Apache, PHP, MySQL, ColdFusion, and all the like

Why? Because while it's easy to find a free Web site provider of the first, it's hard to find a free provider of the second and third. Besides, while there are a number of installations which will help you through the installation - by doing it automatically - like WAMP, it's just more interesting and understandable if you do it yourself.

Since it's been a while since I've sat down and written a tutorial, it may be a bit hard around the edges at first, but I think it'll soften up as it comes along.

I'd like to write until I get to a good stopping point for each, so the next post isn't so much a requirement, as a next step.