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    Best portable PHP/MySQL/Apache web server?

    I like WAMP but I can't find a portable version.

    Which one is considered best?

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    The only one that I'm aware of is usbwebserver, I've not used myself so can't say how good it is.
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    XAMPP has a portable version.
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    I am using zend server. I will try XAMPP which has portable version.

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    Thumbs up for XAMPP here. Used to run a USB version some years ago and it was great. Having said that - a dev area on a hosted server is pretty much the height of portability - you don't need anything but your username and password!
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    Is the portable XAMPP version the same as the normal installer?

    Its just I downloaded the so called portable version but it still has an installer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDonkey View Post
    Is the portable XAMPP version the same as the normal installer?

    Its just I downloaded the so called portable version but it still has an installer.
    As far I know, there is unofficial XAMMP version without installer
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    I've had good luck in the past with the 'Uniform Server' but it's a LAMP if I remember correctly. Very easy to use and can be easily modified to auto launch when the usb is plugged in. Even so far as automatically opening a file after the servers are fired up (in my case I auto launched a homepage).

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    I use MoWeS protable for example
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    I find usbwebserver great.

    Just copy to a usb stick and give to the client or friend to test - it can run from the stick itself. Or zip up the folder and make available as a download from a web page (many people don't like a big attachment by email) Once they acknowledge they have it working, I delete the download of course. Then on changing bits of code, I just send the relevant folder by email to copy over the existing one.


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