Webserver on a usb stick

I work on my desktop computer at home but when I’m mobile I work on my laptop (duh). Now, whenever I want to continue working on a project I always need to transfer database and php files between computers. Isn’t there a way for me to install something like wamp or xamp on a usb stick and just work from there?

You should be able to run all this stuff on your local PC, no need to configure servers, etc.

Another option is USBWebserver, it’s not one I’ve used so can’t say what it’s like

Have a look at portable apps which include xampp as well as lots of other programs you could use over different computers.

Yes, but for that I would need a server and I’d have to configure one and I don’t have the time right now so I guess I’ll have to cope with the portable xampp right now.

XAMPP is portable. Just grab the zipped version.


I have used http://www.server2go-web.de/ in the past to run off a stick.

I’d use a version control system for the PHP side and the database scripts and snych stuff that way rather than relying on some easily losable or corruptable flash drive to hold my life’s work.