PortableWinPy Alternatives

    PortableWinPy is described as 'Goals'. There are more than 10 alternatives to PortableWinPy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PortableWinPy are MAMP (Freemium), AMPPS (Free), Devilbox (Free, Open Source) and UwAmp (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2017

    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. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.
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    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Open Server - a portable server platform and software environment designed specifically for web developers, taking into account their recommendations and suggestions. Open Server is much more functional than complex software like XAMPP or WAMPSERVER.
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    4. 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; start/stop manager.

      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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    5. Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP
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    6. Winpweb is a free portable Windows web development stack. It contains Nginx, MariaDB and PHP (with composer).
    7. 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.
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