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DevX: WAMP Up Your Open Source Development on Windows for Free

Jul 28, 2004, 05:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregory L. Magnusson)

"I first got interested in running PHP using the Windows operating system during a business trip to Toronto. I was staying with my cousin who, like many people, uses Windows exclusively. My dilemma: I wanted to test out some PHP code but didn't want to upload it to my FreeBSD box until I knew it was working. This article explains how to set up Apache, PHP, and MySQL on a Windows desktop to create a testing environment for PHP code.

"A look into the Windows world revealed that PHP, Apache, and MySQL have made some serious progress in Windows compatibility. The MySQL, PHP, and Apache teams have done an excellent job of producing a Windows installer for each of these applications. What's more, the PHP team has branched out to make PHP compatible with a number of servers, including Microsoft PWS, IIS, Apache, and Xitami..."

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