WAMP server

November 12, 2007

“WAMP” stands for “Windows-Apache-MySQL-php”, and the WAMP server is a one-stop installation package. It’s far far easier than downloading and installing Apache, MySQL and php individually – take my word for it, I did it the hard way for years and wouldn’t go back. It’s great for development, you can develop on your own machine without troubling your internet connection or worrying about debug messages appearing on a live site. Don’t listen to people who say “if you’re gonna deploy on Linux you need to develop on Linux” – it just isn’t true, or, rather, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages (just make sure your editor is set to produce unix-style line endings).

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