The Joys of AMP on WinXP SP2

So what’s AMP?

Apache, MySQL & PHP.

Why so joyous? Because it’s soooooo easy to upgrade them that even a kid could do it!
I’ll leave the decision of whether or not their is a hint of sarcasm in that statement up to you ;)

Honestly…. I don’t care what anyone says… it’s not all gravy. I spent the best part of ten hours upgrading today. I won’t go into the details because you probably won’t bother reading it anyway. But, if you are a web developer and are having problems installing Apache, MySQL & PHP on Windows XP SP2 feel free to give me a shout. I’ll try my best to help you out.

At least now I can get back to coding :D

Oh by the way, the versions I upgraded to are Apache 2.0.52, MySQL 4.0.22 and PHP5.0.2

2 thoughts on “The Joys of AMP on WinXP SP2”

  1. Hi,
    I can´t install Apache 2.0.52 on my WinXp SP2. I want to learn web programming, so i interested in Apache, MySQL andPHP. Can you help me? The problem is that Apache doesn´t run as a service, there is a Apache2 file missing. I installed the patch from MS (KB884020).
    Thank you, L.

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