Appendix 4: Useful Tools
Open Source program to zip/unzip files.
WinSCP is an open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer.
WAMP Server
WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin to easily manage your databases. WampServer installs automatically (installer), and its usage is very intuitive. You will be able to tune your server without even touching the setting files.
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
Package Web Tools
=== USB Apps ==== - 7zip, Filezilla, Kompozer, DataBase Browser, Opera, PicPick, Winmerge, Gimp, Notepad++, OikoCSSeditor, SubCommander, ToDoList, Toucan, Xenu, TeamViewer, Pidgin, FastImageOptimizer, VirtualWin and MiniServer (with last Apache - MySQL - PHP, and Adminer to administrate the database)
Package Web Browsers
=== USB Apps ==== - Firefox + webdevelopper and XooFoo extensions (stable and development version), IETester 0.4.5, Opera (stable and development version), OperaMobile Emulator, Safari, Google Chrome + webdevelopper extension (stable and development version), Maxthon (stable and development version), SeaMonkey, Avant browser, Flock and Elinks
Uniform Server
"Why use Uniform Server instead of XAMPP or WAMP or EASYPHP? 1. Security 2. Lightweight (xampp 51MB, XAMPlite 28MB. Uniform Server 9.95MB). 3. Easier to use. 4. XAMPP (for example) got lots of unnecessary features, especially for the Xoops community. Despite the small size of Uniform Server, it has all we need./ /Installing Uniform Server will give you, in last versions: - MySQL database. - phpMyAdmin to administrate the MySQL database. - Apache hosting. - PHP (Has over 100 bugfixes more than what you get when downloading XAMPP). - eAccelerator to make website faster.
Uniform Server by XooFoo
Uniform Server optimized for XOOPS
Mini Server (just 5MB) by XooFoo
A basic portable production server with the added power of PHP allowing dynamic web pages in addition to static htm and html pages. Designed to allow multiple servers running on same PC or USB discs, these will require a separate virtual drive automatically created. MySQL support is enabled further enhancing this server’s capability.
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