Linux.com: Make Our Intranet More Productive with XAMPP
Aug 24, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A phenomenal amount of information is being managed by open
source content management systems (CMS), wikis, and blogs. However,
most of these content management systems work on the popular but
difficult to configure LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack,
which makes setting up one fall within an administrator's domain.
You can simplify your hosting tasks by turning to XAMPP, a
full-featured Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl stack that works on
Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris. It can give you a fully
integrated server environment within minutes.
"The current version of XAMPP, 1.5.3a, is a 51MB package that
includes Apache 2.2.2, MySQL 5.0.21, PHP 5.1.4 and 4.4.2, Perl
5.8.7, phpMyAdmin 2.8.1, Webalizer 2.01, and several other
libraries, modules, and utilities that ensure XAMPP will work with
any open source CMS. Download the package and install it from root
with a command like sudo tar zxvf xampp-linux-1.5.3a.tar.gz -C
/opt. After that, the command /opt/lampp/lampp start as root should
start the various sub-servers. Pointing your browser to
http://localhost will take you to the XAMPP control panel..."