PHP has a built-in WebServer for development purposes.
This makes it very easy to get started with PHP development, simply call:
php -S localhost:8081
This will start the PHP web server.
PHP 7.0.11 Development Server started at Fri Jan 5 23:01:11 2017
Listening on http://localhost:8081
Document root is C:\Users\XYZ
Press Ctrl-C to quit.
Easy as eating pie!