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NewsForge: LAMP Made Easy with XAMPP

Jun 27, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Virijevich)

"The LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl) software stack is emerging as a popular and cost-effective Web development platform. This is understandable given that it comprises a free operating system, Web server, database, and scripting language. However, a problem with having a number of separate open source components is integration. The XAMPP project aims to eliminate this problem. With XAMPP, there is no reason for developers to skip over an open source solution when considering Web development platforms.

"The XAMPP download includes more than just Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl. It also includes a number of related open source packages. Included and integrated are OpenSSL, PEAR, phpMyAdmin, ProFTPD, and Webalizer..."

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