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Best Apache/PHP/MYSQL bundle

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by dkartdan, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dkartdan

    dkartdan Newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone has advice on what is the best and most stable software package that turns my computer into a php based server with databases etc so I can work on stuff quicker that having to upload to my vps everytime.

    I was looking at XAMPP, is there anything better I should get instead?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    I have used xxamp for years, does the job and thats all I can say

    It does piss about with starting Apache rarely but I put that down to character
     
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    For running PHP and mysql, XAMPP should be all you need, and easy as hell to use.
     
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    i prefer wampserver 2 over xxamp but any of the 2 will work fine.

    I also like server2go to carry around on a USB stick to run elsewhere if necessary.
     
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    Cobra_Commander Newbie

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    I personally have used Appserv for years.
    Code:
    hxxp://w3.appservnetwork.com/
    Grab v2.5.10

    change xx to tt and w3 to www
     
  6. OldFatGuy

    OldFatGuy Regular Member

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    Why is it that you guys are using things like wampserver and xxamp as opposed to just installing apache, php and mysql yourself? I've been running these things on my systems for years now and have never used some sort of package. Easy enough to install on your own... Is there something else that these packages do for you?
     
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    Biggles Registered Member

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    I use XAMPP as well.

    @OldFatGuy - XAMPP has a single nice installer that sets up the whole lot. And it has a nice control panel with stop/start buttons for Apache and MySQL (plus FileZilla, Mercury and Tomcat) and checkboxes to install and run them as services. And it's got phpMyAdmin and PEAR and other useful bits and pieces installed. It's by far the easiest and quickest way to get up and running for PHP development on Windows.
     
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    Can't be arsed
     
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    Amelieetor Registered Member

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    Xampp download install and ready to play, quick and simple :)
     
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    Crazy Jr. Executive VIP

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    Yep, I also use XAMPP.
     
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    wAmp is very, very easy to use.

    I'm guessing it's a lot like xxamp from what people have said here but you literally just download it and install, it has a www folder which is easily distinguished as the location for your web documents and mysql etc is really easily accessible from the task bar. Took me 5 minutes to set up
     
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    dkartdan Newbie

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    i ended up going with wamp, and it was a complete peice of cake, everything was up and running instantly, set up a sample wp and joomla site to get databases in sync and it worked with ease.
     
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    Hey cheers for the heads up on server2go, gonna be taking that for a spin :)
     
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    Used Appserv for a couple of years, but this year I switched to EasyPHP:

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    http://www.easyphp.org/
    Never going back to anything else!