XAMPP is an easy to use and cross -platform Apache distribution that consists of a collection of web servers that lets you test dynamic pages locally without access to the Internet. To make setting up web servers easier and quick, XAMPP was enriched with third-party applications, including Apache, MySQL, PHP, PEAR, PERL, OpenSSL, FileZilla FTP Server, Mercury Mailand more. It is a good solution for the administration of large Content Management Systems (CMS).
Installing the application is a piece of cake, just download, extract and let the program run. XAMPP comes with user friendly interface with extra sample programs including CD collection program, a small guest book software and other demonstration tools that aim to help you get around the application.
Despite being an instrument with lots of options for professionals, XAMPP manages to offer quite easy handling for the less experienced as well.
The effectiveness of XAMPP depends on how up to date the program is, in particular the latest version of the included components. The application receives regular updates to ensure it is able to deal with the new requirements.
All in all, XAMPP is an ideal tool for dynamic web developers and zealous bloggers. The main benefit of this utility, besides its functionality and the fact that it is free of charge, is easy installation of this distribution that allows comfortable way to test dynamic web pages.
· 64 MB of RAM recommended
· 200 MB free HD space