Sunday, 29 July 2012 10:55

EasyPHP Web Server (WinXP)

WampServer is my favorite personal local web server before my Sony Vios notebook get spoil. Now I switch to EasyPHP due to WampServer is not running on my new Toshiba notebook.

I had do a research before I stick into one particular web server software, here you can get some web server information. After study some post from internet & tested myself. Finally EasyPHP is my choice.

 

EasyPHP is a wonderful WAMP server application. With EasyPHP, you will have PHP,   MySQL , Apache,  PhpMyAdmin, Xdebug on your computer.   

I start using EasyPHP from version 5.3.9. Now it is EASYPHP 12.0 and there is three different PHP version including in EASYPHP 12.0:

 
Download


How to Install

  • Download & install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, without this you will facing opening Apache error
  • Download EasyPHP
  • I'm using EasyPHP 12.0 with PHP 5.3.14, so I download the EasyPHP-12.0_with_PHP-5.3.14-setup.exe file
  • Run EasyPHP-12.0_with_PHP-5.3.14-setup.exe & follow on screen instruction until   installation complete
  • You can download different version EasyPHP & install to your computer, so you will have different version EasyPHP in you computer.


How to use
Using EasyPHP is very simple: 

  • Click Start -> Programs ->EasyPHP_YourVersion -> EasyPHP_YourVersion
  • Drop php or html file to the www folder (eg. C:\Program Files\EasyPHP-12.0\www) where you install EasyPHP & then open it from browser.

Here is an example of the PHP code, save it as myPHPfile.php. It show the PHP information & the module information.

<?php
// Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL
phpinfo();

// Show just the module information.
// phpinfo(8) yields identical results.
phpinfo(INFO_MODULES);
?>

Noticed that the server port use in version 12.0 is different compare with early version. Version 5.3.9 use port 80 whereas 12.0 use 8887 (may change). So you must include server port in your URL when use with EasyPHP 12.0. See below for example:

  • http://127.0.0.1:8887/myPHPfile.php 
  • http://localhost:8887/myPHPfile.php

 

Conclusion

  • EasyPHP is very easy to use & start very fast
  • EasyPHP can start and stop service any time.
  • EasyPHP can install different version in different folder & running with different version.
  • EasyPHP bundle with PhpMyAdmin. You can manage database very easily. 
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