If youre a Windows user, you can install and run Internet Information Server (IIS) on your system. You can also install the web server on a networked Windows computer so other developers on your team can use it.
If youre a Windows user and want to develop ColdFusion applications, you can instead use the web server installed with the developer edition of the ColdFusion MX 7. For more information, see Setup for Sample ColdFusion Site.
IIS may already be installed on your computer. Check your folder structure to see if it contains a C:\Inetpub or D:\Inetpub folder. IIS creates this folder during installation.
If the folder does not exist, install IIS. For more information, see Installing Internet Information Server.
If youre a Macintosh user interested in developing PHP applications, you can use the Apache web server already installed on your Macintosh. For more information, see Testing the Macintosh web server (PHP developers).