Saturday, March 24, 2007

Apache server on Windows Vista

In the past I always configured my own Apache webserver / PHP, etc. I don't know why (I'm not that much of a server expert), but it just fellt better. On my new PC with Windows Vista however, I couldn't get it to work easily. So I looked around a bit and stumbled upon an all-in-one solution called Wamp. According to the developers it works fine on Vista (takes care of UAC), and after some testing I can happily confirm that it does! The setup asks a few questions, so it automatically configures the web servers. Another cool thing is that Wamp runs an icon in the taskbar (next to the clock) that let's you quickly configure stuff! Nice!

2 comments:

Sean said...

I gave up on installing all the individual components of a LAMP -- well, WAMP -- setup a long time ago. Once you've learned how to do it, you can start taking the easy way out. These days I use Xampp, and haven't had any problems.

Quaint said...

Like I said in my article, the beauty of Wamp (imo) is that it has a GREAT configuration utility. Just click the icon and (for instance) activate PHP extensions, php.ini settings, Apache extensions, etc..