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I need a XAMPP like but a lighter version. All I need is to run PHP and MySQL scripts.Please help me on how and what application should need to download.

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The lightest possible setup I can think of is downloading MySQL and PHP, then installing them manually. If you need a web server, download Apache and install it manually. You can try that if it's not too much of a hassle. – BoltClock Sep 11 '10 at 13:34

You can always use WAMP. I have used both XAMPP and WAMP, and to me WAMP is much more simpler than XAMPP. I am afraid it also has Apache Server with PHP and MySQL. Here is the link.

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WAMP for the win – f00 Sep 11 '10 at 13:44
He only wants PHP + MySQL, without any webserver. WAMP ftl in this case.. – halfdan Sep 11 '10 at 13:50
Thank you for the reply – Jordan Pagaduan Sep 11 '10 at 13:53
@f00: For the lin I think there is LAMP :-) – MD Sayem Ahmed Sep 11 '10 at 14:31

Create your own, its not that hard to do.. all you need is a tutorial to get you started ;)

And its not really that hard to be honest, just install apach php and mysql like so:

c:/server/        ##Apache
c:/server/php/    ##Php
c:/server/mysql/  ##Mysql

And then just follow the guide to setting up the directories and modules / extentions.

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Try to use Denwer. Link. He is very light.

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Does that have an option to exclude PostgreSQL from the setup? – BoltClock Sep 11 '10 at 13:35
Yes, Denwer includes MySQL(i)/PostgreSQL/MSSQL, PEAR, PECL by default. All additional extensions install very easy. – Alexander.Plutov Sep 11 '10 at 13:40
He asked if it's possible to EXCLUDE PostgreSQL.. – halfdan Sep 11 '10 at 13:49
Thank you for this. Even if I don't understant the site but I see the application it is very light. 6mb. – Jordan Pagaduan Sep 11 '10 at 13:52
It is impossible to exclude Postgre from setup. But why you want to excude? All unused extensions you can put off after installing. – Alexander.Plutov Sep 11 '10 at 13:55

Well there is EasyPHP (, but this still comes with an Apache 2.2. Other than that I guess you have to install PHP5 ( + MySQL ( yourself. Download packages for Windows are available under the above links.

Best wishes,

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Is WAMP a bad option? – Gunner Sep 11 '10 at 13:35
It still comes with an Apache. To my understanding he just wants PHP + MySQL without any webserver. – halfdan Sep 11 '10 at 13:37
Thank you for reply. This is good idea :D – Jordan Pagaduan Sep 11 '10 at 13:54

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