Local install: alternative to WAMP?


I would like to install GRAV locally to play with it prior installing on my webserver.
I have tried the approach described here:

, but it seems that PHP needs to be installed because I get the following error:

Microsoft Windows [version 10.0.18362.1139]
© 2019 Microsoft Corporation. Tous droits réservés.

E:\Programmes\GRAV\grav-admin>php -S localhost:8000 system/router.php
‘php’ n’est pas reconnu en tant que commande interne
ou externe, un programme exécutable ou un fichier de commandes.


Grav does not require a Database (but does need PHP of course), so is it there a lighter alternative to WAMP to install it on a Windows-10 PC ?
Unless I missed something with this approach…
Thank you

Soved: I have finally decided to install WAMP and I am running the installation.

I’ve been using Laragon with great success. There are multiple versions depending on how lightweight you need it. It even comes with ngrok!

On a Mac I’ve been using Laravel Valet. That’s not available on your Windows machine, but Homestead is https://laravel.com/docs/8.x/homestead
It’s from the same makers, so it might be worth a look, since Laravel Valet is amazing (had been using xamp and wamp for years…allways with small problems, valet has been amazing!)

Thanks, I have finally decided to continue with WAMP…

Not certain if it’s lighter than wampp or not, but it certainly is an alternative. xampp serves the same purpose on Windows 10 Downloads page is https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html