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  • Mark (podz)

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    I fancy playing around with PHP, but would rather be able to do this locally and not have to wait for ftp uploading.
    Any recommendations for a basic server setup ?
    mySQL at a later date might be fun, but for now just something I can run php scripts on while I learn and make lots of mistakes 🙂
    I have my php downloads, but looking at server software is a tad confusing.
    Oh, and free is good, very good indeed !
    Thanks
    Edit: XP Home here

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    Mark (podz)

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    Craig, that is *fantastic* !
    I’d spent ages trying to get apache talking to PHP … and that install of phpdev was working inside of a couple of minutes.
    Brilliant 🙂

    podz
    Glad to hear it worked for you!

    It’s kinda ugly in places, but it works and it’s what I’m using currently:
    http://apache2triad.sourceforge.net/
    It seems kinda slow, but that could be the system I’m running it on (Centrino laptop0.

    Centrino laptops are _the fastest_ and best in the scene 😉
    -ProudOwnerOfAnAcerTravelmate290LMi.

    I’ve dumped XAMPP on my XP Home laptop for testing/hacking/etc. It’s a preconfigured Apache/PHP/MySQL install, you just unpack it and execute the mysql and httpd batch files.
    It’s probably not very robust, but it’s an amazingly fast way to get a working development environment on an XP system.

    I just grabbed apache, php, and MySQL versions reasonably close to my providers versions, downloaded and installed them, and went through a set of configuration changes to sync them (which I likely got from a website or article somewhere). Wasn’t really that hard. The tricks are what things are built-in for a particular build/release of each… sometimes you’ll be missing a key feature.
    Pretty easy to get up and running, and I definitely would recommend anyone running a heavily hit (or modified) site run a local install first to work on it and debug before uploading to the web.
    -d
    http://www.chait.net

    Hello there, correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see anyone mentioning EasyPHP. It’s another of these ready-to-use package, download from http://www.easyphp.org , run the exe-file and of you go! It’s a adminpage provided where you easily change/add any settings, access the MySQL-server and so on. Works great for me.
    Included in package is Apache, MySQL, PHP works.
    //Robert

    I’ve been using this guide to installing MySQL, Apache, PERL and PHP on my WinXP Pro box for a while. A word of note though if you frequently format your computer. You might wanna install everything to a different drive say… D:/ and backup http.conf once you’re done with the install. That way, if you do format frequently as I do, all you need to do is install the necessary programs then overwrite the default http.conf with the backup and you’re up and running as before!
    http://internetmaster.com/installtutorial/

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