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Zend Server Alternatives

Zend Server is described as 'is the #1 professional PHP stack. It is the most complete PHP distribution with a continuously updated set of advanced value-add features designed to optimize productivity, performance, scalability and reliability' and is a Web Server in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zend Server for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is XAMPP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zend Server are MAMP, AMPPS, Fenix Web Server and SecureWAMP.

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    XAMPP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    50 alternatives to XAMPP 

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

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    39 alternatives to MAMP 

    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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    AMPPS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    40 alternatives to AMPPS 

    AMPPS is a WAMP and MAMP stack from Softaculous with Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, latest versions of PHP and Softaculous auto-installer on desktops and office servers.

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    Fenix Web Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    43 alternatives to Fenix Web Server 

    Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.

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    SecureWAMP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    47 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableSecureWAMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last update on 2012 (version 0.90)

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    Open Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Open Server 

    Open Server - a portable server platform and software environment designed specifically for web developers, taking into account their recommendations and suggestions.

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    1.  PortableOpen Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      WPN-XM

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      36 alternatives to WPN-XM 

      WPN-XM - is a free and open-source web server solution stack for professional PHP development on the Windows platform.

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      1.  PortableWPN-XM can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      The last update is from June 2019, and the last release (0.8.6) is from August 2015.

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      WinNMP

      41 alternatives to WinNMP 

      Nginx MariaDB Redis Php development stack for Windows, with Composer, Adminer, LetsEncrypt certificates, WinSCP, multiple PHP versions, projects and virtual servers.

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      1.  PortableWinNMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      RoadRunner

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      2 alternatives to RoadRunner 

      RoadRunner is the modern-day answer to the age-old question, “How can I effectively and safely speed up my PHP application?”. By offloading specific processes to Golang that would normally overload a PHP application, RoadRunner supercharges the application performance, ensuring...

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRoadRunner can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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      Websites

      42 alternatives to Websites 

      Simple, lightweight and secure web server with a convenient and simple interface. Automatic certificate renewal through Let’s encrypt.

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