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XAMPP is a free, cross-platform web server, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. XAMPP's name is... More

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AUDIENCE : developers
system administrator : education : information technology : DEVELOPMENT STATUS : production
LICENSE : gnu general public license (gpl)
windows 2000 : windows 2003 : windows 95 : windows 98 : windows nt : windows xp : mac os x : Solaris : PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE : Perl
web-based : non-interactive (daemon) :

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XAMPP - Your Portable Apache MySQL PHP Environment

XAMPP is the easiest way to carry around your Apache-MySQL-PHP work.

Available for Windows and Linux flavours. It features a pre-configured MySQL and Apache server with PHP, so that you can concentrate on what matters most to you - Developing the Web App.

You can carry it around in a thumb drive (around 40 MB), and is guaranteed to work in almost all windows / linux flavours.

XAMPP also features an easy control panel, start / stop panel, and port checker.

I'd suggest changing the Apache and MySQL ports to something of your own, to avoid conflicts with the apps running on host operating system. And then you click on xampp-setup and voila, all the config files are neatly updated.

Note: XAMPP mysql root user has a blank password.

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There are a number of full featured open source content management systems out there. Content management systems (CMS) are used increasingly in lieu of more "traditionally" managed web pages, on various sites with diverse audiences and very different goals. They can be updated quickly, easily, and require very little (if any) knowledge of how the inner plumbing works.

There are, of course, proprietary CMS platforms. Many -- from individuals to businesses -- opt for open source alternatives. Cost is naturally a factor, but having used both closed and open CMS platforms, it's been my experience that the open alternatives offer better features, an increased ability to modify and customize easily, and behave with more consistency in different browsers than most of their closed counterparts.

Finding the right open CMS for your needs is the hardest part. But there are a few considerations and rules of thumb that can make this decision a little easier.

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