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    AMPPS for developers

    Hi,

    After unsuccessfully trying to get PHP on Windows and apache to work together I found this tool known as AMPPS :
    http://www.ampps.com

    Now it helps me install all these scripts like Joomla and Wordpress on the desktop itself so that I can modify and upload later.
    Is this a safe tool ?
    Its by the Softaculous guys and I have used Softaculous on my shared hosting account at WestHost.

    Any opinions is welcome and would like to know if I should still try for another option for php on windows.

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    Yeah, try XAMPP.

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    +1 for XAMPP

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    I gave XAMPP a try as you mentioned and it is similar to AMPPS.
    But AMPPS has a better management tool and it allows me to install scripts.
    Does XAMPP also allow you to do something similar ?

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    I gave dropal and zen cart a try and all I did was put the files into the htdocs folder, used phpmyadmin to create the database and then used the install features of the programs.

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    XAMPP is a fine utility for development on a Windows machine. For production machines (servers) I would still recommend going for a seperate installation of Apache, PHP and MySQL for better maintainability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubble View Post
    I gave dropal and zen cart a try and all I did was put the files into the htdocs folder, used phpmyadmin to create the database and then used the install features of the programs.
    Hi,

    Yes, but that is too much work.
    With AMPPS I just clicked "Install" after giving the path !
    That is kind of cool.
    I read that easyPHP also does something similar.
    Will checkout. But for the time being AMPPS is a slick utility to install various scripts.
    If you know of any more utilities please let me know I would like to give it a try.


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