Open Source Tools

When you start website development [either PHP/MYSQL or any other environment] you require a number of tools to get your work going. So today I am going to discuss some very essential and FREE/open source tools that can help you at various stages of website development.


21Nov

Open Source Tools

Posted By:-Rocky Singh

When you start website development [either PHP/MYSQL or any other environment] you require a number of tools to get your work going. So today I am going to discuss some very essential and FREE/open source tools that can help you at various stages of website development.

Setting up PHP/MYSQL/Apache development environment:

WAMP server
This package is specifically for windows based machines and the three most essential software for PHP based website development (PHP/MySQL and Apache ) are bundled in it and provided in a executable package. And moreover if you need to update any of the 3 bundled software in WAMP - you can do it!

XAMPP Server
This package is available for not just Windows platform but for Linux and Mac as well. And it has few more software bundled in it than WAMP server package, like FTP client, PERL and Webalizer etc.

FTP clients

FileZilla
FileZilla allows you to upload/download files to/from remote server very easily. This is one of best open source / FREE FTP client available till today.

PHP/HTML Editors

NotePad++
NotePad++ is one of the best FREE HTML/PHP editor. It not just allows you to edit/write code in PHP and HTML but many other languages. For full list of features please visit its project website.

Database Management Tools

MySQL GUI Tools
MySQL GUI Tools is a bundle of three tools:

 
  • MySQL Administrator 1.2
  • MySQL Query Browser 1.2
  • MySQL Migration Toolkit 1.1

For more information on these tools and many other tools offered by MySQL to manage your database, please visit MySQL website's download page.

Email Client:

Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the best FREE email client available today. You can use this software to manage your all POP based emails boxes. For more information on thunderbird please visit its website.

I shall write about more FREE and essential software in my next post.

To get your website designed/developed, you can contact us on
cwebconsultants@gmail.com or visit our website www.cwebconsultants.com



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