Well the question is what kind of OP are you going to be running your webserver on? Windows or Linux?
If I where you I would order this book or even try to find it at your local book store. PHP, MYSQL and Apache
This is the book that I used, for when I was learning how php worked. I think it is a pretty good beginner book. In the link above is the 2nd edition of the book, and I know mine is the 1st edition and it came with a CD - Starter kit which had the latest and greatest version of PHP, MYSQL, and Apache for linux and windows at the time. I am sure that the 2nd edition comes with the same thing but with the newer versions of stuff. One other thing, that might help you with this book is that in the first three or four chapters, it shows you how to setup and configure all of the stuff for linux and windows.
You can also download them seperitaly if you wanted too. Links below.PHP.net
- I wound dl 5.0.4, I just reciently updated to it on my server and it has zend built into it. Apache.orgMYSQL.com