phpdev's homepage wrote: AMP on a USB ...whyfor ?
I dunno , there are several possible uses , the most obvious being demonstrating your wares to a potential client on their computer , but the possibilities should be obvious to any PHP heads who in general I find are quite an inventive bunch. In the past I have produced AMP CD-R's , e.g. Apache/MySQL/PHP installation running from a CD-R , a USB flash drive install is even easier since we don't have to worry about non-writable media, the point of this article by the way is to provide a portable system with no hard-coding of drive paths etc.
err a USB flash drive (min 32MB) , PHP (I am using 5.0.3 ), Apache (2.0.50) & MySQL -v $whatever , and the text editor of your choice, my tests are all done on XP & 2003 server , this configuration should however work on windows 2000 , and possibly on windows 98 though I won't bet anything I need on that.
32MB ? , OK ever-so slightly stripped versions of the above configurations take 29.4MB of space on your USB , most 32MB USB's use a couple of MB for whatever (often rescue software etc) so you may need to strip say some unused language files to give you a MB or 2 for your project , in fact you can get well below 15MB if you are really stingy on the extensions and strip out unneeded binaries etc...