Installation is pretty simple and it allows to choose what components to install: Apache, MySql, FTP server, mail server, PHP, Perl, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer and a few more, all there are for free.
After installation, you can start each component through right click on XAMPP's icon from System Tray. If you double click on this icon, you will have a bigger interface where you can start/stop components or access configuration menus.
- easy to setup and use
I strongly recommend this package for PHP development, is easy to use.