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  1. Nice tutorial. I’d personally prefer to use WAMP over XAMPP though. I don’t know why. Probably because it’s more user-friendly. XAMPP just seemed a bit bulky.

    1. I used to use EasyPHP but switched to XAMPP, never tried WAMP – maybe I’ll give it a go sometime.

    2. in windows, wamp + eclipse
      in mac, mamp + eclipse
      in linux, lamp + eclipse.

      I found eclipse is really good for php as well. I use notepad++ for minor coding. But the intellisense bonus of eclipse really helps alot.

  2. Funny, almost exactly the same, except I use FileZilla. I never understand why people want to me messing with WAMP/XAMPP setups when you can use WordPress MS/MU to work on a development subdomain.

    One thing I would like to add when developing on ‘live servers’ is to use a plugin like Absolute Privacy to completely lock down your site.

    And yeah.. need to start working on using SVN too πŸ˜‰

    1. I used FileZilla all the time before I started with WinSCP. Thanks for the tip on the Absolute Privacy plugin. I actually set up a htaccess/ htpassword combination to stop people from being able to access the sub domain – will need to check out Absolute Privacy to see what that does as well.

      1. So in your opinion WinSCP trumps FileZilla? If so, I’m curious why πŸ™‚

      2. There are a couple of reasons. 1, there was the seamless joining of WinSCP and Notepad++. I could double click a file in WinSCP and it would open in Notepad++, then when I save the file it would be uploaded automatically. In Filezilla you have to switch back to FZ and say yes to a couple of dialogue windows asking if you want to upload. Secondly it had instant logins for Putty, which makes logging into the websites command line simple as can be.

      3. Been playing with WinSCP, and I see what you mean. Might have to trade it too. Thanks for the tip.

  3. I’m using EasyPHP. I mainly use Dreamweaver CS3 because I like its syntax highlighting. Have read/heard of Notepad++ before, but after reading this post, I decided to try it. It’s free, lighter and had great features. I like the ‘remember current session’ as I work with the same files most of the time. Thanks Ben for bringing Notepad++ to my attention, it’s now my favorite and default editor. πŸ™‚

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