December 18th, 2006 at 4:06 pm (Fast PHP Tutorial Series)
You have learned How to install PHP and Apache on Windows and Linux manually in my previous articles. Today I am going to tell you about ready made installers that make your lives easy to install PHP, MySQL and Apache on Windows by a single setup file.
WAMP: Installs PHP , MySQL and Apache etc on Windows
WAMP5 will allow you to discover all the PHP5 new features :
Objet support, SQLite built-in, SimpleXML, exceptions…
WAMP5 is build with standard conf files and most of the extensions. WAMP5 add-ons wil add new features to your server like PHP4, Perl, Zend Optimizer…
For further information please visit their official website at http://www.wampserver.com/en/
the other well-known is
XWAMP: Installs PHP , MySQL and Apache etc on Windows
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.
for further information please visit their website at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Another good installer called PHPtriad can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/phptriad
However, this is a dead open source project (at the time of writing this article) and is no more supported by the vendor so it contains old versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL.
I hope by now it will be piece of cake for you to setup your PC to run PHP MySQL and Apache with Windows and Linux. Do it as soon as possible because in the coming articles we will start learning PHP.