Web development – handy webserver for your tests

Hi all

I might be the last to have found this out, but just in case – I found this great little piece of free software: XAMPP.

XAMPP is a is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB/MySQL, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use.

What can use it for?

When your building a website, XAMPP will create a mini webserver in your computer, which means you can test your webpages like you were actually connecting to the internet. It will give you an IP address (localhost).

Also, if you’re developing databases, this tool will create an “online” SQL repository using MySQL and will also create the PHP server for you to connect to it.

All these is very very handy if you don’t actually have a webserver available to you.

You can download here: www.apachefriends.org