Alternatives to Acquia Dev Desktop for all platforms with any license

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    XAMPP

    XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use. XAMPP is free even for commercial uses

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Apache HTTP Server

    Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web and in 2009 became the first web server to surpass the 100 million web site milestone. Apache was the first viable alternative to the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    WampServer

    WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin and SQLite Manager to easily manage your databases. WampServer...

    Open Source Windows

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    MAMP

    MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    AMPPS

    AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    SecureWAMP

    With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI. Compared to common WAMPs SecureWAMP offers some revolutionary benefits. With SecureWAMP users have...

    Open Source Windows

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    Neard

    Neard is a portable WAMP software stack involving useful binaries, tools and applications for your web development. Major binaries Apache Filezilla Server MailHog MariaDB Memcached MySQL Node.js...

    Free Windows

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    Portable Webserver

    It's a portable server manager that you can go anywhere, anytime, in any computer and run your webapp. Quick and easy to configure, a really useful application for your portable apps kit.

    Free Windows Self-Hosted

  • FoxServ

    FoxServ is an Apache / mySQL / PHP installer package for Windows and Linux. Unlike NuShpere or PHPTriad, FoxServ features the latest version of all …

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Kalabox

    Faster local development for Drupal, WordPress, and beyond. Kalabox is the easiest way to develop websites and get them live. Get rid of the drudgery and have more fun!.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Denwer

    Denwer is a collection of often-used web-servers for web-programmers. It is used to debug web-sites under Win32. Denwer includes: friendly installer; Apache; PHP; MySQL; Perl; virtual host management system; phpMyAdmin; sendmail stub;...

    Free Personal Windows Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the website is full of spam articles. Last version, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS)

    LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a high-performance Apache drop-in replacement. LSWS is the 4th most popular web server on the internet and the #1 commercial web server. Upgrading your web server to LiteSpeed Web Server will improve...

    Commercial Linux

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    VBServer

    Create a personal web server with simplicity, reliability, and ease using VBServer.

    Free Windows

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  • Apache2Triad icon

    Apache2Triad

    Server bundle of : Apache2 , MySQL , PostgreSQL , OpenSSL , Xmail , SlimFTPd Software developing triad of : PHP , Perl and Python + Apache2TriadCP , PHPmyadmin , PHPPgAdmin , AWStats , UebiMiau , PHPXMail , PHPSFTPd. All latest...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued A popup on http://apache2triad.net says: "Since 2006 Apache2Triad is no longer being developed." Anyway it can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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Comment by escoles
about Acquia Dev Desktop and MAMP, XAMPP Sep 2012

Not really for general use, but great if you are building sites in a specific major-version of Drupal. (On a Mac, I think it should be possible to run two different major-version stacks, but I haven't tried it.) Really simplifies the setup and configuration, but again, not an alternative for general dev purposes. (You could tweak/hack it to host other systems, but by then you've have been better off using a general-purpose *AMP stack.)

For my part, I run this and MAMP on my mac and this and XAMPP on Windows.

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