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Learning Mambo : A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website by Douglas Paterson

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Appendix A. Installing XAMPP

In this appendix we will walk through downloading, installing, and setting up the XAMPP package. XAMPP is a free package that has a collection of free applications assembled to provide you with an easy-to-set up web server (Apache), database server (MySQL), and server-side scripting language (PHP). XAMPP lets you experiment with these technologies and develop your own web applications.

Setting up an AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment has typically required configuring the different applications to work on their own, and then to work with each other. With XAMPP this interplay has already been set up for you, and the system comes ready configured and ready to go. In addition to being easy to get started, XAMPP includes ...

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