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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 a Web Server in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MoWeS Portable for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MoWeS Portable are WampServer, HFS 2 (HTTP File Server), AMPPS and MAMP.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. XAMPP icon

    XAMPP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

    ⚫︎ PortableXAMPP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedXAMPP supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    WampServer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

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  3. HFS 2 (HTTP File Server) icon

    HFS 2 (HTTP File Server)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    You can use HFS (HTTP File Server) to send and receive files.

    ⚫︎ PortableHFS 2 (HTTP File Server) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    AMPPS

    • 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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    MAMP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Devilbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Docker

    The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.

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    EasyPHP

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

    Setup at a glance a pre-configured Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP environment on your system or on a USB key and develop or present locally your projects.

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    UwAmp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableUwAmp can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The development seems stopped since the last version (3.1.0 / 2016).

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    Laragon

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLaragon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The Uniform Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableThe Uniform Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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