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    Hey everyone I am php beginner. I want to install Joomla on my server can anyone tell me which software should I install for this XAMPP , WAMP or AMPPS ?
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    Originally Posted by Varshil
    Hey everyone I am php beginner. I want to install Joomla on my server can anyone tell me which software should I install for this XAMPP , WAMP or AMPPS ?
    Honestly XAMPP in my opinion is the easiest way to go.
    Two minutes to install and you can start coding.
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    Originally Posted by BKoller
    Honestly XAMPP in my opinion is the easiest way to go.
    Two minutes to install and you can start coding.

    thanks for the reply But Is this a matter of personal taste or is there a major difference between these three? What makes XAMPP better than WAMP and AMPPS? Have you tried WAMP or AMPPS?
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    XAMPP comes with more stuff, like Perl, Pear, etc. You really only need WAMP.

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    install ubuntu and follows these steps in this link.

    http://bdhacker.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/postgresql-phppgadmin-php5-ubuntu/

    Run ubuntu as a virtual machine through VMware player or vmware server.

    You'll get apache web server, php, and postgres database all setup and configured to handle it through the tutorial above.... You can test it on your local machine and it is far better and easy to manage if you have basic knowledge of linux. Also if your learning php I would get zend framework and see the examples they have and you can see how they function within the webserver... Which you would install from that link above in ubuntu 11.04

    I wouldn't recommend installing stacks because if you need more or special configuration I would go the linux way because google can get you fast answers for anything you would like to learn in web development.
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    Originally Posted by ManiacDan
    XAMPP comes with more stuff, like Perl, Pear, etc. You really only need WAMP.

    -Dan
    Agreed, but I installed XAMPP on the basic ideals of learning more web development languages and I did explore all the languages that XAMPP offered and I liked each of them, but work mainly with PHP.
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    okaay so XAMPP is the one to go for and I know XAMPP supports perl. But at the moment i'm only concern with php as I only know php now. I may try my hand at perl later though.
    What about EasyPHP and AMPPS how good are these two compared to XAMPP?
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    What about EasyPHP and AMPPS
    Never heard of them.

    When I was learning PHP we didn't have all these fancy-pants stacks to install, we just had each individual installer and a nightmare of configuration options to get them to see each other.

    And we walked uphill in the snow both ways and we LIKED it.

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    AMPPS is like XAMPP supporting apache,mysql,php,perl and python. Also I found out that ampps has softaculous inbuit in it.
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    I personally use EasyPHP.
    I think it's a great web development tool, especially for beginners.
    If you have any problems with it feel free to ask or just pm me.
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    Go xamp for sure!

    It is the easiest package.

    I use it + eclipse + scriptcase

    This is my dev environment (for windows).

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