Here's the one thing:

Because of a brand new project, I must learn PHP on your own. I am now in home windows and I'd rather not change rapidly, so, don't let me know to alter.

I have to setup a DreamWeaverCS4/PHP5 develop atmosphere, and, I do not possess a clue whether or not to use Apache or IIS7. I simply take some advice relevant into it.

Remarks:

I truly don't worry about performance(yet), neither portability, and so forth. I simply need to put it together rapidly and simply.

Thanks ahead of time

UPDATE: I am Using Home windows 7 7600 x64

Apache is the greatest as it is native for that PHP while IIS is foreign. You'll always get help for Apache+PHP here on SO and hardly for PHP+IIS.

Establishing PHP on IIS is fairly simple. Here's what you'll need now...

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/246/using-fastcgi-to-host-php-applications-on-iis-7/

Go and Download WAMP5 Server it's the best and simplest solution for u. Incidentally it's Apache.

I've not used WAMP yet but I have didn't have an issue using XAMPP and it is quite a easy install to obtain a complete php atmosphere using apache. I would not recommend going the IIS route, its likely but... not well worth the effort.

Apache-PHP is the foremost choice...

I suggest Apache+PHP, that can bring you mod rewrites, .htaccess along with other important features that IIS doesn't support.