Have you ever wanted to run a test webserver with MySQL and PHP on your computer (Windows..), but didnâ€™t feel like installing Apache and all the related packages? Well, I recently bumped into Webserver on a Stick through the WordPress admin feeds. The tutorial here, describes how you can install the whole â€™serverâ€™ on a USB key and run WordPress off of it. Iâ€™ve found this to be pretty useful for testing themes and stuff before actually uploading it to the live site. I was going to install the Windows IIS, but I heard some bad things about it and it didnâ€™t help that it wouldnâ€™t even install properlyâ€¦
So if youâ€™ve ever been interested in doing some simple web development on your home computer, then give this a try.