Linux users should use your distribution's package management system to install the required server software.
Mac OS X users simply need to install MySQL, since Mac OS X ships with Apache and PHP already.
For Windows users, we recommend using WAMP to install
and configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL for you. Make sure to also enable
the Apache configuration.
For development workstations, we recommend using virtualization tools to isolate your development servers from your operating system. Here is a set of tools you can use to setup virtual environments for Elefant development.