Php – XAMPP and WAMP in the LAMP, what’s the best?


We have got loads of options for php + MySQL + Apache combo… Which is the best pack among these ?

Lets confine our ideas to WAMP vs XAMPP, is there a better option to go for?

I created an online programming contest web app called CodeFire on XAMPP, later I had to switch to WAMP, where none of the php scripts worked properly… what standard should I follow?

Best Solution

I like XAMPP, personally. I have an install running on a thumbdrive that I carry around that's pretty much my development environment for LAMP web dev on any machine I happen to be at (I'm mostly on Windows client machines).

Small, fully-functional, and stable - works really well for my needs.