This video walks through some of the most common and important server configurations for running a local development server on WAMP. This will show you how to enable the Apache rewrite_module through the WampServer graphical user interface, and where the http.conf configuration file is located. It also walks through the process of creating aliased folders so that you can organize your files in your directory structure and still have it available in the localhost via your browser. The video also shows how to change the max_allowed_packet from 1M to 2M via the my.ini file, and how to up the memory limit from 128M to 256M via the php.ini file stored in the bin folder within the Apache version folder.
To learn how to install WampServer, see the Installing Wampserver tutorial.