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

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  • John Mayton March 18, 2008 

    I am looking for some front end web developers to work on a governement project for a client of mine in Denver. I need someone good in CSS, Jquery, Ajax and PHP. If you are interested and experienced in developing on the front end in this environment call me at 303-755-7764 ext. 214

    All the best,

    John Mayton

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