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#1 kc104


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Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:16 AM

After an indirect question about xampp, a member told me about Wamp. I am a complete newbi to all of this kind of stuff, so would anyone like to add some similar alternatives and comparisons to that list, and add their favorite. Which one is most user friendly / stable and most powerful and so on.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 01:51 PM

EasyPHP is good, it has PHP, MySQL, Apache and phpMyAdmin.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:06 PM

Personally I think apache2triad is by far the best.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:46 PM

I've used AppServ and found it really good!

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:18 PM

I've had no problems with XAMPP, whatsoever; have not a clue what you're going on about :)

Hehe, just kidding.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 05:26 PM

I have a WAMP set-up, and I compiled everything separately - mainly because at the time I had no idea how MySQL worked and that it is actually a server itself pretty much, and alot of other things.
I personally find it easier than some package. I remember using XAMPP, but getting confused and having less control.
Now that I'm more technical than when I first set it all up, I prefer it this way, as I can tinker with whatever I need. :)

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:01 PM

If you are a beginner, WAMP is not for you. It's perfect for me and a lot of others as it offers a good amount of configurable control easily but that also means it can confuse people.

I would suggest XAMPP if you are starting out. It's simple start/pause/stop.

Edited by Matthew., 18 August 2007 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:31 AM

thanks for your responses guys. For those who are hard core pro's at this kind of stuff, would they not use one of these programs, and install and run each thing separatly, or are one of these programs a standard setup for everyone. in other words, is it a case of, Wow, before these things came along i dont know how i did it / or it took so long and so on.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:45 PM

No idea what you just said. But for the average home developer who just likes to tinker with this stuff, a bundle package is normally used for it's ease of setup and maintenance.

If you're running an actual server or feel like going beyond the average, then you would install and configure everything seperately (which is a royal pain if you don't know what you are doing).

p.s. I use WAMP, and unlike what matt said, i would have to say it was beginner friendly, if you just pay attention to the start/stop/pause areas of it. Attempting to configure it without knowledge of what everything does would lead to confusion though.

Edited by rc69, 19 August 2007 - 01:46 PM.

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