are using PHP-FCGI, using dropdown box “PHP Type”, switch selection from Regular to FCGI.