In the past when I've set up development servers on my computers I always downloaded Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin individually and installed them. The process hasn't always been smooth. This time around I was thinking about going with a WAMP. I had no idea there were so many different WAMP packages.
I figured I would ask for a recommendation before proceeding in hopes of avoiding any pitfalls. The computer OS is Windows Vista 64 bit.
The package that has the most name recognition with me is [XAMPP. I've seen it mentioned many times. Looking at the comparison of WAMP packages on Wikipedia, I am most intrigued by [URL="http://www.ampps.com/"]AMPPS](http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html) because it has a built-in updater. If there is no updater in the package, I have to think upgrading one of the programs would be a major hassle. Right? But having no experience with any of these WAMPs, I really don't know.
So if anyone can make any recommendations, I will be most grateful.
I use XAMP portable for almost 2 years, and it works fine.
I prefer portable aplications because no need to install in system, and can run also from stick.