Javascript: Setting up the PC environment

This entry is part 1 of 27 in the series Javascript Tutorial

Javascript is a client side scripting language.

You only need a web server and a browser to run it in your own PC.

  1. First download Apache web server from this link, a Windows version of Apache.
  2. Install it to your PC.
  3. In your start menu, look for Apache server and click on start to start Apache server.
  4. In the task menu, look for an Icon with a green arrow.  Right click on it and click on Open Apache Monitor.
  5. apache
  6. From here, you can see that Apache is started.
  7. In the browser address box, type localhost.
  8. localhost
  9. A message will be shown saying that Apache server is properly installed.


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4 thoughts on “Javascript: Setting up the PC environment

  1. JavaScript doesn’t require apache or any kind of server to run. You need to point that out. It only needs its JavaScript engine which is build in the browsers.

    1. Thanks for pointing this out. But use an apache server to deliver the js files to the browser. This is closer to the real working environment we encounter daily.

  2. Is a Windows computer required for this tutorial, then?

    1. Not really, if you are using Mac, you will probably have to figure out how to set up the environment correctly.

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