Setting up your own Web server can be a pain when trying to install PHP, MySQL, Apache, and phpMyAdmin. There are several different applications available that try to make doing this easy by installing all of the above for you, and my favorite has always been EasyPHP. I’ve tried others but EasyPHP is just so, well, easy. :)
The only thing that I never liked about it is that they don’t update it very frequently. It has been nearly 2 years since the last version was released and within that time there have been significant updates to all of the included programs. Luckily they have been working on a new version and we should see it available soon, but if you can’t wait any longer to get your Windows server setup in a matter of minutes (with the latest software) then they have posted a Beta version.
Here are the version numbers of each application that is included:
- Apache 2.2.3
- PHP 5.2.0
- MySQL 5.0.27
- phpMyAdmin 126.96.36.199
- SQLiteManager 1.2.0
If you’re still a little skeptical about how easy it is to install this just checkout their installation guide. Note: Most of the website is in French so you may have to use their translation buttons at the top in order to have the page translated into your language.
So now you don’t have any excuse why you can’t post your holiday pictures on a nice website for your family to see. ;)