Bitnami WAMP Stack provides a complete PHP, MySQL and Apache development environment for Windows that can be launched in one click. It also bundles phpMyAdmin and more.
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Why use the Bitnami WAMP Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run WAMP locally. The Bitnami WAMP Stack is:
We track every release of WAMP and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of WAMP as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying WAMP or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami WAMP Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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I wanted a localhost setup on my Win8.1 laptop for the usual front-end development stuff, as well as the ability to install and play around with WordPress.
I've tried WampServer and XAMPP, as well as a couple of others, and none of them have ever been particularly stable for me whilst running Win7 with all updates on another laptop. They would run fine for a short while then completely stop working. It was getting beyond ridiculous.
So when I bought a new Win8.1 laptop in Feb 2014, I decided to try Bitnami, based on a recommendation, and I haven't looked back since. Super-easy installation, and it's been running without any problems at all. So I'm sticking with Bitnami, for sure!
Overall a very good stack to use for both development and production use.
Create a MariaDB based version.
For Apache install, allow the option to specify an IP address during installation.
Not as important, provide installer with cache options.
I've used several WAMP stacks and custom installations. I actually learned some things by using the BitNami WAMP stack. Great job.
As described and mentioned by others setup is extremely simple. The additional included scripts (Windows batch files) and shortcuts to them, made getting the system setup as a service as simple as could be hoped for. As a linux user (As opposed to Windows), this has helped increase the speed in which the system was up and running and internally accessible on an intranet.
After setup was complete my custom application was easy to get working, though the mistake was thinking, just jump right in without reading any docs, because this project needs completed ASAP. After copying the php files, setting up the database, and inserting proper configurations for a custom application it was up and running in no time. Therefore it took a few days before realizing the mistake of not reading the included README.txt was discovered.
Though everything worked as expected, the application was not modular to WAMP, where modularity could be easily achieved. Understanding how to do this was quickly address in the README.txt file. At this point , it should be obvious to start there, though sometimes as a developer, a desire to get back to work can be a strength though sometimes self defeating.
Glad to have given the time to read the docs.
Very easy to install and no configuration work is needed. I installed WampServer but Apache just couldn't start. So I downloaded this and it worked!
I tried the other WAMP servers and of the 2 that I found that still are compatible with Windows XP [ Yes, some of us still prefer this OS! ;-) ] only Bitnami worked, and it worked seamlessly!
I suspect that all Bitnami apps, and not only the WAMP product, are compatible with Windows XP (?).
Great work ....!