XAMPP is a cross-platform build that contains Apache web server, MySQL, PHP script interpreter, Perl server programming language and a large number of additional libraries and utilities that allow you to quickly run a full-fledged and working web server on a Windows computer.
In the complete set there are the examples written in languages Perl and PHP. On their example we can look at and study the functionality and all the advantages of these programming languages. This version of XAMPP is portable and does not require installation and works from any removable media.
It is worth noting that XAMPP contains a full-fledged FTP server and the phpMyAdmin utility and a huge number of other useful programs. This build, of course, will please all users of the HTTP-server Apache, but in turn it will be convenient and all novice users, as the deployment of a full-fledged web-server with XAMPP takes a minimum of time and does not require in-depth knowledge. It supports all 32-bit Microsoft operating systems starting with Windows 95, as well as Linux, MacOS X and Solaris.
In addition to the fact that the portable version of XAMPP server building greatly simplifies the work of the system administrator, it is necessary to mention another undoubted advantage - complete free of charge.
- Apache web server version 2.4.2;
- DBMS MySQL 5.5.25a;
- PHP 5.4.4 + PEAR library set;
- convenient XAMPP control panel;
- the PhpMyAdmin utility;
- OpenSSL 1.0.1c;
- ADOdb 5.15;
- FileZilla FTP server version 0.9.41.