December 24, 2007
Apache+MySQL+PHP on Vista/XP in 3 minutes
I’ve just installed XAMPP 1.6.5 for Windows for PHP development on my Vista machine.It only takes a couple of minutes to get it all up and running with the installation wizard and you get:
Basically everything you need for testing PHP code, WordPress blogging engines, Drupal, Pligg, etc. on Windows.
XAMPP comes with a nice control panel that lets you start and stop the individual system services and a web interface with a lot of functions that most developers will need right away.
After some basic testing, I have discovered no significant problems and I would definitely recommend PHP developers using Windows to try it out.
Hat tip to the guys at Apache Friends for this very useful toolset!
And the link: the official XAMP site