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Old June 17, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Hey guys,

I develop XHTML-PHP-MySQL sites and apps.

I usually either develop on my Windows 7 and upload to my webhost to test my PHP/MySQL, or develop on a PC running Ubuntu w/ a LAMP.

Is there an easy way to develop in Windows and not have to upload the files to my host to test?

I have used XAMPP in the past, and remember liking it... Anybody familiar with that platform, or anybody know of a good alternative.

I'm looking for a (relatively) easy and simple way to do it all in Windows7.

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Old June 17, 2010, 11:26 AM
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XAMPP is still around and works great. All I'd really suggest.
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Old June 17, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Yeah can use either XAMPP or WAMP. They're the same thing really, you can even build your own test environment but either one works great
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Old June 18, 2010, 06:14 AM
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Yeah can use either XAMPP or WAMP. They're the same thing really, you can even build your own test environment but either one works great
Which one is better, or easier to setup in your opinion?
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Else, you could think about running a Linux OS inside a virtual machine on your Windows system.
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