all-in-one server - XAMPP for testing

prathapml

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Are you a web developer or you manage some sites, and you need a local testing "sandbox" before carrying out your plans on your host?

XAMPP is your friend. It is a very easy to install Apache Distribution for Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS X. The package includes the Apache web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, a Mail server, FTP server and phpMyAdmin.XAMPP is a collection of free software for installing and using the Apache Web server. Basically, it is an Apache distribution that includes the Apache Web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl an FTP server and phpMyAdmin. XAMPP is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows. According to the Apache Friends Web site, \"The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy-to-install distribution for developers to get into the world of Apache.\"[/b]
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Remember:
This distribution is mostly for testing within localhost, and so is made for ease-of-use. Security is a watch-word you have to take a hard look at, after installing it.
 

prathapml

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But the one grievance I'm having is, the latest version (1.4.12) is not path-reconfigurable as it says. The previous version was fine though.
 

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