Make your intranet more productive with XAMPP
A phenomenal amount of information is being managed by open source content management systems (CMS), wikis, and blogs. However, most of these content management systems work on the popular but difficult to configure LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack, which makes setting up one fall within an administrator's domain. You can simplify your hosting tasks by turning to XAMPP, a full-featured Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl stack that works on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris. It can give you a fully integrated server environment within minutes.
The current version of XAMPP, 1.5.3a, is a 51MB package that includes Apache 2.2.2, MySQL 5.0.21, PHP 5.1.4 and 4.4.2, Perl 5.8.7, phpMyAdmin 2.8.1, Webalizer 2.01, and several other libraries, modules, and utilities that ensure XAMPP will work with any open source CMS. Download the package and install it from root with a command like sudo tar zxvf xampp-linux-1.5.3a.tar.gz -C /opt. After that, the command /opt/lampp/lampp start as root should start the various sub-servers. Pointing your browser to http://localhost will take you to the XAMPP control panel.