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    Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Morning all. Trust you all had excellent weekends?

    I am looking to setup a webserver running the usual Apache, PHP, MySQL , mySQL admin etc.

    Rather than download, install and config' each one, im looking to download an installation kit, but which one? After a quick google I've got Apache Friends XAMPP, PHP EasyWindows Installer, firepages phpdev,WAMP5 1.4.5.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    A recipe for disaster in a production environment - your fave Linux distro will happily install and do basic config of all these

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Just going to be used in the internal LAN for an intranet. Need to be installed on a W2K Server box, so Linux is not an option.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    Need to be installed on a W2K Server box, so Linux is not an option.
    Why? Surely a spare P75 is lying dormant in the cupboard?!?

    Apache has some excellent features which are only available in Linux and PHP is also one of the more temperamental of things to set up in Windows.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    If you want to keep your Windows boxes then I use Apache 2 Traid. It istalls all of the LAMP components (without Linux, obviously) and asks for very little information. I run this on my laptop too
    http://apache2triad.net/

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    A recipe for disaster in a production environment - your fave Linux distro will happily install and do basic config of all these
    Why exactly? I use this combination for my webserver as it also holds iis for internal use (only for the Alice search).

    The machine is behind an isp firewall and an ISA firewall and only apache (which is all up to date) shown to the outside world.

    I would have thought that Apache2, php 4.3, mysql 4.1 have been shown to be stable on win32 by now

    I have used Windows 2003 server with the above with horde/imp for 2 years without issue at home.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Yep Apache Friends gets my vote. The only issue I've had with Apache/PHP on Windows is speed. Windows isn't too hot at context switching.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Have a look at this, not sure if it will do what you want. I have used it and it works very well.

    Appserv

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    If you want to keep your Windows boxes then I use Apache 2 Traid. It istalls all of the LAMP components (without Linux, obviously) and asks for very little information. I run this on my laptop too
    http://apache2triad.net/
    You mean WAMP?

    Pete

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Is that a spelling mistake?

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    no.

    LAMP = Linux Apache MySQL PHP (or Perl or Python)
    WAMP = Windows Apache MySQL PHP (or Perl or Python)

    There's lots of other equally imaginative acronyms based on LAMP. Check wikipedia out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_%28software_bundle%29

    Amusingly Windows + IIS + MySQL + PHP ends up being WIMP.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    I. WAS. JOKING. WAMP. Almost sounds like wa...........see?

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    No smiley. -10 nettique points.

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    Bah!! :?

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    Re: Which Webserver Installation Kit?

    lol

    /me hands dos_box a smiley with W.I.M.P. written on it

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