Chapter 1. Installation QuickStart Guide
Chapters 2, 3, and 4 deal with obtaining and installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache from their respective locations on the Internet so you can make sure your versions are up to date. Additionally, these chapters contain extended explanatory information regarding each step along the way, and other important information relevant to understanding how these technologies work together.
If you want to get started quickly, this short chapter will step you through installation from the supplied CD-ROM for both Linux/Unix and Windows systems.