What’s that? if you don`t know what’s WAMP, it stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP! It’s a bundled open source, FREE server for PHP! I think, it’s better than appserv (the one that I am using on our LAN php powered dynamic database driven pages), – ang haba no?, but I havn’t tried it yet, I just found this link in phpbb as I am browsing their forums and looking phpbb MODS, and asking for some php tips to modify our Savantage forums! Hehe.. I’m planning to test this on a seperate web server. I’m so excited of this new php server, and can’t wait to see the new features of it, specially the latest version of phpMyAdmin that was bundled with it.
They say PHP 5 is pretty fast, compared to PHP 4, and it supports more libraries and syntax compared to PHP 4, so, whether I like it or not, I should upgrade and move to the latest version of PHP. Whew! This will be a headache for me again. It will be like giving someone a pain relief for an antbite by doing brain surgery and disconnecting their brain’s pain receptors from the rest of their body.
Last November 2, 2006, the latest version of the bundled open source php server was released: WAMP5 1.6.6 : with PHP 5.2.0 Live from the Zend/PHP, a new release of WAMP5 including the very lastest version of PHP 5.2.0. This release also includes MySQL 5.0.27 and the latest version of phpmyadmin. Visit www.wampserver.com for more info.