stevemaury wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Also, usbwebserver doesn't work on OS X. I like XAMPP.
I keep forgetting that not everyone uses Windows ... habits
XAMPP is for X-OS, Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, this is actually cross-platform
WAMP is for Windows
LAMP is for Linux
MAMP is for Mac OS X
All 4 require a bit more than basic knowledge about webservers.
If you're a Windows user then USBWebserver is by far the easiest to install and use and I haven't seen anything else near that simple. Once you get past the "basic" stage, WAMP (or others like DevServer, which used to be EasyPHP, and others, a google search will easily give 20+ results) will give you many more options (changing php versions, using different database engines ). Which one to use is personal preference, but if you want to use PHP 7+ you'll need a relatively recent version.
Older versions of php can be installed with all those packages but I used to prefer using an old version of EasyPHP.