MoWeS Portable Alternatives

    MoWeS Portable is described as 'MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc.) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MoWeS Portable for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Wine. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MoWeS Portable are WampServer (Free, Open Source), MAMP (Freemium), AMPPS (Free) and HFS (HTTP File Server) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. 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
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    2. 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.
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    3. MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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    4. You can use HFS (HTTP File Server) to send and receive files. Its different from classic file sharing because it uses web technology to be more compatible with todays Internet.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.
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    5. UwAmp is a Wamp Server with Apache MySQL PHP and SQLite, and it comes with an very smart interface that offers various information, configuration and commands for the server. It can handle multiple php versions and monitor cpu usage. Also it is able to run in U3 mode.
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    6. The Uniform Server is a WAMP package that allows you to run a server on any MS Windows OS based computer. It is small and mobile to download or move around and can also be used or setup as a production/live server.
    7. A lightweight, fast and convenient modern LAMP Server with Redis and Memcached, extremely high performance. Laragon'll turn your computer into a powerful server in a minute so you can host Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and Prestashop quickly and effortlessly.
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    8. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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