"How do I get it to work for my needs?" Install EasyPHP
- Download EasyPHP from the website www.easyphp.org
- double-click on the downloaded executable
- select an installation directory and follow the instructions
This is just one example of WAMP (windows apache, mysql, php) there are many others. If all you want to do is serve up http, then you could use just apache on windows, you could run whatever you want in a Virtual Machine, etc. There are plenty of ways to skin a cat. Running a http server can be as easy as running a simple exe. nginx runs on windows - download it http://nginx.org/
, run it and there you go click the exe and its up and running
Simple edit of the index.html file and there you go I am serving up html over my local network..