Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Today's useful tool: XAMPP

XAMPP, from Apache Friends, An Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl stack for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.

I needed to get a working PHP install on my desktop here for an article I was writing, and spent several fruitless hours banging my head on configuration files for three or four different web servers from IIS to Apache to Xitami. It shouldn't be that difficult - and I used to run an ISP back when we had do everything with a small shell script...

Then I found XAMPP, ran the installer, coded up a quick PHP "Hello World" (in another of today's cool tools, the free PSPad editor), and everything just worked.

In less than five minutes...

It's nice when that happens.
Tags: amp stack, php, web development, xampp
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