If you want to try running environment of some modern publishing system, eg WordPress on XAMPP server, you may have already done your work for ten minutes.
Install WordPress on XAMPP server
Follow this description.
In your browser
http://localhost/. Run phpMyAdmin. Select options, it’s in the picture, ie for the name of the database as wordpress, you also select the desired character set.
Download and unzip the WordPress, open file
wp-config-sample.php and the following settings as needed.
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // Database name
define('DB_USER', 'root'); // MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // password ...
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance that you do not change this
Write down these changes and save the file as
Now place the installation into the existing structure on the disk ie in
C:\www\. The entire directory relocate there. Start the installation
http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, if everything is okay you’re done.