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Development Tools Console Foundations Installing Software Package Managers

I have a question about the extra credit activity.

Extra Credit Try installing the software you need to host a basic website. What software would I need to install to host a basic website? Also how can I do this if I do not have a Linux based console? I have Windows 10 what kind of alternative could I use instead of Linux?

1 Answer

For a console emulator in Windows, try cmder or Cygwin.

To host a basic website on your local computer, you could play with WampServer.

To install cmder is it the kind of download where I just have to hit okay a few times or do I actually have to install this software through the windows command prompt?

Sounds fairly straightforward:


  • Unzip (can take a while)
  • (optional) Place your own executable files into the bin folder to be injected into your PATH.
  • Run Cmder (Cmder.exe)

Okay thanks Iain for all of your help! :)