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Poll Results: XAMPP or WAMP overall??

 
  • 33% (3)
    XAMPP
  • 66% (6)
    WAMP
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post #1 of 20
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New to PHP and SQL. I have thought it might be a good idea to setup a WAMP or XAMP on one of my rigs. I was curious what is a good OS to run either?? Ive read that if i am going to do Perl that XAMPP would be a good option. I think i would rather stick with Ajax, PHP, and SQL. Any suggestions or good tutorials out there?? What are good security precautions for setting up either? Ive read where it indicated that a WAMP would be easier for a beginner. Any thing else i need to know about either?
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WampServer. No contest.
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post #3 of 20
Or you can set everything up manually. It's not that difficult. Install Apache. Install PHP. Install MySQL. Done. You now have complete control. Here's a link to a good tutorial for you if you like those:
http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/how-do-i/install-apache-windows-7.php
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Or you can set everything up manually. It's not that difficult. Install Apache. Install PHP. Install MySQL. Done. You now have complete control. Here's a link to a good tutorial for you if you like those:
http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/how-do-i/install-apache-windows-7.php

what OS would you recommend??
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post #5 of 20
Windows 7 is fine.
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I've used both and they are both good, but WampServer is definitely more user friendly.
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i cant seem to find any documentation for security on wampserver
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i cant seem to find any documentation for security on wampserver

What do you mean for security?
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Originally Posted by MakubeX;14560380 
What do you mean for security?

what security options can i deploy so that someone cannot access my computer or is it all in my port settings?
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post #10 of 20
Wamp is simply another AMP stack, meaning a bundle of Apache MySQL and PHP (with a few extras). So the security settings you would use with Apache, MySQL and PHP is what you would use with WAMP, XAMPP or any other AMP stack.

Look up tutorials on setting Wamp or Xampp up and it should guide you through setting up passwords and permissions.
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