The third part of this tutorial will show you how to install Git on Windows 7. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects.
In this article I will describe how to authenticate a user in your PHP applications. I will use the Zend Framework Authentication. Further the Password Hashing API is used to secure the password. The credentials will be stored in a MySQL database table.
The second part of this tutorial will show you how to install Vagrant on Windows 7. Vagrant is a software tool which helps you to create and configure lightweight, reproducible and portable development environments inside a Virtual Machine.
In the first part of this tutorial I will show you how to install VirtualBox 5 on Windows 7. VirtualBox is a virtualization application which extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. You can install and run as many virtual machines as you like — the only practical limits are disk space and memory.
Recently I upgraded my hardware to a new desktop PC which runs on Windows 7 64-bit. There I had to install the whole software from scratch. I want to describe in a three part tutorial the installation of the web development environment. This part deals with the installation and configuration of Apache 2.4.