"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