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Old 01-09-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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Currently I am uploading everything I need to test, which I suppose isnt the quickest way to check if somethign works. I know you can get applications that will let you test locally, but which is best, and more importantly - most reliable in its results?

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hi Darren,

Personally I use WAMP which installs Apache, PHP and MySQL all in one.

Not had a problem with it at all but it will depend on what coding language you are using.

I'm sure others will have some suggestions too.

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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I use a tiny bit of php but 99% html.

Is there any complex configuration to do or does it just work out of the box? I remember years ago I tried setting a linux box up on a home network with apache running and it was a nightmare
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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DavidJ has video tutorials on this site teaching PHP. They include a vid on setting up the "Tools of the Trade" which include WAMP.

Check them out here.

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Old 01-11-2010, 01:35 AM   #5
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all the ones i mentioned in a previous pos,t install the apache,php mysql, i have used the m all and cant find much difference really. xampp is very very easy to install and needs tut at all frankly
easyphp
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wamp.
i used to prefer apache2triad but sadly there are no updates anymore
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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On my systems I have a LAMP appliance from turnkey linux. I run it in Virtual Box. Setup is as simple as can be and the instructions to do so are very easy.

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