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XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.

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I actually do not think

 

I actually do not think that XAMPP is really necessary on a Linux-system. Sure, on Windows it can make installation easier, but on Linux it's really just installing the right packages from your distro's packaging-system and that's more or less it.
Also that way it'll be sure you'll have no libraries in two different versions and all that.
Also I don't really like what I heard to be the default settings for XAMPP, they tolerate too much which, with new users, might lead to scripts that not are very interoperable.
Overall I think XAMPP is not a bad thing to make the setup of a development-environment on Windows easier, but it's far away from what I'd consider recommendable.

I do not recommend using

 

I do not recommend using xampp anyways. I mean yes it is good for starters and probably makes a great template but for those who do not wish to provide everything to the world then it is useless and chore to maintain and maybe even a security risk depending upon the skill level.

I do recommend the Cherokee Project

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