Install A Custom Apache, PHP, MySQL Web Server on Windows XP, Vista

Thursday Oct 22nd 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Setting up a custom Web server on your development computer not only means you have complete control of your development environment, but also that you are able to emulate a production server as closely as possible. Read on to learn how.

[From Web Developer's Virtual Library]

Surprisingly many developers I come across in my daily work do not run a local server. This always amuses me, mostly because if you took my local server off my laptop I would probably go into death throws fairly soon thereafter. Maybe it is just the way I have come to code over the past few years, or maybe it is relying too much on something familiar. Whatever it is, I like it and I refuse to let it go.

But why would you want a local server on your laptop or home PC? Quite simply, what better way is there to test your work?

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