Didnt find this in a search...
First off xampp is great, quick, painless install with no problems.
Now, Ive been trying to integrate php and java. I tried for a while with the default xammp install (php5) and no luck, it simply crashed apache with no real error messages.
I switched to php4 (using the nifty switch bat) and it worked as expected... once.
After alot of searching I see this most likely has something to with apache being multithreaded. (there was also some talk of php being a cgi and not a module).
Apparently the answer is to run apache in "prefork". I dont know what that is or how to do it is anyone here able to shed some light on it or point me in the right direction?