This is not an Earth shattering post. Moreover, it’s not an objective one, that is, it is based on my experience and my experience only.
WAMP is a bundle of Apache, MySql, and PHP (though often also Perl and/or Python) for Windows. These are the things you need to run a dynamic website (in my case, for development and testing) on your computer in Windows. The idea is that a WAMP bundle makes the process of downloading, installing, and configuring the individual components easy and quick.
The two most popular WAMP tools are XAMPP and WampServer. I used XAMPP for a couple years, but it started disconnecting me from the internet recently for some unknown reason (that is probably my fault). I tried to fix it, and couldn’t especially given the conditions under which the problem arose were hard to pin down precisely.
So I installed WampServer instead last week, and I have to say that the basic task of turning everything on and off, tweaking configuring, enabling modules, changing versions of individual components, etc is a lot easier in WampServer. By “easier” I mean it’s more intuitive. The little menu that pops up from WampServer icon in the taskbar has all the options you need and none you don’t.
There may be people out there that have had a different experience, but I know I myself was wondering whether grass is greener on the other side, and in this case it was!