Timothy J. Luoma wrote. re: >> "all-in-one" server packages such as FoxServer, IndigoPerl, >> xiampp, Merlin, etc., that install Apache/Perl/PHP and mySQL >> in a single installation?? > I installed Apache and PHP recently on WinXP with pretty much no > hassle. It was pretty painless even with the minimal amount of > documentation I actually read. > > I'd install Apache first. Choose the defaults, then get the installer > packages for PHP and mySQL. +1 -- I've never used any "all-in-one" installers, but I've heard enough other people complain about problems with them. If this is for personal learning, and you're not under a deadline, I'd say you're far better off going through each individual setup. You (the original poster) are on XP now, but who's to say you won't have to upgrade MySQL on a Linux host tomorrow, or add PHP to an OS X box? Better to know, even casually, the file system layout and config options for each thing you're working with. IMHO :-) -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.