XAMPP with ubunutu on WSL2 for web development

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XAMPP with ubunutu on WSL2 for web development

Postby manarak » 07. June 2020 06:51


It has been some years since I last used XAMPP for windows. I had replaced XAMPP with WAMPserver because of the ease of use and the ability to switch PHP versions and MySQL versions with just a click.

Now I must move to using linux to maintain my Drupal sites, so I am looking into XAMPP again for managing my LAMP stack, using a linux GUI.

Is XAMPP the right tool for me today ?
What I particularly appreciate in WAMPserver is that everything comes pre-installed and pre-configured, and the program takes care of creating new vhosts, etc. as needed, no need to do anything in the Windows hosts file, etc. It just works directly out of the box. Also, changing PHP or MySQL versions takes just a mouseclick, for example I can click database->mysql5 and then PHP version->5.56, services-> restart and it's done. Or activating and deactivating Apache modules, setting PHP parameters, etc.
As I already wrote, some years ago I was using XAMPP for Windows but I switched to WAMPserver because it was more flexible and easier to use.
Has XAMPP evolved to offer the same ease of use?
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Re: XAMPP with ubunutu on WSL2 for web development

Postby Altrea » 07. June 2020 17:39

Simple answer: no.
Xampp don't provide the functions you liked so much on wamppserver.
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
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