not sure if this is the best forum, but maybe someone can help

I am trying to explore using MySql Web-based databases - but need some help to configure/setup a "local" domain to get started.

I have downloaded apache (which is running) and PHP, and MySQL, but I am not quite sure how to proceed.

I want to try and establish a "local" domain/connection so I can set up a play database on my PC, and see how this all works.

Hope that makes sense - happily pay for some guidance.

Many thanks - please pm me if you can help.