Webserver on a Stick

Have you ever wanted to run a test webserver with MySQL and PHP on your computer (Windows..), but didn’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 ’server’ on a USB key and run WordPress off of it. I’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 didn’t help that it wouldn’t even install properly…

So if you’ve ever been interested in doing some simple web development on your home computer, then give this a try.

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