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

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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.

The distribution for Linux systems (tested for SuSE, RedHat, Mandrake and Debian) contains: Apache, MySQL, PHP & PEAR, Perl,ProFTPD, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSL, GD, Freetype2, libjpeg, libpng, gdbm, zlib, expat, Sablotron, libxml, Ming, Webalizer, pdf class, ncurses, mod_perl, FreeTDS, gettext, mcrypt, mhash, eAccelerator, SQLite and IMAP C-Client.

Install XAMPP in Debian

First you need to download the latest version of XAMPP from here .At the time of writing this article XAMPP version is 1.5.5a.

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re: XAMPP

XAMPP the Ubuntu-esque method of setting up a web server.

Deliciously easy to setup and oh so insecure.

Now if the XAMPP developers would tack on a script to auto-install Wordpress, you'd have the perfect canned solution (firewall not included) so that any lazy/stupid person with a DSL connection could create a hackers delight box in just a few minutes.

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