I often find myself administering WAMP (Windows, Apache, PHP/Perl/Python, mySQL) servers…. usually this occurs because it is better ‘supported’ (or perhaps ‘tolerated’) configuration in a corporate alternative to the more common LAMP (Linux… etc.) variety. This gives you the benefit of a centrally controlled operating system while maintaining a mostly open source server environment. Albeit with Microsoft’s poor security record, you’ll be patching it a LOT!
Many common distributions exist… here’s some helpful resources with downloads:
If you are a Java shop, you might also consider the following…
Configuration of each of these is a topic in it’s own right. If you need a shortcut to development, you may want to check out this!