Here’s a great idea – LAMPPIX a LAMP web server, bootable from a CD. It uses KNOPPIX, a Linux distribution designed to boot from a CD as well as XAMPP – a distribution of Apache + the usual suspects (e.g. mmCache).
For PHP solution providers seems like a great way to distribute your product to customers without requiring specialist knowledge from them – just put the CD in and reboot.
Thanks to Jon for the tip off.
Update: – a good point from Chris over at Deskpro – looks like you may need to purchase a MySQL MySQL license if you’re packaging your own code like this, when the code is not under a GPL-compatible license. From the license;
Please note that even if you ship a free demo version of your own application, the above rules apply.
I’m by no means a licensing expert so could be wrong but make sure you investigate. Strikes me this a flaw with XAMPP – perhaps Postgres and / or Firebird would be a better choice.