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ZDNet: Nusphere MySQL ignites LAMP

Feb 24, 2001, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)

"Nusphere's $79 MySQL v1.13.6 is an integrated MySQL/Apache/Perl/PHP kit that can save developers -- especially less experienced ones -- a good deal of time setting up a full-featured and up-to-date Web database development environment. A year-long subscription to the package with email and Web support and bi-monthly CD updates sells for $299."

"The Nusphere installation CD supports Windows, Unix, and Linux versions that include Slackware 7.0 as well as Red Hat 6.1, 6.2 and 7.0. Linux installation is done via a browser, which need not run on the target machine. Both easy and custom installation options are offered, along with a choice of installation directories. This results in an instantly pre-configured development environment, albeit one with non-standard file locations. For this reason, Nusphere MySQL is probably more appropriate for development machines than production servers."

"In addition to the 3.23.32 version of MySQL -- one that Nusphere staff made significant contributions to -- the package contains Apache 1.3.14 (with optional SSL), Perl 5.6, and PHP 4.04, all latest versions as of January 2001. It also includes Webmin 0.84, a Web-based system administration tool that will appeal to Linux newbies."

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