When I started coding in PHP, the main hassle was preparing the development environment. Installing Apache, PHP, MySQL was not so easy. Then I came across PHPTried and after that WAMPP. But finally I got what I wanted – XAMPP. To me XAMPP is a total PHP development environment.
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.
To get a copy of XAMPP, visit http://www.apachefriends.org/.